day at the Museum / day at the seaside

My friend C moved to Saudi Arabia and now works fro King Abdulla University of Science and Technology outside Jeddah.  she loves it.  has spent the last 3 years there learning how to scuba dive, then taking her Dive Master, then Instructor and is now also taking her own students.  good on her – very proud of young c.

she’s visiting at the mo and usually when she visits we go bra-shopping.  see, in saudi all the shops are staffed by men and, as you can probably understand, it’s a little uncomfortable to go get fitted for a bra by a guy.

this time, however, no bras required!  so on thurs we went to London’s Natural History Museum to see the Secret Cities of the Sea exhibition about coral and coral reefs.  very interesting and quite enjoyable – and got lots of photos of possible designs for the new tattoo i’m planning :D  and, for added australian content – one of the exhibits was collected by Capt. James Cook!

C told me they filmed Night at the Museum 3 at the NHM.  can understand that – gorgeous building, with mr darwin at pride of place in the main hall, Dippy the Diplodocus overseeing arrivals..  lovely place.

have to go back and see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

on friday we gathered up scarah and headed out to The Company Shed – my favourite seafood restaurant in england.  it’s literally a shed on the beach, picnic tables & plastic tablecloths, rolls of kitchen towel to wipe your hands on.  if you turn up & they’re full, sit outside with a beer and wait.  what fabulous seafood it is!  bought home some crab (which i will devour for lunch shortly!) and shrimp for the cat-beast who, needless to say, loves me again :)

nice quiet saturday (which might involve some Warcraft and might not – not telling!) then archery tomorrow and back at work Mon.  weekends are never long enough.

laters – gotta go hang up the washing…

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About Miss J

Gen-x Australian female - out of my mind and my country. Cast adrift, as it were :) Enjoys: cat-cuddling, books, movies, music, theatre, travel, rpgs, cricket, F1 racing and all things to do with the sea..
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