Things I learned this week:
- Honey Bees are really, really cool
- Swans think they are sneaky
- Sometimes missing the bus is okay
- Battenburg Cake is delicious
- Sometimes, microwaves and glass don’t get along
- If your neighbor burns his dinner and sets off the fire alarm, make sure you pee before you leave the building because you might have to hold it for a while. (Just kidding.) (Sort of.)
- There are multiple species of earthworms
- Why skinny jeans are a necessary evil
- Why there are cows in the city parks
- How to play “Conkers” with horse chestnuts
- Grad school is awesome. (I knew this already, but it’s nice to relearn it on a daily basis.)
I took some stale bread to the boat pond this week and made friends with some fowl creatures. The seagulls were catching bits of bread out of mid air, and the swans were trying to sneak bread out of my hand without me noticing. (I noticed. They’re kind of hard to miss…)
Doing laundry here is a struggle when there are 3 washing machines for 286 residents… But the best part is having warm slipper socks to put on when you’re done!
Apparently, Mars had a near miss with a comet today. At least that’s what the funny Italian man at the Virtual Telescope had to say during the live broadcast of the historical event. If you missed it, you can watch it again here
. (Spoiler Alert: The comet misses. Shame. That would have been exciting.)
I attended the introductory session for the beekeeping group at my uni, and learned so much! I will try to do a post about it soon, and I’ll have lots of cool resources for you guys. I’m so excited to learn more about bees and beekeeping this year.
I was sitting at my desk doing some homework on Monday and caught a glimpse of this strange creature out of the corner of my eye. Scared the dickens right out of me.
I was supposed to go to Scotland on Saturday, but I had the wrong time and missed the bus. 🙁 But since I was in town with my camera and my schedule had unexpectedly cleared up, I walked down to St. Andrew’s Church to take some pictures of the lovely cemetery. I’ve got plenty more, so there will be a post all about it soon.
Another beautiful day for a field trip to Nafferton. This time, we were learning about soil quality indicators. My favorite? Counting earthworms. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head…
Oh, and P.S. I’m going to Portugal in December. Say whaaaaat?!