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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 😂). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]