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It's only Tuesday? [20120221|22:38]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Today began auspiciously, with pleasant chat to train buddies and a serendipitous shot of one of them peering out at the Royston commuters.

Then I went to the Royal Astronomical Society to attend a workshop about a proposed L-class mission to Jupiter. This is what the library looks like from the balcony level (which is accessed via a spiral staircase).

After the workshop, a colleague and I walked through Burlington Arcade in search of beer and stumbled upon some of the 209 Faberge eggs that are scattered around central London.

Those of you who remember my quest to find all 258 elephant statues during the London Elephant Parade (click here to see my Flickr set) can imagine the effect this discovery had on me. I am a complete sucker for a treasure hunt. This one doesn't appeal quite as much because let's face it, eggs are harder to anthropomorphize than elephants. But I still can't resist it, so I will be hunting them down. It should be easier than the elephant treasure hunt as the furthest they're located from central London is Canary Wharf. Not like the previous hunt, where you had to travel to Heathrow Terminal 5 for the sake of a single elephant.

If you're in London and you want to find some eggs yourself, you can download PDFs of egg locations here: The Big Egg Hunt.

[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-02-22 01:53 (UTC)
Are you going to check them off the list?

And it seems like you're always going to conferences and stuff like that - how much of your time are you actually in your work area each week?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-22 21:42 (UTC)
Yep, I'm planning to be quite organised about it. I learned a good deal about that from the elephant hunt, and this one is more compact so fingers crossed it's easier.

Does it really seem like I go away a lot? It doesn't feel like it to me. I'm in work or working from home most days, although March is a big outreach month so I'll be traveling around a fair bit.
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