I have often seen at conferences empty poster boards with small notes saying "Thank You Delta Airlines" or "Thank you United Airlines". Posters appear to be the most difficult thing to transport by plane! Before the conference I was at in Glasgow in July our posters went astray and then turned up looking like they'd been run over by the plane! This time our posters went astray and didn't reappear! So I have fulfilled a life-goal of having an empty poster board! Since all the posters from our department had gotten lost together they were reprinted so that we could still present our work. So no harm done!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
It's an amazing sight at this time of year to see the wild flowers in this area (and north). They are like a carpet of yellow over fields and fields of land. When we visited the Western Cape National Park it was a few weeks too early so there's a hint of what it should look like - but it just gets yellow-er! Absolutely stunning though.
It was the day that Scotland played South Africa in a friendly in the rugby (hence the running through the fields with a Scotland rugby shirt picture below).
Earlier in the day, a guy in Cape Town stopped me and said
"If you beat us today, I'll break your glasses!"
I replied "I don't think you have anything to worry about!!"