Sadly, this last month has not been the uber efficient storm of work usually seen during my PhD (erm..). Travel, inter and intra continental, has separated me from my lab for weeks.
2016 has come and gone, like most years before it, providing a suitable vantage point to look back. Despite conflicting with the popular narrative of 2016, this year was extremely good to me. It involved facing many challenges, not least of which was setting up shop in a new country, and satiated my wanderlust.
Just a quick update from the last post. The phone is working fine, though the sliver in time in which it was sans-case was enough to render a few scratches on the back, much to my dismay. It looks like Android and I should get along just fine, but I have noticed a lack of seamlessness inherent in some operations.
For those that know me well, the words above may come as a shock. Yes, it has happened. My dilapidating iPhone 4S has forced my hand and I've updated my handset. My initial inclination was to, of course, look into which iPhone options were available to me...
It is a real shame that most of what I seem to blog about (I hate that b-word) is travel. After my last post I made a non-binding agreement that I would tone down the explorer vibe and have a think about what other interesting points of my life I could post about… so here we are talking about travel again. But in all seriousness, I feel obliged to say something here, as I have recently returned from one of the best trips in my adult life. I hesitate to use the word holiday as I feel like this was something more than just that. The beautiful people, scenery and culture has truly impressed in me a feeling of gratitude and wonder of the world
So it has, Title. And, as you would expect, there is much to catch up on. I had the crafty idea to drip feed each interesting event in my life as a seperate post. However, that would be a little disingenuous and not really keep in line with the "real-time snapshot of my life" this blog was aiming to represent. So instead I'll cram this all together and hope it isn't too long (or embarrassingly short after that hype up).
After having fully adjusted to the Melbourne-London transition, last weekend I brushed off what little dust had accrued on my passport since and made the trek to Copenhagen. Never having been to the Scandinavian states previously, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. While not normally a “window seat” kind of guy, seeing the endless array of wind turbines, appearing as white needles threaded into the coastal landscape, was a very nice start to the weekend.