|A calcium map of a L. rubellus calciferous gland - you can even see the structure in the gland - the vertical stripes. The image reminds us of a fish.|
The food has been instructive! Last visit I drew the conclusion that most food served in the staff canteen was beige and not great. I may be forced to reassess. Because of the open day on Saturday food on Friday and Saturday was served in the accommodation block, Ridgeway house. These guys are set up for breakfasts but have a small kitchen. I'm sure that they did their best but lunches and dinners were less than inspiring.
On Sunday the staff canteen was open and it shone in comparison to Ridgeway house. So perhaps I take all those food reviews back!
All told we've got quite a lot done, working in shifts. Five people seems to have been a good number to run things, get enough sleep and have time to get to Cardiff and back for more specimens.
|Standard lunch and dinner choices at Ridgeway house - the ubiquitous baked potato, beans, sausages and soft veg.|
|Stephen, John, Dave and Pete (clockwise from left) enjoying dinner on Monday evening.|
|John and Dave on the beamline.|
|Pete either catching up on some sleep or deeply pondering our data.|
|Stephen organising files.|