Friday findings – Vol. 2

This was a week buzzing with (tansy) activity! Here’s some highlights. 1) On Monday I gave a talk about some of the work we’re doing in my team on artificial light at night. In particular, I presented a study that is almost ready to submit. The talk inspired an interesting discussion, with some new ideasContinue reading “Friday findings – Vol. 2”

A nice small omelette

I talked a lot about this week about how it was busy and all, but it was also pretty awesome. Not only did I pretty much finish every important item on my to-do list for this week, the past few days were also filled with excitement of a kind I haven’t felt in years. GivenContinue reading “A nice small omelette”

The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist

This week flew by. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! There’s a good reason why perception of time is a bit different for me this week. It went by almost in a continuous blur. I lost quite some sleep this week, as a result of having a to-do list that is longer than I likeContinue reading “The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist”

“Interesting…” (with a German accent)

“This new girl is moving into the vacant room today. German. She seems relaxed.” My flatmate had this laid-back approach with everything. Everything was always either chill or relaxed. It didn’t seem to mean much. But somehow this time I trusted his word for it. “Good to know!” I replied. “It’s about time…” We livedContinue reading ““Interesting…” (with a German accent)”

Der, die, das

No matter how hard I try, some things I will probably never fully master. Prime example? The German language. What an absolute horror this is to learn. I can’t say whether it’s worse than my own mother language – Dutch – but at least with that one I was born in the right place, andContinue reading “Der, die, das”

I’m not sure about the music…

I’m not completely sure what to think of the place we ended up this weekend. We have been here since Thursday, to enjoy the long weekend with friends and their two kids. It’s a kind of nice place, but with some weird touch to it. We’re staying on a Ferienhof – a holiday farm –Continue reading “I’m not sure about the music…”

Friday Findings – Vol. 1

I promised myself that Fridays would be for a short recap of whatever it is we achieved this week in our tiny nook of ecology. This week was a very short week – Ascension Day being a bank holiday and also having taken today off. Nonetheless it was a pretty exciting week. Here’s some ofContinue reading “Friday Findings – Vol. 1”

Aroids make me happy

The growing season for my aroids is in full swing. I brought all my Alocasia outside this week. Over winter they always accumulate spectacular levels of spider mites, citrus mealy bugs – and since this year, aphids and thrips, the latter coming from an infestation that happened at work I suppose! Honestly, it’s a miracleContinue reading “Aroids make me happy”