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  • Sir_Krackalot

    Oh Izzy. What ever would Baroness Worsley say about inviting a strange scruffy smelly man into your boudoir?

    Eh, who cares! I know what I’d say. Good show! Well furnished, too.

    • Jeff Eppenbach

      She’s moved on to the books by French sounding people, that the Baroness would not approve of (publicly).

    • Nonesuch

      The Baroness Worsley can kiss my boot. And Izzy’s, too. ;p

  • Amanda Wehrman

    I love how she’s pointing out the obvious cleanliness of her home ;p

    • JWLM

      Look at the clothes hamper on the lower right, and at the way the shoes are in a mess on the lower left.

      Izzy’s got an amazingly high standard of orderliness. I’m not at all sure she’s not being completely serious.

      • Amanda Wehrman

        I can see that, too. She’d die in my house. o.O

  • Darth Fez

    Good thing she doesn’t mind the smoking.

    The only problem with Isa’s home is that it looks so comfortable. I’d feel uncomfortable if I had to make myself that comfortable in a stranger’s home. The more so if the stranger is a woman and the sitting/living room and her bedroom are effectively the same space. But maybe that’s just me. >.> (I bet it smells really nice, too.)

    • Dee

      I imagine it smells of a mingling of the drying herbs (some of which will likely be unpleasant, so not a completely nice smell but not bad), a little of the fruit, and whatever she uses on her person and linens. Possibly any cooking done recently as well, but that won’t be overwhelming. Certainly a nice and comfortable looking place.

      • Jeff

        The smell? I guess you folks haven’t spent much time gardening/farming, ey?

        I imagine it smells of all the things you mentioned Dee, but also of wood or coal smoke, and more poignantly of what was all over the clothes and boots she so recently shucked, and which we see under the barrister bookcase on the left and in the hamper in the foreground.

        Don’t get me wrong – it’s a sweet caravan, and looks like a lovely home!

        • Dee

          Ah, good point about the clothes and boots. I was just looking at the room and not thinking about how she had just changed out of working clothes! Nor am I accustomed to stoves that actually burn something, so forgot that would likely add to the odors as well–would it be as strong as an outdoor fire? (btw, what does coal smoke smell like? Please don’t say coal! ;) I don’t know that I’ve ever whiffed it)

          • Jeff

            Depends on the coal. Hard coal (aka anthracite), can smell fairly pleasant. It burns hot and cleanly (well, moreso than wood) and has a scent something like hardwood crossed with a spicy cigar. Sometimes a wiff of sulphur but not overmuch. I grew up in the country, where a fair number of people burned coal to heat their homes, and luckily in our part of the world (midAtlantic US), this variety of coal was common and relatively inexpensive.

            But most coal is the softer bituminous type. Although it lights and burns much easier, it can be pretty stinky. Eggy and tarry – messy too. And not as hot. Unfortunately, this is what most coal in the world is like.

            I don’t know what kind of coal one finds in Britain.

            (Btw, to the best of my recollection, I have never, in my entire life, ever had occasion to write about my personal experience with the smell of a coal fire. But by a quite a bizzare coincidence, only hours ago I wrote nearly the same words as above – in a completely different forum which has absolutely nothing to do with this comic or anything like it. I have to say I’m a bit weirded out.)

            • Euodiachloris

              For small spaces, you’d avoid bitumen like the plague. In fact, you’d probably go for paraffin-, charcoal or wood-burning stoves rather than coal, unless you want to walk around in stained clothes and/or not walk around at all. :P Coal = quick monoxide.

              Heck, you’d have to be dead careful, whatever you go for… but, for a traveller, the best bet is to go for a multi-option stove, rather than the more efficient, hotter burning one: you won’t always get your preferred choice in fuel. :/ Even coal barges didn’t limit their workers to just killing themselves with the abundant black stuff. -_-

              • Jeff

                It’s the efficiency of the stove and the flue, not the size of the space, that determines the safety of a fire. I’ve spent hours in small rooms heated by coal stoves, with no ill effect (a point on which some of my professors at MIT – and my 13 year old daughter – might care to differ).

