Moving diary: Apartment handover

On 8th March, the property handover was completed. We received the keys and legally started living in the new place – two bedroom riverside apartment. Here are six things we have done during the past week after signing the contract. Secured the date to set up Wifi for the new place – we’ve chosen Sky TV […]

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Week 114: Testing out the framework

My next deadline is 25th March – by when I must test the analytical framework and draft the initial findings. This requires a ‘new effort’, a different approach from the Conversation Analysis that I conducted in January. This week passed slowly. I’ve allowed myself to rest a little bit, created templates, and glanced over the […]

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Peach and Blueberry Pound Cake

Yesterday, I baked Donal Skehan’s Peach and Blueberry Pound Cake! This will be the last cake I bake at this flat, so I wanted to bake something special. The reason why I chose this cake was that by chance I found some ripe peaches at a supermarket. It’s always a success when I decide on […]

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Week 113: Milestone – Analytical Framework

I am writing this post on my new MacBook Air! Very light to carry, and typing feels good. 🙂   There are lots of milestones in the process of writing a PhD thesis. In Week 113, it feels like I’ve finally got to the stage that I’ve struggled to reach for the past nine months. […]

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Worth to try – When I applied for a teaching position

I just want to share some positive thoughts about job applications! In December 2018, I applied for my current teaching position. When I read an article to recruit a teaching staff at a university, the application deadline was already two weeks passed. But it still had a direct email address and a name of the […]

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