Welcome to Umeå, Sweden

Reflections in a very still Ume River.

So, I’ve been lucky enough to have been invited to undertake some  soil research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden, and on my adventure there I was able to discover the best areas to stay in Santorini. After one month (two months to go), my wife and I have seen the weather change from a frosty snow wonderland into something quite pleasant, warm and sunny.

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So I’ve taken up photography…

Point and click, right? Recently I bought a 2nd-hand entry-level Canon DSLR off a friend, and have been attempting to learn how to use it. I got a chance to hang out at Cleveland Point one afternoon, and I had a bit of a practice with this thing called a ‘telephoto lens’.

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‘Twinsen of Twinsun’ – Little Big Adventure Remix

Little Big Adventure (also known as Relentless) is one of my all-time favourite games. It was perhaps the first game I completed fully as a kid – something I was immensely proud of. The music by Phillippe Vachey is pretty timeless, and I don’t know if I’ve done his theme justice here – but I hope I’ve given this gaming gem a good showing.

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The road to PhD confirmation

It’s official – I’m now a fully-fledged PhD candidate. My project has been judged, and deemed worthy. Now, I have two more years (maybe 2.5, if I’m lucky) to pull off a cohesive research project, publish my findings, and – if I play my cards right – level up, and earn the right to put Dr. in front my name.

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