While visiting Cass in Christchurch I took these panoramas of Lyttleton harbour with Banks Peninsula in the background.
We had yummy Chinese at the Golden Sun for Yvette’s birthday. We had a strange dish which had strange black thingies which made your mouth go numb when you ate them. If you know what those black thingies are called, please let me know in the comments as I’d love to try them again some time.
First came the number eight wire, now comes the stock pot 😛 We needed to scale up a reaction in the lab (potassium permanganate oxidation), so instead of repeating it a gazillion times, Sally suggested I got a big pot and scaled it up 😀 Since giant beakers from Aldrich cost a fortune (and break easily), I went and found the biggest, baddest, cheapest stock pot I could find at the Warehouse (NZ equivilent of Walmart), stuck a mechanical stirrer in it, heated the blazes out of it with a regular sized heater stirrer and we had a massive scale (by our standards) reaction vessel 😀
Nick White helped me with some of this work as part of his summer project.