This was the third book I picked up second hand at the Gibson Street Gala earlier this year. I actually can’t believe I managed to get three such amazing books for so little money. The second hand book market is seriously underappreciated. It’s also one of the books I’m reading for Megan’s Semi Charmed Winter… Continue reading Book review: A Tale for the Time Being
We hadn’t been in Falkirk long before I noticed a Thai restaurant near Falkirk Grahamston station. Lanna Thai looked small and unassuming and had a big sign in the window saying “Bring your own bottle.” I like Thai food and any restaurant offering BYOB tends to keep the price down, so that caught my interest.… Continue reading Dinner at Lanna Thai
This is part of the series of trying new things. Every month I challenge myself to try new things, however big or small those things may be. Sometimes it’ll just be a TV show or a recipe, sometimes it’ll be an event or an activity. Anything could happen. Then, I list five things I tried… Continue reading New things I tried in November
I’d intended to use this item from the November Glossybox when I took a long, hot, relaxing bath on Sunday night. When the packet instructions sounded a bit complicated and, frankly, a bit weird, I put it off for another night or two, reaching for a different mask instead. The next chance I got, after cleansing,… Continue reading Product review: 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask
I handed in my PhD thesis on 23rd September. For PhD candidates, almost every country (and probably every university) has a slightly different way of dealing with what comes next. In some instances, simply handing in the thesis with a supervisors approval would be enough. If you’re doing a PhD in one of those places,… Continue reading The PhD viva
You know when you pick up a book and you don’t even have to pause to wonder whether you’re going to enjoy it? When you’ve heard so much good stuff about the book and the author that you can’t help but be intrigued? When the first sentence, paragraph, page and chapter are so delicious that… Continue reading Book review: Beloved
I’m a physicist. I’ve been working as a physicist full time for four years if you count my PhD (and you should). Physicists typically work in labs and offices, the exact form these labs and offices take varies a bit but they’re pretty much always indoors, except for that glorious period in summer when it’s… Continue reading Field Trip!