Principles of working in an office environment: You will start the day pretending you are a yuppie in the Eighties, but with a girly side. You will measure your daily intake of provisions carefully as not to oversnack. Pardon me – ‘overeat’. You very much WILL eat peculiar combinations of foods. You will fail to … More Food Diary – June 29, 2011 – and… the virtues of working in an office
Quick one! Breakfast. Then I went outside, and was amazed to be able to hear lightening and SEE fork-lightning, whilst basking in temperaMENTAL sunshine. Though it was very warm. Lunch! Post-running treat. Yoghurt is awfully filling, so the dinner was light. Water count: ~2l. Warm days.
Stepping outside my “comfort zone” if you like: I know that 900 jobs may not be THAT many, but something about the cuts made to public services is making me feel a bit nervy. We know that corporate fat cats work for their bonuses, but there is something about cutting expenditure within health, education and … More Food Diary – June 25, 2011 – and… job cuts in the emergency services
Midsummer is an actual holiday that is gleefully celebrated in Sweden, with lots of shellfish, herring and potatoes, berries and cream, and ‘snaps’. The key element however, is good company. Personally, I left my good company when I left work, but I did stop by the supermarket, tiredly, on my way home, to see what … More Food Diary – June 24, 2011 – and… Swedish Midsummer (apologies for deviation from science)
I have been interning in the press office for nearly two weeks now, and am really enjoying the work, whilst learning everything I found that I did not know. However, I definitely feel that, despite having been removed from pure science for a couple of years now, my scientist-hat is definitely still (partially) on… … … More Food Diary – June 22, 2011 – …and science “press officership”
Saw this great word cloud of all the tweets from Science Communication Conference 2011 a short while ago, but conveniently forgot about it amidst all work. So let us have a look now at this caption of happenings, and people’s ideas. Food. Starting with classic food lie: if you bake it yourself, it automatically contains … More Food Diary – June 21 2011 – …and SCC2011 in picture (yes singular)
For anybody who has a moment to spare from their busy lives, or are simply looking for other ways to procrastinate: Make your hands glow in the dark. Separate the dyes in sweets with candy chromatography. Make a Cartesian diver, who will sink or float at your mercy. Otherwise, I have picked up a taste … More Food Diary – June 20, 2011 – …and some summer science funtimes