Colour me happy!

Last week, I popped back to leafy Surrey to do a bit of filming. It gave me the opportunity to pop round to my Dad's house for a cup of tea and a catch up. When rummaging through my old room for things I might want to take back to London, I came across this … Continue reading Colour me happy!

My tangle-free mane! (Or why does curly hair tangle less than straight hair?)

Anyone who knows me knows I have big hair; big, curly hair – I joke it’s a mane, but seriously it’s not far off. My hair and I frequently don’t get on; it misbehaves, it frizzes, and I often don’t give it the attention that, like a grumpy child, it demands! But, however much I … Continue reading My tangle-free mane! (Or why does curly hair tangle less than straight hair?)

Another reason to pull on the lycra and get fit!

I have decided that I really have to start running again. A couple of weeks ago, when I was moving, I stumbled across my old lacrosse training diaries. In these, I meticulously documented my training, what food I had eaten, and tactics we had covered in sessions. Although I have no desire to return to … Continue reading Another reason to pull on the lycra and get fit!

The science of a tension headache!

Currently the front of my head is throbbing with the dull ache of a tension headache. I cannot pinpoint the source of the pain; it’s lingering somewhere behind my eyes and yet at the same time is gripping my forehead. It is deeply uncomfortable, and I’m waiting for the painkillers to kick in and relieve … Continue reading The science of a tension headache!

I give ladybirds STDs…

A couple of weeks ago I was sat in the weak spring sunlight watching a beautiful red ladybird with a multitude of perfectly formed black dots scattered in a beautiful symmetry across its wing cases. It crawled along my foot, meandering in a seemingly drunken path back and forth; it was mesmerising to watch. That is … Continue reading I give ladybirds STDs…

The blog post of an accident prone science geek

This week, along with course mates Rosie and Jan, I channelled the spirit of Neil Buchanan and created a giant art attack on Queens Lawn at Imperial. We collected items from departments all over Imperial to create a glorious double helix. Who said coursework can’t be fun?!                   However, in the process of carrying … Continue reading The blog post of an accident prone science geek