Out here on the wild Atlantic, we've seen the arrival of a little weather. Mainly snow and lots of wind, resulting in big waves, a bouncy ship and ultimately a lack of helicopters arriving to take me home. Really though, there is no complaint as we were 3 days late getting out here for weather reasons.
It does give me plenty of opportunities to have another look at Tuesday's newspapers. Actually once you remove all references to Wikileaks, the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing from the papers, there's not all that much left apart from the footy and the following snippets that you may have missed, since you'll likely have given up Tuesday's paper, just as soon as Wednesday's paper drops through the letter box.
The Times and the Grauniad have no less than 3 articles about art auctions. Since I am unlikely to be turning up at Bonhams with my checkbook, these articles are more a last chance to see the odd picture before they disappear into somebodies London Penthouse for ever.
The picture above is the product of one Mr Banksy, who was once a famous exterior decorator (does he still do that kind of thing). It was painted for a Greenpeace advertising campaign but they decided it might not be a very good idea when Disney started asking a few questions about the use of it's characters. Pop round to Bonhams next month and it could be yours for around £80000.
If you're leanings are for something a little more classical, then the painting on the left is "La Virgen del Sombrero" (I see no big hat!! (actually maybe I do)) by Luis del Morales. You may look though but I'm afraid you cannot buy as it's just been sold for a chunky old £1600000.
Here's 10 things you didn't know about turkeys - I'll just let you read it yourself.
The chap above is is Liu Daiyun and is seen here fishing a bone out of his very old soup. The soup is thought to be 2400 years old and was found in a 3 legged bronze pot with a lid, in an ancient tomb which just happened to find itself under the new extension to Xi'an airport. The soup surface was covered in a green film which would suggest to me that it was likely past it's eat by date. The bone soup is not the oldest soup that has ever been found, in 2005 a 4000 year old pot of noodle soup was found near the Yellow River.
What better way to finish off a visit to the papers than to see what Calvin and Hobbes are up to in the Daily Opinionated.
See you all when I get back on shore.