Category makings

Smile!

I keep working on little projects to fill gaps on our walls. The more recent ones have yet to make it onto the actual walls…. but that is beside the point. I want colour on those walls! Colour! This was a pretty quick stitch from CrossStitcher Magazine, on simple white aida, but with all the […]

QR Code Cross Stitch: A Little Gift

Every year I struggle with trying to come up with fun gifts for my beloved. This was originally going to be a part of his Christmas present, but…. I caved and decided to give him it a little early. He has previously stitched a storm trooper, and some other Star Wars characters, and I have […]

Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread

Ahhh Thanksgiving. A big excuse to eat. All day. This year we went round to some friends’ house and ate Nut Roast Pie. We provided dessert, and I made pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue pie, and chocolate and banana cake, macarons and this deliciously moreish Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread: Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread […]

A Trio of Granulocytes

When I learn new things, I like to learn by doing. The very act of smearing blood on a slide, or sticking needles in people’s arms – practice makes perfect. But learning facts and figures? Ummmmmm HELP!?! I recently completed my training rotation in Chemistry, and have moved into H(a)ematology. It is a pretty steep […]

The Gospel according to Gaston.

Ahhhh Time. Something of which I don’t seem to have all that much of lately. I think I used to somehow make better use of my time while we lived in the UK, I had a full-time (+extra) job, crafted, and managed to fit in some exercise, yet at the moment I am struggling to […]

Cheaty McCheaterson’s Chocolate Fudge

I feel like my time is being squeezed on all sides at the moment. I am back in school, so feeling that dreadful “I should really be studying guilt”, I no longer work out before work as my placement starts at 6:30 AM – a bit too early to fit any sort of workout in […]

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 […]