The last time I posted about having put up pictures and decorated the house,
I was, in all fairness, only talking about the lounge and diner. The
bedrooms are for sleeping in; they had lower priority. But it had to be
done some time anyway, and with guests arriving soon it became more
urgent. So I had a whole pile of additional pictures printed, and went
back to the second-hand shop for an additional pile of frames. And when
all that was assembled I went upstairs to have them do their magic
there. And I unearthed a series of reprints of ancient maps of the
arctic I had bought in Norway (NP employees could buy them at a big
discount) and hung them around the house too. I liked the results! I was
ready to impress my second batch of overnight guests! And myself, of
course. I get to see it most often!
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.