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Post-Ph. D hobbies part 4

With this ‘stay at home’ period being extended for the foreseeable future, I’ve been doing all sorts of things to pass the time. My last post was my first foray into a proper cooking blog post, but I’m not rich enough to be cooking all day every day (also I’d probably go insane).

So here are some other things I’ve been doing to pass the time.

Some of you may remember a post from last year, where I wrote about a little miniature house making kit. Well, I’ve got the time again now so I’ve whipped that out and have been building small bits and pieces for the last couple weeks. My dexterity has definitely gone up a few levels *ding* so this type of activity is pretty fun. I have a feeling I’m starting to miss the finicky, hands on experiments you got to do in the lab, and my hands need something to keep them occupied. 😂

For those that are interested, the kit itself is showcased quite extensively on this website. There’s quite a lot of different ones available.

About a year ago, I wanted to get a birthday card for someone, but I completely left it ’til last minute, and I ended up stealing (well, they offered) a card from my housemate. The card ended up being super cool because you had the option of drawing/colouring in the cover. I always liked colouring, so I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to get back into it with some designs I actually liked. Thankfully I found some on Amazon so I bought a box to colour in at a leisurely pace. I’m quite fond of plant motifs (probably because I like plants) and these are full of it!

So yes, while I haven’t quite delved into books and video games like I normally do, I’ve still been distracting myself from the current situation with these sorts of arts and crafts hobbies. Still doesn’t make up for not being able to see people (physically), but it’ll have to do for now. Highly recommended hobbies in general if you’re after some easy procrastination that gives you a good sense of accomplishment!

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A former wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. D student residing in Australia. Now working part time at a secret location as a Communications and Data Officer. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬

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