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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 […]

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 […]

New adventures!

One of the reasons I’ve been MIA this month is because I moved house! It was actually an already planned event for the year. My housemate and I had both finished our Ph. Ds, and we were going to move out and go our separate ways in late July/early August. […]

Tips for writing

Given that a lot of people are stuck at home with nothing else to do but to write their thesis/manuscript/Literature Reviews, here’s a short post on what I do to ensure I get some level of productivity in a day. 1.Have a rough plan/layout. It might sound a bit silly, […]

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 […]

Sorry, Lab is unavailable at this time

WELL- as of last Friday, my lab has effectively been shut down! We have one individual who’s been granted special permission to continue with their experiments (and provide some bare minimum assistance to maintain some other peoples’ essential experiments), but that’s it! All other lab members are working from home, […]

Post-Ph. D Hobbies part 3

I finished the LEGO Treehouse! … but it also means I’ve finished it. 😱🥺 I wish I could run away to a hideaway treehouse like this one and wait out this global pandemic. Everything seems a little scary at the moment, so focusing on hobbies like these are helping me […]