I'm going to Bristol this week. I'm learning some of the new techniques developed by the PhD student I will be taking over from. (Our projects are different but involve similar barley plants and therefore similar methods). It will be great to start to get to know everyone in the lab, and of course to learn the skills I will need for my PhD!
Another exciting part of the week will be the weekend. I'm going flat hunting... with The Boyfriend! After six years we will finally be moving in together. He has a place on a Masters course in Bristol too, so we are hoping to rent somewhere halfway between our two campuses (which are about 4 miles apart).
The area I have in mind is out of the city centre but still walkable/cycleable, so I will be able to sell Jools the Peugeot. Driving in Bristol's a nightmare anyway, and the amount I'll save in fuel/tax/insurance/repairs will completely cover my increase in rent!
So excited! I'm away all week but I will schedule a couple of posts while I'm gone so you don't miss me too much! Haha! :)