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For those that are new…

Why hello there I thought I’d take this opportunity to re-introduce myself. First of all, welcome to my Blog, ‘A Bug’s Life’. I started this Blog two years ago while I was still doing my Ph. D in Bacteriology, with the intention of writing about what life was like as […]

Yet another camping post 🏕

We went camping again! As most of the state celebrated coming out of lockdown by catching up with family and friends, we decided instead to spend the weekend isolating ourselves in the middle of nowhere. 😂 We actually booked the site well and truly before the easing of restrictions were […]

Late spring garden update 2021

Well, it’s almost November (and the end of the year). Where did the year go?? 😱 Since my previous garden post, the snow peas have gone crazy… And the broccoli have sort of mostly bolted. There’s still some edible stalks left, but the weather’s been so unstable (typical) that it’s […]

Gyoza time again

Well- we’re still in lockdown, and I’m still on annual leave. 🥳 Which means it’s time to do some culinary experimentation!! And do other hobby activities, like editing that story I was writing back in June last year… or going for a walk… And enjoying the earth rumble beneath me- […]

Things that keep me up at night

I work in Melbourne (for the most part), as an essential worker- in the healthcare/ medical science field. Given I’ve currently returned to my regional Victorian hometown, I drive my car to and from on the days that I work. It’s a bit of a drive, sure, but it’s relatively […]

A post for new Lab students

Hey there newbie. Yes you, with all your nerves, excitement, and enthusiasm. Welcome to the lab. Maybe you’ve already been introduced to everyone, but lets face it- you’ve already forgotten whose name was whose. So long as you still remember your supervisor’s name, that’s the main thing. Don’t worry- you’ll […]

Spring 2021 garden update 🌱

Why hello there 🦎 We actually got some warm weather for the first week of September/spring, so we got to see some wee lizards poking their heads out from the garden beds. Unfortunately we’ll be back to cold, wet and somewhat miserable (I say somewhat, because I actually like rain) […]

National Science Week 2021

It’s National Science Week here in Australia, so I thought I’d do a little post to commemorate this. I’ve written a lot about my background as a scientist (please see the last little index post I did for more details and in-depth posts), so I’ll boil this little nugget down […]