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Monday, April 6, 2009

Darwin, Dinosaurs, Day dreaming

It is a strange Tuesday morning.
Day light saving started Sunday
We all got an extra hour to sleep and it now gets darker earlier but lighter in the morning.
Have been running a lot.
Feel somewhat tired.
Autumn is here and it is getting colder.
Have been going to the uni, have a new project to finish and an old one to finish.
Spending the day with my son.
Thinking of having a haircut.
Would love to go to Paris like Lena and so many good ideas about What to do in Paris and Tommy's guide to Paris
Would also love to have met Charles Darwin, but the next best thing would be visting England and the Darwin Big Idea Exhibition (that finishes on the 19th of April) at the Natural History Museum in London. Just a thing that a Paleontology girl would love to do. I would also love to visit Darwin's Downe home in Kent


Photos from here and you can virtually explore his study here.

It seens Darwin had a horse hair chair with wheels in which he sat in while writing The Origin of the Species, and he had a cabinet with drawers to put his specimens in. Darwin's original Beetles cabinet stands in his old Collage room, in Christ's College, Cambridge, eastern England. Image of cabinet from here
Charles Darwin's study at Downe House, 1882 (engraving) (b/w photo) from here
Image from here. A poster of Darwin's big ideas can be downloaded for free here

Might just have to visit the Australian Museum in Sydney to show Joaquin the dinosaurs now he is nearly 2 and loves the Saurs.
We got the new card catalogue cabinet and It looks really nice. Just do not know what to put in the drawers yet. It was made circa 1910, I wonder if any scientists in the past used it to house their book cards or information?

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