A trip to the top of the UK. The view from Ben Nevis was largely obscured by cloud, but the trek was warm and easy. The pub at the end on the way down was a very welcome sight. 2h 45m to get up, and about as long on the downward return (it’s very hard …

Favourite fossil

I’m at the London natural history museum for a conference this week. Always a good excuse to go looking at the exhibits in the lunch break. In all the years I’ve been visiting NHM, one fossil has really stuck in my memory. It’s an ichthyosaur, that died while giving birth. An amazing, if sad find.

A billion balconies facing the sun

The hotel room was booked via work’s travel agent. The view and facilities were rather lacking. My colleague is a rare creature, an Englishman who will complain. He got both our rooms upgraded. The view is significantly better now.