Weight and Stuff Report – 31 July 2011

Down again today, which is pretty good for a weekend. Having decided not to go to the air show, I went out and did a few things I’ve been meaning to for a while. I took the bus to Newcastle, then went to the Discovery Museum to see the exhibition of paintings by John Coatsworth. I’ve been an admirer of John’s distinctive wobbly views of the north east for years, and it was good to see a load of his pictures at full size. I may be getting some prints before long, and I’ll definitely be getting the book of his work which is out soon. The exhibition is on until January, so you’ve got plenty of time for that one.

From there, I went to the Pharaoh: King of Egypt exhibition at the Hancock. That was good, too – it offers a good selection of items from the British Museum, with some moderately good explanatory text. Worth a look, it’s on until 25 September.

Not satisfied with that, I then went and bought a small stand for the bedroom TV, which I took home and assembled.

I didn’t think to turn on Runkeeper for today’s walkies, but I plotted my route on Gmap Pedometer and apparently I did over three miles, which is more than I’ve done on a Sunday for a while.

And here’s your picture of the day – a slightly different angle on the Tyne: