Guest blogs elsewhere…

August 26, 2010 / 0 comments

I’ve not written much on this blog lately, but I have had a few guest posts published – one on with advice for people starting a PhD, and several on the VITAE blogs most recently on search engine tools for researchers. I’ll think of something interesting to write here soon, honest.

Neither rad nor shit

August 17, 2010 / 5 comments

I’ve just been contacted by someone who runs the blog yourbikeisrad letting me know that my blog contains the only google hit for the “word” yourblogisshit. This is due to a throwaway joke on the “about me” page. I’d like to take this opportunity to state categorically that myblogisnotshit, and mybikeisnotrad.

Inspecting Roger’s girls

August 15, 2010 / 2 comments

I helped Roger with his hive inspections this morning, opening up both hives and checking for progress. This involves looking at each frame and working out whether there are eggs, larvae, nectar, honey and so on. The comb makes wonderful patterns, and sometimes the bees produce protuberances at the bottom of the frames – they…

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Fruit and veg

August 1, 2010 / 2 comments

Those of you with vegetable patches might be interested in this useful recipe for runner bean soup, which I have just tried and which is a very tasty way to use up all those slightly overgrown stringy green beans that hide behind leaves at the top of the plant. Lots of runner beans A couple…

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