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!
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!
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
Since I’m between jobs in a good way I have five weeks off (I posted about this earlier). The truth is, I don’t handle boredom well. I think with all the resources available to me and all the things I could be doing, I have no excuse to be bored. Since I’m not super well… Continue reading Five Weeks of Freedom – How I’m spending my time
Before I get started… Today there is a General Election in the UK. Please, if you are in the UK and registered to vote, do it! Even if you hate all the parties and don’t think it will make any difference, a spoiled ballot sends more of a message than simply not turning up. I… Continue reading Time off
For the past couple of months, I’ve been writing monthly roundups, having stolen the idea from Gordon and Siobhan. So far, I like the idea. It’s a bit like a status report and I do love any opportunity to monitor… well… anything, really. So, without any further ado, here’s my May round up: Financial status: Not bad, given… Continue reading May roundup
As usual, this month I’ve been going out of my way to try new things. It’s a habit I strongly recommend and I always enjoy looking back at the end of the month to see what I’ve been able to try. This month I’ve tried: 1. Visiting Croatia! We spent a week on… Continue reading New things I tried in May