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New Year, Same Me (But Better!)

As everyone begins to ring in the start of 2018, it’s clear how much the world is obsessed with new years resolutions. From Facebook and twitter posts, to commercials for exercise regimes and Oprah’s new weight loss meal plan, everyone is shouting the phrase “New Year, New Me!”. 1,150 more words

PhD Life

What do you value?

We’re midway through January, and at the start of this month I really wasn’t feeling the New Year vibes. Aside from the fact that I much prefer to be carried by the spring energy when setting new intentions or plans, … 1,152 more words

PhD Life

Week 54: Back to normal

Two weeks have passed since I returned to Tokyo. I have fully recovered from the flu and got back into a normal routine of work: wake up at 6 am and have a chat with my partner (there is a nine-hour time difference between the UK and Japan), have breakfast, then work. 325 more words

PhD Life


Hey there!

I was thinking of what to do with this blog since December. First, I thought of filling this up with reviews of movies I watched, books I’ve read, and music I’ve listened to. 499 more words


Next Year in the PhD and in the Woods

The thing is, in the end, 2017 turned out to be a good year for me. Even though it did not feel like that during some of the months when the PhD, activities or the people around me felt as inviting as a soggy blanket. 787 more words

Race And Space

VMSG and COMET 2018 (or a Tale of Two Conferences)

The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) held a conference from the 3-6th of January in Leeds. The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) held a student conference from 8-9th January in Cambridge. 718 more words

PhD Student Experiences

New Year Musings

Hello everyone!

I have been a bit lapse in writing regularly on this blog, and now is the time to start making amends.

A bit of an update for you: I have moved into my third year of my PhD (where did the time go..?), and now I only have 2 years left until I submit!  320 more words