Lego Tower Bridge: A hyperlapse build

I’ve had my eye on lego tower bridge for a few years but at an rrp of £209.99 and it being in 1.02 m in length, one I didn’t have room for it in the flat and two its not really an essential item.  I was going to buy it in February 2015, but it…

The lounge is finished!

This year I had Christmas at mine. It was the first I have ever hosted and gave me the motivation required to complete the lounge.  Various people came over Christmas, mum and dad, the brother, Auny Lou, the American cousins and then I threw a NY dinner party for 9, so it definitely had to…

2014: A reflection

Another year has been completed and from reading my Facebook feed today it seems the time for public life reflection. In January 2010 I thought the forthcoming year with a new house and job would be my best but it turned out to be my worst and a year I wouldn’t wish to repeat. This…

The house and Harada gets an iPad

Disclosure: This article is in no way a technical review of the iPad Air 2 or a comparison against previous models….I’m not that way inclined. To be honest I’ve wanted one for a while but couldn’t in my mind rationalise the expense, especially when the house still has no curtains. However, in summer I received…

Winter crafting

The change in season combined with nights that are drawing in sees the return of two peaceful and calming crafts from the Harada repertoire.  The first is Origami. In my teenage years it was all about the simple crane or the flapping bird, but since then due to the birth of the Internet and its…

Home making is enjoyable but time consuming

Four months into the house ownership and my productivity of making it into a Harada home has definitely slowed down.  Since my last post (in no particular order) I have: Finished painting the wooden shelves for the fireplace meaning my TV and “ornaments” can go somewhere. Learnt to drill. There are now 3 prints above…