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Originally from the UK, I am currently living with Spiderbaby in the sub-arctic city of Umeå in the north of Sweden.

After nearly 8 years abroad we will soon be moving back to the UK to live in Oxford where I will shortly be starting work as a clinical scientist for the NHS.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Last looks at Sweden

The last few months have been filled with seeing friends, day trips and weekends in the countryside. Spiderbaby and I finally got married out in the wilds of Västerbotten county.

We will miss Sweden enormously, but thanks to Freyja and Thorsten our family is always going to be a little bit Swedish.
17th Aug 2015, 20:52   | tags:,,,comments (2)

Freyja's 3rd Birthday

Many thanks to all our friends who could join us for Freyja's birthday, it was a really joyful day.
17th Aug 2015, 20:40   | tags:,,,comments (0)

Seeing cousins and friends (in UK and Sweden)

Back on the farm (and an Easter egg hunt!)

Spring 2015

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Freyja's first daisy chain!
26th Apr 2015, 10:34   | tags:,,comments (2)

Trip to Colchester zoo - pt 2

26th Apr 2015, 10:30   | tags:,,,comments (1)

Trip to Colchester zoo - pt 1

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26th Apr 2015, 10:27   | tags:,,,,comments (1)

Recent 3D printing projects

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We freeze a lot of biological samples at -80 or -120 degrees, and the cardboard inserts in the boxes we use frankly disintegrate after a few freeze/thaw cycles. I designed replacement inserts for manufacture on the Makerbot. The design was simple enough although the thicker plastic means there is less space for tubes. Hopefully it will prove more robust, and if so might work out cheaper in the long run.

The other design is an adapter for a vacuum line that should allow the user to aspirate multiple tissue culture dishes at once. It is shown here being printed in two halves. Still working on that one...
2nd Mar 2015, 16:44   | tags:,comments (1)