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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Week 112: Promotion and Criticism

Luca has received a job promotion to a management role in the public sector he works for! I am more than happy to know that his hard work was finally acknowledged and that it paid off. Over the past year, he has had a very tough time at work, physically and mentally, in providing a […]

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Week 111: Habit-building

I’ve worked on outlining my methodological framework for analysis as well as preparing transcripts. Yesterday I sent my revised sketch of it to my supervisors. One achievement in week 111 was not just completing this, but also building a habit to write my thesis every day. Since I felt bad about having had an unproductive […]

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