Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Posh Lemon Top

Phew! Phlebotomy rotation done! It was actually not too bad in the end, I managed to successfully draw blood from a long list of patients, including some totally successful draws from hand veins! Wooo! I am quite happy however that I won’t really have to do it again… pretty much ever, as while I can […]

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

This week has been a busy one. I started my clinical placement for my course, and the first rotation? Phlebotomy. “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!” Why? Well: a) the reason I became a laboratory scientist is so that I didn’t have to deal with patients; and b) I am scared of hurting people. However it is essential in order to […]

Balloon Plant Pokes

Some people have green fingers and thumbs. Plants just love them, and they are able to grow wonderful displays of colourful blooms and magnificent greenery, have vegetable plots with oodles of produce…….. I am not one of these people. I have the touch of death to plants in general, but have been having some luck […]

Peppermint and Chocolate Macarons

I seem to go through phases of using loads of egg yolks. I can’t bring myself to toss the rest, so then end up with a little bowl of egg whites in the fridge that is just waiting for me to do something with them. I also took a trip up to the city a […]