And lets not forget… arrivederci! Today I’m letting go of the last fragments of my Padova life and heading off on a grand Aussie adventure. And soon after that, BOOYAH, AFRICA. Being an expat is weird. The world feels like home, but simultaneously, also nowhere truly feels like home. I’ll miss Padova. For four completely insane years … More So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen good night
And a whole lot of dust. Short post from me today, because I’m living in a pile of boxes and bubble wrap. It’s doing my head in. Not to mention every five seconds I remember something that should be done before I mosey off to the land of meat pies, kangaroos, and spiders. Utilities companies, immigration … More Boxes, boxes, everywhere
It’s official. It’s today. It’s my last day in the lab. My last day as a run-of-the-mill postdoc just trying to make a difference and do some cool science. It feels so weird to not have a ‘proper’ lab job awaiting me as I leave this one. In this harsh world of ‘publish or perish’, even a … More The end of the working world as I know it
Oh yeahhhh *happy dance* it finally happened, we got contact from the University in Mekelle! ACTUAL DETAILS, holy frijoles and golly gosh, it’s like Christmas came early. They were soooo silent for so long, and then, BAM, details! Well, kinda details, sorta details… really what we have are more like vague shadows of an idea of possible details. Okay, … More You’ve got mail!
This week I’m trying to learn patience. It’s a virtue and all that. Mum told me all those years ago. And mums are the bomb, so it’s gotta be true. Both Italy and Africa are currently giving me some patience lessons lately (translation: driving me absolutely bonkers). Basically, the Vikster and I have been trying … More Ask and ye shall receive … possibly.
I’m gonna get malaria. I just know it. Here’s the thing: I’m delicious. I’m the crème de la crème of mosquito delicacies. If my blood was on the list at a mosquito restaurant, it’d be a freaking 1787 Chateau Margaux. People tell me all the time to just relax. “Oh but I went for three weeks and … More A kiss with a twist
Team science is in preparation! That’s myself (scientist, writer, traveller, 100% Aussie-grown with a bit of Italian frosting), and my good mate Vikster, who is most definitely the brains of the operation and probably knows the Queen. We’re just two pale-as doctors of the PhD variety, off on an Ethiopian adventure, hoping to share a little … More Introducing the peeps
Ethiopia in 2016, that’s the plan. We’re gonna do a science, and we’re gonna do it hand-in-hand with some super cool African scientists. And I’m pooping rainbows with excitement! Me and my sister from another mister, Viks, are off early next year. Well, in theory. African time, y’know. But at least we know the location – The … More Science up your wanderlust! The very beginning…