Just a little post today, as I've been busy writing my thesis, but I wanted to say a little about the other thing I've been doing lately.
While I've been writing I have another job.
I am a Science Explainer at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.
The Centre is a great place for kids and families and while some of it is traditional hands on museum fodder the rest is a brand new completely open ended interactive experience called Curiosity.
There are also science workshops where participants can get hands on with experiments, a 4D motion ride (opening soon hopefully) a planetarium and a science show.
All in all its pretty cool, especially if you're interested in science at all.
However it is a job with something I am not used to... a uniform...
Said uniform involves a red polo-shirt which I can cope with, but also a pair of cargo pants. The cargo pants are not only not my style, but they are also unisex so fit really badly around the hips - but never mind, it can be a dirty job so better those trousers than a pair of my nice ones!
Here's a picture of me from a few weekends ago with one of my favourite animals of all time - a meerkat!
I was lucky to get to give this guy a hug thanks to our visitors Jay's Animal Encounters who came to visit the centre.
I do appreciate that this is the kind of job that where I can roll my hair and no-one minds, in fact, I need to put my hair up in the labs so I am attempting to experiment with some variations on the norm. I'll post a gallery when I get enough pictures of different styles!
That's it for now!