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Life in the recycling bin (part 2)

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life – Ph. D Blog’, I set a challenge to myself to try and summarise my Ph. D Oration- and present it to you, my readers, in a not-so-science-jargon-filled way. If you missed the start, you should definitely head there, because you can’t really get the […]

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. […]

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), […]