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Yeasty bois (part 2)

So, a little while ago, I posted about an experiment I was developing as a STEM education program aimed at high school studentsโ€ฆ Involving yeast. And balloons. ๐ŸŽˆ And I called them the Yeasty Bois. If you didnโ€™t catch that post, I recommend reading it first before reading this one. […]

Autumn update 2022

Bloody hell itโ€™s been a little while since Iโ€™ve written a blog! This year is flying by. ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ Where to start, really? Letโ€™s go with the latest changes to the fish tanksโ€ฆ ๐ŸŸ First the sad news. Our dear snail Gary has passed on ๐Ÿ˜ž (24.4.22), which was a bit […]

My COVID testing series

Ever wondered how a rapid antigen test (RAT) works? Or better yet- ever wondered how a PCR test works? Well look no further, because I wrote about it a little while ago! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I tried to make it as lay person friendly as possible and there’s lots of diagrams to […]

Bit of an absence…

Phew! Apparently it’s been three weeks since my last post (which was about people stealing my work! ๐Ÿ˜ ). That’s almost like a whole isolation period and a bit! Because it was. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ A couple Sundays ago, my partner and I went to a birthday lunch, followed by some shopping. I […]

I suppose it’s a compliment?

I just realised that my figure depicting the intracellular infection cycle of my Honours/Ph. D bug, Coxiella burnetii, has actually been stolen and used in other websites. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I guess this is why people watermark their work. I’ll be careful to do this from now on. Oops! If anyone sees […]


Well, itโ€™s official- Iโ€™m going to have a lot of chillies. ๐Ÿ˜… The first one is starting to go red. Iโ€™ve already started offering them to other people, so hopefully theyโ€™ll end up in happy bellies. As mentioned, Iโ€™m not much of a spice head, so I definitely wonโ€™t be […]

Summer garden update 2022 ๐ŸŒฑ

Well, as predicted, itโ€™s been a very mild summer thus far. Iโ€™m not complaining- I hate warm weather, so this is great. ๐Ÿ˜‚ So far the heirloom tomatoes I planted are growing like crazy. No ๐Ÿ… as of yet, though. You can see strawberry plants either side, but so far […]