Crocodile Hunting in City Park

**** TL;DR: There are pictures all the way at the bottom 🙂 **** It is crazy how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I was in Italy for work, but here I am, four weeks later, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Again for work. I arrived here in the middle of the night twoContinue reading “Crocodile Hunting in City Park”

It all happened while I was on the plane!

So… Yeah. The first conference I attended this summer has ended. As you may remember from my previous posts here and here, I went to Italy last week. Ten days, alone, which, for me, was very VERY exciting. After a scarring terrible experience a few years ago in Malaysia, I felt very bad about going solo again. IContinue reading “It all happened while I was on the plane!”

Italian espresso and posters

Next Thursday I’m leaving for a conference in Naples, Italy. Well, actually I’m visiting Rome first. Rome. A first. I feel like an idiot for never having been to Rome before. Before October last year I had never even been to Italy, even. Now, this summer, Italy will be the host country for the EuropeanContinue reading “Italian espresso and posters”

Veggie plots and zucchinis

Vegetable season has begun!! I have always been a gardening guy. When I was a young kid, I had my first veg garden. It was in our house’s tiny back yard, but hey, it still was a vegetable plot!! It may have been a north-facing plot sandwiched between a 3-metre hedge and a wall, butContinue reading “Veggie plots and zucchinis”

Outdoor experiments

What a week! There are many exciting projects going on at the moment, within our group at the Institute. We just wrapped up the experimental phase of a large experiment about litter decomposition last week, which was led by a colleague of mine. It was a load of work, but could potentially lead to aContinue reading “Outdoor experiments”