In my ranty blog of yesterday, I ended with a promise of a concert, scones and blowing up capacitors. Here goes:
Capacitors: For some reason best known to himself, Ashton turned up into college yesterday with a ‘Snappy Snaps’ bag with 11 used disposable cameras in it, from which he was extracting the capacitors. In order to get the capacitors out, however, he first had to discharge them; apparently the shock could cause some serious damage. With few further questions, Evgeniy and Jason took to helping him. The videos say it all.
Ev really reminds me of a lost little puppy in this last one. Physics fun at its best.
Concert: Last night was ICSO‘s winter concert, advertised by a lovely centrefold in Felix.
They played Elgar’s Cockaigne, the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony. The Rach was my favourite piece; the audience obviously thought so too, my hands were pretty sore at the end of clapping! Next concert this term will be Medics Choir, which is…tonight! If you want to go along, it’s in St Stephens Church at 8…
Scones: I never got to show everyone my wonderful scone ‘skillz’ - so this morning I made some. I then got side-tracked and made meringues as well.
There is a video to follow, I just have to sort out the audio cos you can’t hear what I’m saying. I might just subtitle it, cos the other option is making another video (or learning how to edit sound…naaaah). It took half an hour and we had a wonderful fresh cooked breakfast.
The meringues took a long time, because that’s just how it goes! Recipe to follow.
If anyone ever actually tries out my recipes, please let me know, cos then I’ll know I’m not just doing it for my own sake!