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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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]