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Posted: Today at 13:27

Go on Verdun. You know you're going to anyway.



Posted: Today at 13:21

I complained about the small quilt. Now we've got one each.


Posted: Today at 13:20

 Found it.  The greenhouses are a bit like Kew, only much smaller. The schools here must be back, because there are crocodiles of kids everywhere. The hot tropic house is a bubble dome, like eden project but again smaller. They have got an amazonian water lily which has flowered. They protect it with piranhas in the pool. now thats a change from goldfish.

Then it rained so  Iheaded to the art museum. The Monet exhibition I thought was on hasn't started yet, I ended up in a modern art installation. Like being in fog but changing colours. You walk around in a space and the fog changes colour as you walk. Maximum you can see is about a metre. I was glad to get out. I've come back to the hotel (handily next door) for a lie down and an Ibuprofen tablet as my hips hurt

from all the walking.


Posted: Today at 06:51

Morning chicky.

Risking an expensive laptop as check in luggage seemed silly when a flight was only 49 quid.  If he has to send the Laser  scanners and arm abroad, they use fedex. Plenty of room in his room. Only problem is we were fighting for the quilt all night. We seem to have a single quilt on a king size bed.  Six inches either side of bed with no quilt. I'm going to ask reception in we can have another.


Posted: Today at 06:44

Good morning everyone.

Its sunny here and blue skies after yesterdays drizzle..

After breakfast I'm off to explore the botanical gardens, so long as I dont get lost.

Unknown apple variety

Posted: Yesterday at 22:03

I bet they will be when they get the bill.


Posted: Yesterday at 21:45

I do too,but himself has just ironed shirts for tomorrow. Got to make a good impression.I'm just a laptop carrier. He needs two for the job and he can't take both himself as hand baggage. 


Posted: Yesterday at 21:42

Runnybeak,the ga lleries of justice have groups going round at half hour intervals. We just turned up and paid and went in 10 min utes later.

Flight via Ryanair at stansted went ok. Two nasty accidents on opposite carriageway on journey down, in the rain. One just after leicester, northbound, and one where A14 joins M11 very nasty, looked like driver would have to be cut out.

Aarhus seems to be interesting. The festival is on. They have the biggest rabbits I've ever seen.Photos to follow. Restaurants seem very expensive though.  We haven't got a car. We got the bus from the airport and then walked to the hotel. Tomorrow himself is working, and I get to explore on my own.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:29

On Sunday I went for a visit to the caves in Nottingham, followed by the galleries of justice in the old court house.  I cant help thinking that bringing back the stocks would be a good idea for some little yobs. The set in Nottingham seemed to be in good working order.

What is this please?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:16

Amaranthus hypochondriacus tends to have feathery spikes, but A. caudatus has droopy tassels. I cant see if yours are going to droop as they get bigger. The leaves look more like caudatus. If you google some pics, you may be able to match it. The birds like the seed heads of it, but then it seeds all over the place. Easy to pull out though.

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