Week 147 was very relaxing overall. I felt able to step back from my data a little and looked at the whole picture from above, reading through my supervisors’ feedback comments on my draft chapters. Also, I attended a supervision meeting where they gave me many suggestions and some hints about the implications of my findings. This is significant to me. I need to set aside chapter 6 for a while to make crucial amendments to chapter 5. This means my schedule to finish the first draft of my thesis will be delayed by a couple of months. But it’s okay. I have now reached a point where I am no longer in a rush to finish.
The end of my third year is approaching, and strangely my enthusiasm for researching the field has now fully returned.
Outside of study
In my spare time, I tried my own recipe for lemon drizzle cake.
The cake tasted very nice and we enjoyed our Saturday baking with a glass of rose Prosecco. Unfortunately, though, the results of several trials of my recipe have not been consistent. The time before last was very soft and airy, and this one was a little bit too lemony and needed to be baked slightly longer. I must try again.
My achievements in week 147
- Had a formal supervision meeting and gained many feedback comments.
- Took a day off on Thursday and had a relaxing time.
- Tried my own recipe for lemon drizzle cake.
Goals for week 148
- Make some amendments to chapter 5.