The Lapworth Museum of Geology within the University of Birmingham is a great little museum that is free and open to the public. I’ve been intending to go there for ages, and as I am just starting my fossil books project it seemed a good idea to go. It’s quite an old fashioned sort of place, which I particularly like, as I love a museum that shows lots and lots of specimens in glass cases, rather than three poised objects with a button to push, instead of lots of things to see. It’s just about to start a major refurbishment which will change it somewhat. I got a good fossil fix though, and took far too many photographs. Here are just a few. A couple of days later I went to Winterbourne house and gardens, which also belongs to the university, to meet up with some friends. These are the university botanical gardens, and there is a sweet little gallery on site where the friends and I, as the Quatrefoil group of artists, will be exhibiting in 2016. I can remember the days when I thought that was too far away to even think about, but time moves faster these days. In the gallery at the moment is an exhibition celebrating, guess what, the Lapworth Museum, with even more fossils and bones to look at, so I had a double fix this week. The gardens are always lovely too.