If ever bored in the board room...

... just look up!

These are the sixteenth century painted boards that decorate the ceiling of the Tower board room at Edinburgh Napier University's Merchiston campus. The ceiling, dating from 1581, is not original to the building in which it now resides. In 1962 it was discovered at Prestongrange Tower in East Lothian. After it was taken down from there, it was inserted into the Merchiston Tower at (the then) Napier College. (There's another nice ceiling in the Merchiston Tower. It's above the desk of my boss' boss' boss.)

I sat beneath this ceiling this afternoon listening to, and occasionally joining in, debate about research funding and PhD students.

Exercise today: morning loops in 28'31" - that's 1 second slower than yesterday, and 5 seconds slower than Friday's PB, then sit-ups. I seem to have pulled a muscle at the top of my left leg so I caught the bus to work rather than walked, but I did manage to walk home in the evening (1 hour).

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