Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

new ashmolean, new danger

Bye bye snow, I'm glad to see you go. Sun for the first time today, I spent pretty much all day outside (and now have a raw face. Should have put on suncream!) Just tidying up in the garden, mostly. I compressed my compost, chopped off dead slime that used to be leaves, cut back my perennials. Groaned at the state of the wet clay bed. It going to be a year of fighting my soil, I think. The rye grass is still weedy and puny, so much for green manure, maybe I should try the real thing instead. When it's a bit less wet.

A weekend of of gig going, volunteering at the bookshop (where I got to activate an emergency kit -- anyone interested in donating to help the aid effort in Haiti, all Oxfam's public donations will go to Haiti relief efforts for the duration of the DEC appeal -- Oxfam's usual job in these circumstances is water and sanitation, for those curious about where their donations will go) and sleeping fitfully while a cat purrs in my face.

Some photos from the weekend before, this is upstairs in the New Ashmolean (Watch out for that automatic revolving door on the way in! I jammed it through inappropriate pushing!) where they have architectural models scattered with frantic little plastic people, more on the click-through:

remodelling the ashmolean

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