Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Imagined Village

Yesterday afternoon we went to Holmfirth, where we saw exactly zero old men sliding down hillsides in bathtubs (if that doesn’t make sense… tough). What we did see were the ten excellent musicians who make up the band ‘The Imagined Village‘. I first heard about the Imagined Village from the BBCs coverage of the Cambridge… Read more »

Garlic and Thyme Soda Bread

Because Kim asked for it on her own blog, (here’s the request), I made soda bread yesterday afternoon. The basic reciepe comes from a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cookbook but as an experiment I added thyme and roast garlic I have to say it turned out pretty tasty. The recipe is as follows: Ingredients: 4 cloves of garlic… Read more »

Cigar box guitar pt.VI (Snow Day)

As I made my half conscious stagger out of the bedroom this morning I thought “Hmm its pretty light for 6.30am” so after I remembering it was Saturday and heading back to bed I asked Kim to take a look outside. She groggily looked, confirmed there was snow, said a few choice words and also went back to… Read more »

The December 17th Story…

… (or shameless self congratulations). On the day of the JBCA Christmas Party I had my PhD viva. For those who are lucky enough not to know about these things a viva is a defence of all the work within your PhD thesis (aka the past 3 years of your life). In the UK (at… Read more »

What do I do?

As promised last time here is a bit of a description of what I do for a living, which also marks the first entry in the Astronomy section of the blog. Since November 1st I’ve been working for the UK ALMA regional centre or UK ARC for short as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. First… Read more »