Revision Time

Next week is exam week, so I am hard at work revising for my Marine Biology and Ecology exams and neglecting the housework. Today I've been concentrating on Marine Biology, specifically adaptations by marine organisms to different light levels in the ocean, and nonsexual vs sexual reproduction in marine organisms. This video will give you … Continue reading Revision Time

Assignments coming out of my ears 

This is basically my life right now. Anywhere, anytime, I am either researching or writing assignments. I have two that are due next week, and one plus an exam the week after. It's hell, and why I haven't posted much recently. This afternoon I took advantage of the 30 minutes when all the boys were … Continue reading Assignments coming out of my ears 

Uni Stress

I have my first exam tomorrow, on Animal Behaviour Research. This is not a module that I'm remotely enjoying. I'm trying to revise but I feel like I have a huge mental block in the way, nothing's going in. Nothing at all. I can look at the PowerPoint slides from the lectures all day long … Continue reading Uni Stress

A Field Trip to the Countryside

I love the countryside and being outdoors in general, I always have, so I was really looking forward to our grassland ecology survey trip to Devil's Dyke in Cambridgeshire. Now, I understand that looking at plant species isn't every zoologist's dream, but I happen to quite like plants! Devil's Dyke is an Anglo-Saxon earthwork consisting … Continue reading A Field Trip to the Countryside

Good Days and Bad Days

There are good days and bad days at uni. Yesterday was particularly bad, with an incredibly depressing lecture on whaling. So many whales were killed in such a short space of time, all for their oil. The graphs showing their population crashes were just astonishing. Our lecturer had done research at a whaling station earlier … Continue reading Good Days and Bad Days

Writers Block

I always find it frustrating that I can write 500 or 1000 words fairly easily when it comes to sharing my thoughts or writing about something that I'm passionate or knowledgeable about (or having a rant on facebook!), but when it comes to scientific writing I really struggle. At the moment, I'm working on my Marine … Continue reading Writers Block

When Things Don’t Go To Plan

Mondays are mine. I drop the boys at school, go to the gym, take the dogs out for a long walk and then sit down to get some studying done in peace and quiet before I have to go and collect the boys again. Only today things didn't quite go to plan. The youngest has … Continue reading When Things Don’t Go To Plan