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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Painted eggs - Easter 2014

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This year we painted some eggs! Freyja's is second panel top right :-)
23rd Apr 2014, 21:18   | tags:,comments (6)


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Happy Easter everyone! Glad påsk!
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Burning snow

Launch night for the Umeå: European Capital of Culture event

Seed to shirt

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This week I finally received my T-shirt from Planet Money's seed-to-shirt project! This was a kickstarter-funded project to trace the manufacture of a T-shirt from the cotton fields to the factory. It really is fascinating, if you have any interest at all in the lives of the people who make the stuff you are probably wearing right now, check out seed-to-shirt and the tumblr is here.

BTW the picture on the shirt is a play on Keynes idea of 'animal spirits'

A belated Bonfire night

After being rained-off in the week, the British community of Umeå (plus special guests) finally get together to burn stuff and make stuff go Bang.

The Replicator 2X in action!

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It really is very cool. Everyone is trying to play with the new toy!
31st Oct 2013, 17:55   | tags:,,comments (0)

3d printing!

The dept recently installed a 3d printer and this week I got to use it! I designed an adapter plate for the inverted fluorescence microscope that will allow easy live imaging of cells in petri dishes without the faffing that has been necessary up to now. This design is a variant of one made by a colleague which I have changed with TinkerCAD to fit our petri dishes.

It's soooo cool!!!!

Happy Halloween 2013 everyone!

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