My five weeks between finishing work as a postdoctoral researcher and starting work as a trainee patent attorney is almost up! Let me tell you that the time flew by and, no, I am not totally bored and climbing up the walls. Five weeks is not enough time for me to get bored in, I’m… Continue reading Getting ready for my first day at work
Last Friday I attended a conference called ReConEvent. It was all about “Publishing for Early Career Researchers – Immortalisation, Recognition and Metrics.” I know, I know, I’ll be a scientist my whole life but, coincidence of coincidences, last Friday was also the last day when I could technically call myself a researcher. Nevertheless, I had… Continue reading ReConEvent 2017
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. Graduating! Ok, technically I’ve graduated before, but… Continue reading New things I tried in June
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
About this time last year, I took a position as a postdoctoral researcher, working on an ultrasensitive MEMS gravimeter. It has been an absolutely fascinating year, I learned a lot, developed a bunch of skills and had a brilliant time. However, I always knew that the post was temporary. Initially it I had a 6-month… Continue reading I got a new job!
A couple of weeks ago a friend shared a list on Facebook; 300 Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once. She added the comment, “But I have no intention of reading anymore Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, to be honest, so will never hit all 300.” And who could blame her? Curious (and in the mood for… Continue reading A dubious list of must-read books
I’ve posted about bath salts before, back in January when I reviewed a gift set by Next that contained a small package of them. I’m still slightly surprised that they’re making a comeback, I always associate them with my granny. Or, perhaps I’m wrong, perhaps they aren’t making a comeback and they’ve always been popular,… Continue reading Product review: Westlab Himalayan Bath Salts