Sten do. Noun. Party to celebrate an upcoming wedding to which both friends of the bride and friends of the groom are invited. Portmanteau of “stag do” and “hen do.” July is going to be a wonderful month, not least because two of my favourite people, Rhys and Louise, are getting married! On Saturday I… Continue reading Sten do!
This is another one of P’s books (I’m trying to work my way through his shelves as well as my own, which is made easier by the fact that all the books are already all mixed up). He’s not normally one to go for literary fiction choices, so the fact that he devoured this and… Continue reading Book review: The Sellout
Back in 2012, I graduated with my MSci in physics. In October of the same year, I started my PhD in physics. I completed my thesis in September 2016, passed my viva in December 2016, and handed in the final, bound, corrected and updated copy, along with all the paperwork, in January 2017. Perhaps expectedly,… Continue reading Graduation!
In March I went along to a £10 tasting event at Taste Buchanan in the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow. The premise was simple: £10 would get you a stamp card and you could then show this to each of the five vendors at Taste Buchanan – they’d give you one of their trademark dishes and a… Continue reading A second tasting menu event at Taste Buchanan
Our lovely DM is finally back from the US so we regrouped to continue our DnD campaign. This was only slightly complicated by the fact that K had moved house during our hiatus and lost all of her character sheets. We re-rolled a new level 3 for her, and got started. As usual, we met… Continue reading Back to DnD!
Today I’m attending a graduation ball*. It’s my second one. Last time I was graduating with my MSci in Physics and I knew basically the entire graduating class. This year, most of us who picked up MScis last time around are now collecting their PhDs. Seriously, most of them – although several went to other… Continue reading Grad ball outfit plans
Summer is well and truly here. In Falkirk, that means it still rains a lot, but it’s warmer now and we have occasional, unexpected, glorious days of blistering sunshine. The sunny days more than make up for the rainy ones. The plants are enjoying the situation as much as I am. This time last month… Continue reading Gardening update – June