Monday, 16 October 2017
Monday, 9 October 2017
Scooba is an automated robotic floor mop made by iRobot. It was released in limited numbers in December 2005 for the Christmas season, with full production starting in early 2006. The company introduced a lower-priced version, the Scooba 5800, in the second half of 2006. It introduced a new Scooba 450 at CES 2014 in January 2014.
|A linen handkerchief with drawn |
thread work around the edges.
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but garments made of it are valued for exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
Many products are made of linen: aprons, bags, towels (swimming, bath, beach, body and wash towels), napkins, bed linens, tablecloths, runners, chair covers, and men's & women's wear.
Details of the flax plant,
from which linen fibers are derived.
The word "linen" is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant linum, and the earlier Greek (linon). This word history has given rise to a number of other terms in English, most notably line, from the use of a linen (flax) thread to determine a straight line.
Textiles in a linen weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibers, are also loosely referred to as "linen". Such fabrics generally have their own specific names also, for example fine cotton yarn in a linen-style weave is called Madapolam.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
I read books and I write in my diary. I don't read dictionaries and I don't write in my comics.
I like apples but I don't like bananas.
I go to the park, I don't go to the cinema.
Do you write in a dictionary? No, I don't.
Do you read books? Yes, I do.
The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.
Kieron Williamson (born 4 August 2002) is a watercolour artist from Holt, Norfolk in England. His paintings and ability by the age of six have caused considerable interest in the UK media and are notable for his advanced use of perspective and shading.
He has been described as a prodigy, and at his second exhibition in 2009, his paintings sold out in 14 minutes, raising a total of £18,200 for 16 paintings. A subsequent exhibition in Holt in July 2010 saw his paintings all sold within 30 minutes, at a total value of £150,000.
The following week, on Friday, 6 August 2010, Williamson revealed on the BBC Norfolk website some of his latest paintings that would be exhibited in 2011.
At the beginning of November 2010 the family revealed to the Eastern Daily Press that they might re-locate to Cornwall to further Kieron's painting, but in the event the family bought a new home at Ludham, east of Norwich in Kieron's name, with the proceeds of his art sales. In November 2011, a further 33 paintings were sold in 10 minutes for £100,000, including an impression of Istanbul's Suleymaniye Mosque for £15,595. In July 2013 earnings from sales amounted to almost £2 million, when sales in successive weeks raised £242,000 for 23 paintings, and £210,000 for 12 paintings.
In 2013 as Kieron Williamson, aged 10, has made an estimated £1,500,000 from his paintings, BBC has featured a story called "Art prodigy poses 'ethical nightmare' for parents".