Got in about 120km of cycling in the last week – South Queensferry with Malcolm last Wednesday, then a few good runs around Gatehouse over the weekend. Longest run yet – almost 50km – on Sunday! So I’m getting towards my 65km target by May.
A partial solar eclipse visible from Edinburgh. My setup to view it was half a pair of binoculars set up to project an image onto a piece of card. Here are the photos.
The clouds came and went but kept away just enough.
BBC Horizon’s “Dancing in the Dark – the End of Physics?” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n8jqs was actually one of the few good science programmes from the BBC. Don’t know why they put “the End of Physics” in the title, maybe to make it sound more controversial, but to a physicist it was a pretty good description of what physics is about. The interviewer kept trying to imply that negative results mean we’ve been wasting our time – he clearly hadn’t got the point – but the physicists put the story across well. Good to see some familiar faces from my previous life on as well! David Mitchell was a good choice as narrator. (Sadly the programme link itself seems to have gone to the great internet in the sky now …)
Just got back from Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle at the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. Next to last concert in a long tour they’ve been doing up and down the UK – a great evening. Haven’t heard the three of them live before – a fantastic sound. Will be looking out to see if there’s a CD put together from this tour.