This is part of a sluice gate which (I think) used to control flow of water into the Taff from the old Glamorgan canal.
I passed on our Eglu today (which we used to house guinea pigs, now departed) to Gill at work, and she gave me these chocolates and biscuits in kind repayment. I had been good and got myself a rather tepid potato soup for lunch, but it felt wrong not to let a hob-nob accompany it.
Came across this in a deserted spot in the forest. I mean who drags a bedstead all the way up there?
Who doesn’t like a hollow tree?
As my daughter commented the shape here is reminiscent of a shape made by a cartoon character crashing through a wall
I took my daughter and her friend to the swimming pool and then to pizza hut. This is a stuffed crust pizza. It looks disgusting, and is in fact, disgusting. Pizza is a meal that always seems like a good idea and nearly always disappoints.
I had one of these when I was a kid – it used to accept 2p coins I think. My daughter’s one takes 10p coins. We could never get replacement chocolates, but I expect the internet has solved that problem.
A lazy blip today – was coming back from Liverpool after an external examiner’s meeting. This is the view coming into North Wales. It’s quite a nice train ride back from Liverpool to Cardiff, stopping at smallish places along the border and then into Wales.
In Liverpool overnight as an external examiner. Can there be a better name for a street?
And some poetry in the title too, what more do you want?
Not a great photo today, I was in meetings all day, and I took my good camera with me only to find I hadn’t put the battery back in. So this is an iPhone shot.
I gave a workshop to the Science Faculty today, and in the entrance to the Robert Hooke building is this machine in a glass cage. I got rushed in and didn’t have time to read up on it, and of course, can’t find anything on the OU website. I think it’s a mock up of a mars explorer, which the [url=http://www8.open.ac.uk/cepsar/?samsredir=1327393433]OU team [/url]have had a lot of involvement with.
I wish I’d stayed a pure scientist sometimes – space exploration, vulcanology, big bang – these strike me as proper subjects, not digital scholarship, VLEs and networks.
This photo was taken looking up from the rock fall where this [url=http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1621807]pond is formed[/url]. I guess the tree must have been there prior to the rock slip and has carried on growing, rather precariously.