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Lockdown Buns

I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed cooking for other people until I couldn’t. Melbourne is in Stage Four lockdown until at least the end of October. No visitors allowed in the house (unless it’s an intimate partner, or you live on your own and you form a social bubble […]

Plant baby hands

I have a Ginkgo tree out the back that I’ve had since… possibly 2012-2013. Every autumn, the leaves turn a golden colour, and then they drop. During winter, the tree kinda looks… dead. And I nervously wait for spring in the hopes that I haven’t actually killed the plant. And […]

… Now what?

If you saw my previous post, you’ll know that I had gone back to my roots and started writing a story- because I felt like it. Well- I finished it. It’s currently sitting at just under 60,000 words. It took about two weeks to write it. Now I’m just editing […]

Other kinds of writing

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always loved story-telling. Growing up, I used to have a tonne of little A5 notebooks that were filled with the beginnings of fantastic adventures. I’ve gotten rid of a significant number of them (it’s too embarrassing), but occasionally I find some of the other ones […]

It’s Gyoza time

I’ve written cooking posts before- my first official one being my Ramen post, but I’ve taken pics of food before that, too. Anyway, when there’s Ramen, you gotta have Gyoza, so I decided to post my Gyoza recipe on here for you all to enjoy! This is a lab favourite, […]

Still under attack

Remember my bird netting cone from a couple posts ago? Well, something got inside and managed to ravage the sugar snap peas- which suggests to me that whatever has been munching at my vegetables is likely to be a rat like being. I added more ties to prevent any large […]

Under Attack!

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been doing some more gardening lately to pass the time (gotta get my daily vegetable intake!). But I made a grim discovery a couple weeks ago where I’d noticed that my poor sugar snap pea seedlings were being nom-ed upon by something […]

Adjusting

Why hello there- long time no see! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve basically been spending most of last month working in my new job. Starting work in a new environment/role was always going to be a huge learning curve, but given I’ve spent the last […]

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 […]