August 28th, 2014

A collection of photographs documenting the lab work mentioned in my pervious post.

Looking for leaves in 6000 year old lake sediments. I’m learning so much and having a lot of fun.

I went outside!
I haven’t posted in a while, my girlfriend and I joined a gym nearly two weeks ago and so I’ve been spending a lot of time in there with her and one of our friends. When I’m not there I’m at uni either in class or working in the lab, so this field trip to Hallet Cove was a great chance to get out in the fresh air, and it was such a perfect day for it.

August 6th, 2014

refusingtobeaman replied to your photoset“The past six months have been some of the happiest of our lives….”

you two are the cutest and I am so happy for the both of you!
Thank you so much! We are very much looking forward to some more dinner dates, we had so much fun the other night :)
August 3rd, 2014

The past six months have been some of the happiest of our lives. Celebrating half a year together with my girlfriend at Quest on King William.

July 29th, 2014

This semester I have a research project to do as part of the final coursework for my degree.

It’s made to lead in to post-graduate research, and I’ve managed to get a placement with the supervisor I wanted, the same one I had last year to research palaeoclimate data, and I’ll be looking in to the type of thing which I spoke to my Climate Change lecturer about maybe doing for a project next year. It should be a lot of fun and a great pathway into that.

Today I met with my supervisor to have a look through some journal articles that might be useful bringing me up to speed with the rest of her research group. Then the two of us met with some of that group to head out to Hindmarsh Square where my supervisor’s brother-in-law had set up his mobile food stand/caravan, Tacocat, for lunch. I had some really nice vegan tacos and we all stood around talking about research and science, but also a great deal about every day things. It turned out that my supervisor’s Husband and father-in-law were there as well some more of their family friends so we had a great time.

After lunch I got sent down to the computer labs to photocopy a chapter out of an old textbook which is probably going to be quite useful, then it was up to the conference room to meet the rest of the research group and get to know each other while we had a bit of a talk about what everybody does and what their research goals are for the rest of the year.

All in all it was a very inspiring day, and it’s put me in a good mood to get this last semester done and move on to further study.

July 28th, 2014
Filling up my shelf with rock samples :)

Filling up my shelf with rock samples :)

July 25th, 2014

Just some of the spectacular views on my trip to Central Australia. Such incredible landscapes.

The first four were taken around Mt Boothby, the next five around Ormiston Gorge. The last one is of Glen Helen, where we were camped for the second week of the trip.

Climbing mountains and trekking through gorges in Central Australia for Field Geoscience III.

I just got back from two weeks in the field, mapping the areas to the north of Mt Boothby for the first week and around Ormiston Gorge the second.

It was quite hard at times, but it was fun overall, and it was such a beautiful place.

July 8th, 2014
July 6th, 2014
All packed up, only four sleeps left before I’m off to Central Australia for two weeks!
I’m still not sure how I’m going to cope with all the field work but the camping should be fun at least.

All packed up, only four sleeps left before I’m off to Central Australia for two weeks!
I’m still not sure how I’m going to cope with all the field work but the camping should be fun at least.