23 November, 2010

Pictures from Switzerland

I've been trying to think of something clever to say about the week or so I spent n Switzerland at the end of October. I'll give up now and just post some photos instead.

Here's the gimmicky flash slide show version:

And here's a a link to the Picasa gallery.

I had a great time there catching up with people and hunting mushrooms. We ate 21 different species of mushroom which we collected ourselves, plus some uncertain additional mushrooms in the stew from the man at the Fully chestnut festival.

Give us a chance!

See N at 1:23.

Lucky escape

I was cycling to work when I heard a loud clatter coming from somewhere around the drivechain on my bike. I pulled over and found a four cm long piece of metal stuck through my rear tyre. It looks like the spike had entered through the centre of the tyre and then been deflected by the tyre liner and come out through the side wall. I pulled the spike out and, since the tyre didn't start to deflate in any obvious way, I carried on to work. There's now a pretty big tear in the wide wall of the tyre though. It probably means another tyre that needs replacing because it was cut to pieces well before it even got close to wearing out.