Science, Surf and Sentience

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Keep trying

I recently wrote a diary entry for the HIP student magazine. When is published I'll add the link, but this post is about how I had to re-read it and follow my own advice. My diary described how I made an extensive list of local plumbers to ring, ad my elation when the...

Plumbing frustrations

Sounds like some obs and gynae issues, but in reality is exactly how I am feeling at present. The confusion and grey areas around how the plumbing trade is taught plus a worldwide pandemic has lead to an even more frustrating time for many people trying to get into...

Still writing

https://www.hip-magazine.co.uk/plumbing-diary-the-impact-of-coronavirus/ Biggest drill I've ever used...so far!

The homeschooling conundrum

For the last *don't think about it, don't think about it* million days, I mean 100 and something days, I have taken on the role of home educator. In many ways I am more fortunate than others, I was furloughed so didn't have the conflicting attentions of work...

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...