Week 27-28


A quiet morning


I received an email from the ethics committee requesting some modifications to my ethics applications. I need approval urgently because, without it, I cannot conduct my preliminary fieldwork in August. I spent three days amending the documents on the basis of suggestions from my second supervisor. I was so grateful for her prompt responses and support in these circumstances.

A draft of one chapter is due in 10 days. I am now back to where I am rushing to meet the deadline.

Last weekend, Luca and I went to a new Thai restaurant. Like Michelin inspectors, we scrutinised the hygiene standards, the service and the food, and whether the restaurant was better than our usual favourite. We decided that the latter is so much better. After dinner, we went to the cinema to watch Despicable Me 3. It’s so much fun, and they are so cute and funny!

My goals for Week 29:

  • Attend and enjoy the graduation ceremony for MA
  • Complete the draft of one chapter

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A PhD student researching verbal communication in Patient-Centred Care.