So much has been going on here of late that I haven't found time to tell you all about the Works Summer Outing I went on with Gail a couple of weeks ago.
It was an unusually warm evening for a stroll along the seashore at Stonehaven (15 miles from Aberdeen and just south of the Highland Boundary Fault). Some of Gail's colleagues were, gasp, actually wearing shorts...
And yes, you've guessed it, we were there to look at rocks. Silurian, since you ask. My observation is that some were slippery and some were sharp on the paws.
I am hoping for easier terrain on the forthcoming Skye field trip.
Oh and I hope that the company Health and Safety guy Mr Medler (yes, really) doesn't see this post.
I mean of course I would have worn a hard hat had a suitable one been provided.
When we gathered to pose for the customary group photo (before heading off for the pub) I found myself sat next to a lovely and lickable lady.
But imagine my horror when I learned that her name is
PS from Gail: I am wondering if any of our creative friends in Blogville can think up a practical design for a hard hat /protective headwear which Bertie can wear when he joins the Isle of Skye geology field course at the end of this month? If you have a good idea (using everyday materials), please either post it on your blog and leave a comment, or just leave a comment describing your design. I shall post links to any blog which takes part, and shall attempt to replicate the design I deem most suitable and take photos of Bertie wearing it on Skye. Deadline is Monday 26 August.