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Gyoza time again

Well- we’re still in lockdown, and I’m still on annual leave. 🥳 Which means it’s time to do some culinary experimentation!! And do other hobby activities, like editing that story I was writing back in June last year… or going for a walk… And enjoying the earth rumble beneath me- […]

Things that keep me up at night

I work in Melbourne (for the most part), as an essential worker- in the healthcare/ medical science field. Given I’ve currently returned to my regional Victorian hometown, I drive my car to and from on the days that I work. It’s a bit of a drive, sure, but it’s relatively […]

Spring 2021 garden update 🌱

Why hello there 🦎 We actually got some warm weather for the first week of September/spring, so we got to see some wee lizards poking their heads out from the garden beds. Unfortunately we’ll be back to cold, wet and somewhat miserable (I say somewhat, because I actually like rain) […]

Fish friends update

WELL- it’s Lockdown 5.0 here in Victoria. So while we are once again all staying at home and trying to avoid death by plague, I thought I’d post a little update on how the fish are going. First of all- all fish are currently alive and well. Hoover, our newest […]

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 😂). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello 2021

Just a short post to say Happy New Year to the readers of my blog! So far the weather has been cool to actually cold- a quintessential Victorian summer, really. But- I did catch SOME nice weather yesterday… But today it’s been really cold winds and misty rain, so… 😂 […]