                Generally speaking, the higher the temperature, the less CO created during combustion. So wood and charcoal, because they burn at much lower temperatures than fossil fuels like natural gas and coal, actually produce more CO per BTU, all other things being equal. Good stove design that recirculates ignition gasses and uses combustion catalysts can also greatly reduce CO.

                But of course, in temperate regions, wood is a pretty much available everywhere.

                (Fwiw, the pointy poker that we can see leaning against the stove is typically used for wood stoves. If it were a coal stove you’d see a little scoop, a bucket, and maybe a small rake to clear out the clinkers.)

                • Euodiachloris

                  I was pointing out the size because turning a caravan into a rather bigger oven on wheels with the heating system is rather easy to do. Great efficiency in an oven in a sealed box is not all it’s cracked up to be. :/

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    “cor” ?

    Also, “X marks the spot” map on the top left1;

  • robert袋蟻食skitch

    Well, now I’m envious.

  • It’s bigger on the inside

    • That was my first thought, too.

    • David Argall

      My casual measurements are it’s close to 2′ bigger in each direction. [We haven’t seen length from the outside yet, but…]

    • kuku

      Well, she is a wizard. If there’s Wizarding space in Harry Potter, maybe there is in Widdershins too.

  • Very nice. Just don’t think too hard about the bathroom facilities.

    • RumpPickle

      The whole World’s a washroom.

      • I remember reading somewhere that the standard of living available only to the very rich 200 years ago would today be unacceptable on an outdoor adventure holiday.

        • RumpPickle

          ahaha, That brings up things I think are better left unthought.

        • Darth Fez

          These days most people would probably consider it a wilderness adventure if they had to make do without Internet access for a few days. So, yeah, 200 years ago? No WiFi for you!

          • If you want a holiday in the wilderness you can hire a yurt on the remote island of Eigg. It has free WiFi.

      • GristleMcNerd

        All the world’s a loo, and all the men and women merely pee-ers.

  • Columbine

    Wonderful detail. I love that the herbs look distinct (and I can actually make a guess at them) the patterns on the ceiling, the set up of the bed and sofa, the stove. Well planned, lovely little space.

    • kuku

      And look at all the file drawers.

  • Michael Brewer

    Izzy, your room is much cleaner than mine is right now. I’d also venture to guess that it’s cleaner than Henry’s room(s).

    • JWLM

      We’ve seen Henry’s rooms: They aren’t up to Izzy’s standard, but she’d probably think he wasn’t completely hopeless.

      • Michael Brewer

        Well, in that case, her room is still much nicer looking than Henry’s.

  • CyberSkull

    I wish my room was this messy.

  • Nonesuch

    Sweet pad! I like it. ^_^

  • ThisCat

    That is a sweet crib.

  • Lawless

    One out of place boot is a mess!!

  • JWLM

    And the kettle is, indeed, on.

  • Ah!
    It’s so cute and cozy inside!

  • Siva Smith

    What I wonder is, who’s the second bed for?

    • I think the upper one is her bed, while the thing on the main floor is a couch rather than a second bed (at least, that’s how I’d set it up).

  • MoeLane

    …And that’s how you get invited into a young lady’s boudoir on five minutes’ notice. By not peeking.

  • Johannes Hjortshøj

    a bit of a mess she says. This is a hospital operating theater compared to my room.

  • Heather

    wow, so lovely :D

  • Afrodiseum

    Ooh, next time I read Mercedes Lackey’s The Robin and the Kestrel, I
    think I shall imagine Robin and Johnny’s caravan looking just like this.

  • Jaidus Flame

    Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Parsely. At least thats my guess going by leaf shape and colour

    • Columbine

      I thought rosemary, dill, sage and parsely.

      • Xanthipe

        To be awkward, and based on what herbs are more likely to be dried, I’d guess Rosemary, Thyme, Sage and flat-leaf Parsley.

        • Dee

          *sings* “Parsley sage rosemary and thyme…”

  • Phlebas

    I want to read all the things pinned to the wall…
    Hang on, might that map locate the Liar’s Heart? Or is it not that lost?

  • Anani Mouse

    are those herbs on the back wall there for farming or potion making?

  • You know, on extended thought, i think Izzy looked better in her work clothes.

    • …with her hair tied back.

    • rainycity1

      Izzy looks great, regardless! <3
      I love her hair.

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