Weight and Stuff Report – 23 January 2016

Down again today, in the usual random manner.

I was a bit late getting out to do the shopping as I was fiddling with something on this here website thingy. More on that when tuits allow, but I should probably warn you to expect more things like:


as it’s now easier for me to do that sort of thing.

Anyway, after the shopping and some breakfast[1], I pottered about a bit, then decided I really should go out and do something, so I went to Life[2] to see the new Robot exhibition, which includes a load of robots, androids and other such things from TV and movies. Some actual props, some genuine costumes, some models. Doctor Who was represented by a Cybercontroller head and bizarrely, a Sontaran head (really, guys – clones are not robots…). Interesting, but marred by the choice of lighting which makes the exhibits look good but the cards documenting them very hard to read.

While I was there, I got in to the Hubble at 25 show in the Planetarium, which is now bigger, better, and totally spiffy. Lovely comfortable reclined seats which make it easy to sit back and enjoy the view of the impressively large dome, which has a serious level of definition. The show was introduced by the insanely large head of Commander Chris Hadfield and then went on to document the history of the Hubble space telescope, including the incredible repair job before displaying incredible images taken by Hubble over the years at enormous size and in glorious detail. Well worth a look when you visit Life.

Today’s photo is quite unrelated to all that, of course. I think it’s art

Not going anywhere

Not going anywhere

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 25.4mm
ISO: 5000
Taken: 24 October, 2015
Location: 53° 57.64′ 0″ N 1° 5.0341′ 0″ W

[1] Haven’t been to Frankie & Benny’s for a few weeks, as I’m currently into having eggy crumpets for my weekend breakfasts