|Photo: EK Kempf|
The next day loads of us trooped down to a nearby hotel for breakfast. During the meal, just as I was tucking into a nice fat sausage, e-Laura's mum whipped her husband's recently removed kidney stones out of her handbag. Respect! I might be known for grossing out softies with too much medical information but this surpasses anything that I've ever done or said. I laughed my socks off.
I was reminded of the incident when I came across this, an image of a kidney stone taken by electron micrography. Those delicate looking crystalline shards are really rather beautiful.