Monthly Archives: July 2007

"Free" Museums

Going to the museums in London can be very expensive: Rail fare (group saving) – £35Late Breakfast at “Cafe Primo” – £30Ice Station museum exhibit – £20Tat from the museum shop – £10Tea at “Pizza and Pasta” – £50 for … Continue reading

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Cooking the antarctic way

These recipes, copied from the museum’s Antarctic exhibition, help show how simple cooking can be but yet subtly different when you are stuck at the South pole for months on end. Niçoise salad Add water to dried peas and leave … Continue reading

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Vampire Squids!

This model represents the Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis Infernalis literally means vampire squid from hell), a creature that lives in tropical/sub-tropical oceans from 700-3,500m down. The real thing has light organs on its body, eyes and tentacles.   According to Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Sea Pigs!

Here’s a photo of a model of Scotoplanes Globosa, or Sea Pig. The real thing is about 7cm long and plows along like a worm engulfing the deepsea mud, digesting organics and bacteria as it goes. From this Deep Sea … Continue reading

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Natural History Museum

The museum building is marvellous to look at in its own right. Everywhere there is some detail that catches your eye – the animals on the roof, the gargoyles, little motifs between the windows, the variety in the style of … Continue reading

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We can be Heroes… just for one day

Totally out of character, I have planned ahead and watched an American TV series. For years now (since Babylon 5, I think) I have given them a miss – 24, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, and so on. For some reason … Continue reading

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Something Blue and Russell Howard

Sounds like a comedy stand-up with lots of swearing, doesn’t it? Actually “Something Blue” was the first half of the show – five women performing a series of funny and/or sad theatrical pieces – followed by Russell Howard, the young … Continue reading

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