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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. […]

Fish update 🐟

Well, I couldn’t wait any longer. The water quality hadn’t changed in a week, Miele the Hoover fish was looking a bit bored and scared of our presence, so we decided to just get more friends. They’re your standard Leopard Danios (as opposed to the Zebra ones, which are striped), […]

Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life’, I wrote an update on my latest hobby. Now, in that, I alluded to the need to ‘cycle’ the tank, because it’s brand new and it’s much better to have this going before I put live fish in it. So, what is this ‘cycling’ I […]

Progress on the new hobby

A little while ago, I posted about my new hobby. That’s right. A tank full of water. It’s very exciting. Just kidding! As entertaining as it is to have a tank full of water, the end goal is to obviously have some fish in it. I don’t want it to […]

Taking criticism

I’m currently drafting a document with multiple people, and it made me think about something. I still dread the feedback I receive for my writing. I’ll be totally honest here- I’ve never been good at taking any sort of criticism. Even as a child, I would take every comment to […]

Do you need a LinkedIn profile?

On the rare occasions that people ask me directly for career advice, I get asked the above quite a bit. Maybe they’re undergraduate students that I’m teaching, or maybe it’s former lab members who are finishing up with their Ph. Ds? Either way, for people who are about to step […]