Science, Surf and Sentience

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Who/what is impressive?

Along with the rest of the world our household have been taking part in weekly zoom quizzes! Most can be fairly neatly kept to the actual time logged into zoom, but this week we've been asked to do a little homework. The question, "Who is the most impressive person...

Where’s your head at?

My goodness, my head is often in many places at once and not in the pace its supposed to be, but at them moment it feels even worse! How is that even possible? I'll fully accept that I don't help myself, but aren't we supposed to have more time at the moment. Lockdown...

Sometimes it’s amazing what you need to hear

In this time of lockdown, we are supposed to have plenty of time on our hands (if you aren't key workers, or have more than one child over the age of about 7), I feel like I have less time. I miss the silence in my head...you are never alone...mine have regressed to...

2 Weeks done

A different kind of countdown at the moment. Rather than the weeks done in college it has turned into the weeks we have been in lockdown. I have barely looked at a textbook and the only plumbing interactions have been online...thank god for Twitter. There is one...

January, please end

When you are in bed feeling miserable, sent home from the gym and 'not required' on site (that's my friend making sure I rest!) and your fellow plumber trainee calls to ask how you do something ... and you have a pretty good idea, it feels kinda good. Now January if...

Need another anger night!

A while back I wrote about an evening I shared with friends, we talked about our anger and essentially howled at the moon. Barely 2 weeks into the new year and I'm in need of a similar evening. Frustrations are mounting, the universe is giving with one hand and taking...

All done for Christmas

Last day at college yesterday, fourth HIP article and confirmation of the WaterSafe profile. A busy plumbing day!  Did guttering at college, relatively straight forward so far. On the way from college to the car I spotted 3 of the 4 gutter profiles, half round, square...

Nearly Christmas – first rad done!

The Christmas tree is up, the presents are wrapped, the treats are piling up and this week I did my first rad. Yes it was in LCS, yes I did too much hand threading, yes I forgot to tape one damn connection, but after all of that it held under testing and I was really...

Busy

Hung a couple of rads (2), learnt the different types of hot water cylinder (loads), need TRVs on my towel rails (must buy them), decommissioned a bedroom sink (no drips), stalked another plumber (sorry) and am potentially involved in an unvented hot water install...