4-Tea-C: My Own Tea B&W Film Developer Recipe

I've seen a rising interest on my tea b&w film developer post lately and realized that I never did post my recipe here. It has been a while since I actually developed a roll of film with it but this recipe worked when I did use it. Your mileage may vary.

Ingredients (to make 500ml):

  • 2 tea bags of each Red Rose orange pekoe, Tetley's pure green tea, Tetley's pure peppermint tea, and Tetley's pomegranate green tea (8 tea bags in total)
  • 2 teaspoons of washing soda (I used ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster)
  • 1000mg vitamin C (I used "King of Spice" brand Ascorbic Acid from Bulk Barn)
  • water

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Iceland Road Conditions and Weather Information

So you have a road trip around Ice­land com­ing up but you’re not quite sure what the road con­di­tions and the weath­er will be like (the weath­er part will also deter­mine whether you need to pack your win­ter coat or not). The fol­low­ing web­sites are your friends and they will show you just what you need to know. We found them very use­ful dur­ing our vis­it.

Road Con­di­tions

For road con­di­tions, make sure you book­mark Veg­agerdin (Ice­landic Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion) web­site. This click­able road con­di­tion map is essen­tial. Don’t hit the road before con­sult­ing it first. If that’s not enough and you need to know what road con­di­tions are like in (almost) real-time, there are road web cams, ready for your perusal.
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Happy Fish Fingers and Custard Day!

As a ded­i­cat­ed Doc­tor Who fan with a domain name after the Eleven­th Doctor’s favourite food com­bo, I feel oblig­ed to cel­e­brate Fish Fin­gers and Cus­tard Day, which hap­pens every April 3 to com­mem­o­rate the air­ing of the episode in which the Eleven­th Doc­tor finds out that he loves eat­ing fish fin­gers and cus­tard. Since I’ve nev­er had fish fin­gers and cus­tard before, what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate than to give it a try!
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The Game of Thrones Tour of North Iceland

We did the Game of Thrones tour by acci­dent. We didn’t realise that the places we were vis­it­ing were some of the spots where they filmed the episodes Beyond the Wall in the Sea­son 3 of Game of Thrones. Only found out about it once we were back from Ice­land.

There are a few tour com­pa­nies that offer the Game of Thrones guid­ed tour in North Ice­land for a fee, but if you wish to do a self-drive/self-guided tour, all you have to do is pick up a copy of the Lake Myvatn attrac­tions brochure from the vis­i­tor cen­tre or the front desk of your hotel and vis­it the major attrac­tions list­ed there. You’ll find your­self in most of the Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall film­ing loca­tions!
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Happy By The Sea

I’m an island girl. I was born and raised on an island. I like to think that is the rea­son why I’m the hap­pi­est when I’m by the sea but that wouldn’t be true. Back when I was liv­ing on the island of Java in Indone­sia, I’d be lucky if I got to be at the seaside once a year. At least in my adult life. And I wasn’t hap­py. May­be I just didn’t see the sea enough.

My par­ents did take us to the beach and the seaside open-air fish mar­ket fair­ly often when we were kids. Man, that fish mar­ket was stinky! But we got to see a lot of inter­est­ing sea crea­tures albeit in a less than alive state. You know, crea­tures like big tuna. Big tuna does look pret­ty impres­sive for lit­tle kids (par­ents, take notes!). May­be it has some­thing to do with the good mem­o­ries I have from such out­ings? I don’t know. There is some­thing about the sea that makes me feel so free and hap­py.
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8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in May

Iceland in May

If you’re con­sid­er­ing a road trip around Ice­land, please take me with you I’m going to try to per­suade you into doing it in May instead of any oth­er time. Why? Because I think May is the per­fect time to vis­it Ice­land! We had such a great time dri­ving around and expe­ri­enc­ing Ice­land in May and I’d like you to expe­ri­ence the same. :-)

Before we con­tin­ue, I should prob­a­bly let you know the kind of trav­ellers we are. We are bud­get trav­ellers for sure but we are not the back­pack­ing or even the camp­ing type. Our backs prefer not to car­ry any­thing heavy for pro­longed amount of time and we like to lay our backs on a soft, warm bed at the end of the day. We’re get­ting old! We also enjoy a good amount of pri­va­cy dur­ing our trav­els. That said, on with the list!
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