Drying my lavender

Previously, I talked about my visit to Hitchin Lavender.
I took home a great bunch of lavender flowers in my brown bag.

To prevent my lavender flowers from rotting, I had to let them dry.
I left them under the sun every day from morning to late afternoon,
presumably they could dry faster.
I did it for a couple of days, until they completely dried.
Thanks to the past hot summer week....
which made this drying process faster.

Well, lucky me, they really did dry.
I have some flowers which are still attached to the stalks
and some are without stalks as I removed them.
I gave quite a few bunches to my friends.
They were so happy.

Surprisingly the lavender smell is still there.
I've never thought the smell would remain the same
as much as it was when I first picked these flowers.

I am so glad!

Shakespeare Star Wars

I didn't that this kind of book ever exists....haha.
I encountered this when I visited the birthplace of Shakespeare,

I went there purposely to watch Cymbeline,
one of Shakespeare's famous noble work.
I will talk about it next time.

Marimo World #8: Extra Large Marimo - unboxing

This is my extra large marimo which I purchased online long ago.
The size is approximately 10 cm (diameter).

This is how I first got it, in this parcel.

I had to clean it...thoroughly, to remove dirt and sand.

I cut the excess...including black spots.

I put it into my marimo tank....together with its new friends!
It was floating for a couple of days. That's normal.

Then it sank to the bottom of the tank.

Bye now!

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My UK House Tour 2016

Not much, but it is home.
My room is exactly the first as you enter the house.
You can see I shield my window glass with
some UV protector.

This is the living room.

This is the storage room. I made it empty when I first moved in.

It is the look of a common student house here.
The rent per person is £286.00 monthly (for each bedroom).
I share this house with two other girls.
Actually, I just moved here (July intake)
and I didn't do so much decorating
as I did to my previous bedroom (A & B) in the old house
because I don't plan to rent this place long.
Enough for a couple of months, I think.

The backyard.
I cleaned it to make a space for clothes drying area.
This is the best I could do. It was much worse before,
with overgrown grass and crawling plants everywhere.
I said 'crawling plants'!!! Literally!!

I can't do much to clear the bush.
It's very dangerous.
It's summer....so sleeping animals are awakened!

It is a one-year-contract house, but we can always move out
anytime we want as long as we can find a new tenant.
The agency will charge us GBP100.00
for the documentation, that's all.

Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium

It was raining heavily when I was there.
I don't know a thing about football!
I tagged along while I accompanying my cousin to see this place.

As I was saying, the rain didn't stop me from taking pictures.
People would assume I must be a hardcore fan of Liverpool F.C.

While protecting my camera from getting wet,
I captured as many pictures as I could.
Not to mention 'while wiping the camera lens' too!

I didn't buy anything but a fridge magnet.

It is so easy to get here (Anfield).
I took a bus (No. 26) at the City Center,
precisely at Liverpool ONE bus station
and it only cost about GBP4.00++ return.
As I can remember, the Liverpool ONE bus station
 is exactly in front of John Lewis.
John Lewis is not far from the famous Albert Dock.
So it is very easy to spot on.

I walked from Liverpool Lime Street Train Station
to Liverpool ONE bus station
and it took about 45 minutes because I spent so much time on
taking pictures.
It should only take about 10-15 minutes actually! haha

The bus stopped exactly in front of the main entrance.
To get back to the City Center, I took bus No.27,
across the road.
Both Bus No. 26 and 27 take us to Liverpool F.C. Anfield Stadium
and back to the City Center.

You can refer to the official website for further details: here