Science, Surf and Sentience

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Problems with a career change

Having spent a few years now in a strange transition period where constant learning is exciting but also exhausting, I completely appreciate why people don't change careers. If I had had more ambition in my previous work I may have had more to lose, and this was a...

The most frustrating sport?

A question I often ask people when we have got past the preliminary small talk, is what is your ONE sport? Not to watch but to DO. Most people dabble in more than one, be it running and darts, swimming and snooker, skateboarding and golf. Individual choices often...

Paid Work update

Done some plumbing! And another one of these!   Next one is on serology status and if that should be considered in vaccination priority...hhhmmmm Just so much unpaid work ...

Current affairs

I appreciate my writing about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 at the moment. However sad the situation is, we are definitely moving forward and learning.

Homeschooling take 2

Three days down and every lunchtime is a celebration. Education fatigue was very quick to hit this time around and I LOVE learning and even teaching, so goodness knows what it's like for others. With only two children I count myself relatively lucky with the amount of...

Logical Biological Ltd

Together with the plumbing success I've started writing a scientific blog for a lovely company based in Cambridge called Logical Biological. It's kept me up to date with aspects of Covid I might have otherwise allowed to drift past me on a raft of plumbing and...

My Plumber

I found a plumber. You know when you find a new friend and have similar likes and dislikes, the familiarity of knowing the same movies, bands and sports...I found my plumber. The first day was his 50th birthday, we spent it in a bathroom and he told me to fit the...

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.   Me, a Tesla battery and an ASHP!  My diary described how I made an extensive list of local...

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...