March 14th, 2004

Flat, bees

A bit more news on the flat front - I spoke to my solicitor on Thursday, and he said that he's now finished his searches. So, I've arranged to go down there on Tuesday morning to sign the contract. I'm not sure whether that's the same thing as exchanging contracts; I suppose it depends on whether the vendor is signing his contract at the same time.

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Once I've had a chance to take some more detailed measurements of the flat (probably after completion), I'm intending to go along to the Ideal Home Show, since it's only just round the corner from here. Hopefully that will give me some inspiration for new kitchen stuff.

Meanwhile, I'm doing background reading for my MSc project. Current book: "The Dancing Bees", by Karl von Frisch. One interesting fact from that - it takes a bee 60 trips to fill a thimble with honey, and each trip involves 1000-1500 clover florets. Makes me feel a bit guilty if I'm eating honey by the spoonful on my toast, a bit like Gulliver in Lilliput. Still, forming an emotional attachment to the subject of my project should help with my motivation later.