Week 137: Raw data

Week 137: Raw data

Two weeks to go until my next deadline. I’ve been listening to my data – audio files I collected last year – to finalise the transcripts that become the appendices. Last year, I conducted one-to-one interviews with physician participants and focus groups with patient participants, along with recording their consultations. I then made a report [...]

Chocolate buns

Chocolate buns

Initially, I intended to make Swedish cinnamon buns. I found a recipe and got some crucial ingredients: ground cardamom, cinnamon and pearl sugar. But eventually, I replaced the cinnamon filling with chocolate, as Luca doesn’t like cinnamon and he seemed to expect me to use Nutella instead. The recipe I chose was quite nice (Swedish [...]

Week 136: Writing a findings chapter

Week 136: Writing a findings chapter

After two days of intensive work in London after having an eight-day holiday in Sicily, I got back to my thesis writing this week. I was excited to finalise my findings chapter and was planning two weeks to complete it. But it's been a slow start, going back and forth between the previous chapters to [...]

Amateur interpreting

Amateur interpreting

Last Saturday and Sunday I acted as an interpreter for a Japanese family staying in London. I truly enjoyed being an interpreter and the time I spent with them! I've never formally trained as an interpreter but have been frequently asked to act as an interpreter or translator over the past five years, just because [...]