If you think things have been quiet on the blog lately, you’re right. Everything got super busy in the middle of September and then I had to take a short trip to Munich for Oktoberfest and I’m just now catching up. Yes, you read that right. Oktoberfest in Munich is indeed in September. I don’t… Continue reading Oktoberfest!
This is turning out to be one Hell of a year for weddings. Only a couple of weeks ago we attended two weddings in one weekend and now, just last Friday we were at the reception for a third one. It’s wonderful to be able to help my friends celebrating their relationships. Plus, y’know, I… Continue reading R and D’s Wedding Reception
Wow, this post is late. Sorry, I guess it’s been kind of a busy few weeks. Anyway, way back on 8th June, it was my penultimate day of work as a postdoctoral researcher at Glasgow University. In my research group there, the Institute for Gravitational Research (or IGR) it’s kind of a tradition that when people… Continue reading Dinner at Balbir’s
Remember how I said me and my friends are an enormous bunch of dorks and that the next time we meet up we’ll probably play laser tag? Well, I was right. Having not played since I was in primary school (I guess I would have been 9 years old) I was still very much up… Continue reading A day of laser tag
Being a physics PhD student means I’m often the only woman, or one of the only women, in a given group. To be fair, my research group has a pretty decent gender balance compared to some, but I’m still in a notable minority. The result is that I don’t have a huge number of friends… Continue reading Afternoon tea at Hyde Glasgow
Last week my best friend, J, came to visit. We’ve been best friends since we were about 8 years old, when we went to school together, and we’ve always stayed in touch over the years but life sometimes makes it hard to meet up. These days she lives about an eight hour drive away, so… Continue reading Visit from J
It was my birthday yesterday. I am now 27. Twenty-sodding-seven years old. That’s a pretty weird feeling. I have to accept that I am now firmly in my late twenties, which kind of snuck up on me. Not that I mind. As a friend is fond of saying “I’m not getting older, I’m getting better.”… Continue reading My birthday!
When I was in primary school everyone would write out Christmas cards for everyone else and would hand them our in Class. Sometimes the school would even set up a special Christmas card delivery service. Remembering now the quality of the spelling on a lot of those cards, I feel sorry for the 11 year… Continue reading Christmas cards
It was a few months ago now, in the middle of July, when I went with a few friends to visit Culzean Castle on the Ayreshire coast. The parents of one of the friends own a cottage nearby, so it has become a bit of a tradition to visit once a year in Summer. We… Continue reading Culzean Castle