Friday, 16 October 2009

Sushi and a lecture

No knitting yesterday evening as Himself and I went to Bristol. Chic Girl, The Whizz Kid. the WK's Mama, Himself and I had supper first - sushi and sashimi from Obento. Yum yum yum.

Then on to St Georges, to hear a lecture by Mark Carwadine (zoologist and conservationist) organised by the World Land Trust. There is no way I was going to take a photo while he was standing there, but this is the stage and the view we got.Wasn't it great? Chic girl bought the tickets and got us some jolly good seats. As a bonus I managed to stay awake too, I don't know what it is, but a warm darkened room, a full tummy and no matter how interesting the speaker, I'm either snoring or drooling with my head on someones shoulder!

After the lecture was finished and the lights went up, I noticed this rather lovely carving behind the stage.Mark showed us the now infamous You-tube clip with him and a Kakapo named Sirocco (all the Kakapos have names), although everyone was laughing, because at first it was funny, but as the film went on, I thought, actually it looked very uncomfortable, sure enough Mark was bleeding and told us the parrot had knocked the top off a mole on his neck.

Here is the book to accompany the TV series:

1 comment:

  1. Dear Kandy, it is nice to follow what you are up to on your blog. I still haven't managed to go to Dunelm, but it's on my list of jobs to do.
    Love your Paris quilt, very impressive.