The Easter holidays have been and gone, punctuated by too much chocolate, lie-ins and the guilt of not working. All of this however, gave me a chance to sit and enjoy some quality movies. One evening, as I settled down to choose a film (it always takes me far too long) with my last remaining Easter egg, I stumbled across a good-old Will Smith movie. Now, you wouldn’t be mistaken for wondering where I’m going with this story, but bear with me…
Seven pounds is a 2008 Drama/Romance film featuring Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson among others. Without completely ruining the plot, the movie starts with the main character, Ben Thomas (Will Smith) phoning 911 to report his own suicide.
This final #throwbackthursday looks back to the interview and application process for my PhD, I can hardly believe that is was two years ago and I am now a third year! #gulp
I must apologise for the long hiatus in blog posts, I have been under a lot of stress from phd work and an illness in the family. It is now September and soon Imperial College will be filling up with students again. As a phd student working at a host institution I am not so aware of semesters and holidays and have been working right through the summer. Phd students do not get official holiday but we are recommended to take the statutory amount, which is 4 weeks per year. Depending on your supervisors you might have to arrange this with them, but I generally take it when I want.
Three weeks into 2016 and I am only just writing my first post – tsh! My excuse is that I rather rashly booked two training courses back-to-back, and have only just got back to my desk(s) at the Natural History Museum this week. The first week of the year I was in Bristol on a Software Carpentry course, followed by a course on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Newcastle the week after. I am planning to blog both of these courses next week but this week I have been frantically catching up with work (PhD and personal) so have not managed to do so.
Appropriate at this time of looking backwards to the previous year and forwards to the next, this #ThrowbackThursday covers my interview which lead me to be a PhD student in the first place!
Ah the Christmas and New Year break – the season for writing guilt…