Monthly Archives: December 2014

Chocolate, Crystallography and Wine

I’ve just seen this advert, and it looked awfully familiar. It reminded me of  this logo: …and the model of the Synchrotron building: 2014 was the Year of Crystallography, and we only found out about it on 11 December.  So there was no … Continue reading

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The Long Tale of the Long Drops

A quiz question on TV yesterday was, “Which was the tallest  structure in the world until 1311?”   The answer is obviously the Great Pyramid at Giza (139m) but what happened in 1311? That was the completion of Lincoln Cathedral , though some … Continue reading

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The all-edible pumpkin

We had a pumpkin, or perhaps a butternut, come up by itself in the vegetable garden. Like many puppies, it started off really cute and small.  I was thinking of free food: pumpkin fritters or butternut soup down the line.  Then, … Continue reading

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