Around 5:30 this morning I was rudely awoken from odd dreams about plastic jewellery by loud voices outside my window.
Looking out, this was the scene that greeted me.
The pipe was happily disgorging hundreds of liters of water per minute, washing away the sub-surface of the road. The water carried the mud and silt around Osborne Square, leaving a nice sticky film everywhere.
An advantage to knowing someone that works at Parliament is that you can get some behind the scenes tours that are not usually available to the public. Today, I got to visit the House of Lords archives and conservation studios.
Today’s visit coincided with the last(-ish) chimes from Big Ben, the bell being taken out of action to protect the hearing of the workers repairing the Elizabeth Tower. At 12pm everybody was outside with their cameras pointing up.
Sometimes when you’re looking around for something to scan in your new-ish CT scanner the answer just lands in your lap.
I’ve been doing #xraymyadvent again this year, but thought I’d test out the new scanner with an item more in keeping with the scanner’s intended use. Searching around the lab I found no obvious items. Until I looked down at the floor, this is what I found.
A poor dead mouse.
This is just 60 projections from the full CT scan – it looks like the scanner worked well.