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Fish update

I’d not mentioned anything about the fish recently, but I had a pretty good reason why. A few weeks ago, I woke up and went about on my usual routine of getting out of bed, zombie shuffling towards the fish tank, and then feeding the fish. Only this time, I […]

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 […]

Yeasty bois (fun with Fungi)

For those that aren’t aware, yeast are a type of fungi. Just as we are a part of the animal kingdom, yeast are in the same group as mushrooms, moulds, and… well, I think that’s about it. Unless you’re going for a Fun-guy kind of vibe (HUR HUR HUR 😂). […]

Autumn garden update 🍂🍁🌱

It’s been some time since my last garden update, but this is what’s currently going on in the garden beds. Right hand side garden bed has some dwarf broccoli, Italian parsley, sugar snap peas, a lone strawberry plant, and some rockets. I also threw in some forget-me-not seeds before, just […]

Vindication

This time last year, my partner and I were looking forward to one thing: Camping 🏕 We love going during winter, because it’s cold, wet, and generally miserable, which increases the chances of us having the area to ourselves. Most other people don’t like the cold and wet- but we… […]

Vaccinated!

Got my first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine today! 💉 I have to wait twelve weeks before the next dose, but at least this is step one! And you even get a Freddo… although, full disclosure, I hate chocolate, so this will be a nice present for my partner (who […]

Autumn garden update 1

Just a short update on the autumn garden bed from the previous post. The seeds I sowed have begun to germinate! The above are dwarf broccolis… And then below we have some sugar snap peas. There’s also a pic of the yellow capsicum plant (there are also three red capsicum […]

Some valuable (life) advice?

Way, way back at the beginning of this blog- which isn’t that long ago, when I think about it- I wrote a piece about helping people choose the right lab. It was aimed for people who were set on going into the lab environment, who may have needed some advice […]

Autumn garden 🌱 🍅 🫑

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my garden beds. With the temperatures quickly dropping (particularly where I am now, which tends to be colder than Melbourne), I decided to remove some of the remaining tomatoes and start on the autumn crop. Tomato season wasn’t the best this year. […]