Blueberry muffins

Today I baked blueberry muffins as always, using a recipe in Twist by Martha Collison. I’m a big fan and bake the muffins every other week! Blueberry, banana and nuts are great for breakfast muffins. I always leave my dough in the fridge overnight and bake it the following morning. The muffins become very moist […]

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Week 101: Analysis and muffin-making

I am writing this post at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and am about to take my flight to Tokyo. I’ll have two weeks’ holiday in Japan and make trips to different cities with my family. The past week has been hectic (end of the semester, data analysis, an interview in London and packing), but hopefully, I […]

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Week 100: Conversation analysis and pistachio cake

My PhD diary has reached week 100! I cannot believe that it’s been two years – the time has gone by so quickly. I’ve written my activities of research, teaching and baking every weekend, and I’m now starting the third year of my PhD. As a mini celebration for week 100, I baked a Teff […]

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Week 99: Initiation of data analysis

This week was relaxing and fairly productive in terms of a transition from theory review to data analysis. Based on plans my supervisors and I made last week, I mapped out audio data to structure analysis chapters, and I set a weekly schedule for conducting each process and writing chapters for the next year. I […]

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Week 98: Hard work pays off

My room smells of vanilla and chocolate because I’ve just baked chocolate chip banana bread! This feels like a bit of a special treat for this weekend. Yesterday I had the last supervision meeting of the second year of my PhD programme, and I was glad to hear that my supervisors are very happy with […]

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