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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… 😂 […]

PRECIOUS BABY

IT’S FINALLY ARRIVED!! I was a bit lazy and hadn’t gotten around to printing my Thesis yet. It’s no longer done by the University itself as everything is now done online, so if you want a hard copy, you have to do it all yourself. First you gotta pick the […]

A scary time of the year

I get really bad hay fever. Anyone who’s seen me out and about during Spring will know this. I’m sneezing, blowing my nose, my face is puffy, and I look like I’m crying 24-7. It’s quite awful. For the last few years, to make my life a bit easier, I’ve […]

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. […]

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 […]

The immediate aftermath

So, a couple days ago, I found out that my Ph. D Thesis has been accepted. After waiting five months to find out the outcome of the examination process, it was a huge relief to know that: The examination process was over The Thesis was up to code (so to […]