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 […]Read more "Week 137: Raw data"
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 […]Read more "Chocolate buns"
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 […]Read more "Week 136: Writing a findings chapter"
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 […]Read more "Amateur interpreting"
I am writing this post in a hotel room near Kensington Gardens in London, after an eight-day holiday in Sicily. This was probably the first holiday that I indulged in during my PhD. In our villa in Sicily, we had very limited internet connection and I had a zero chance to open my draft documents, […]Read more "Weeks 134 and 135: Summer holiday"