Well, how time flies! The six weeks of my placement are finally over and I'm back at Uni trying to get back into PhD work mode!
The placement itself turned out to be good fun and I enjoyed the change of scenery, people, places and activties. It was nice to work on a new project and start to see the results of my hard work! I also enjoyed the independence and responsibility I was given. It was all a bit nerve-racking and stressful to start with, as I was going on farm visits alone which I have never done before, in places I have never been, doing work I have never done before! But now that it's done, I'm glad I did it - it has given me more confidence in working alone and in approaching new challenges.
Speaking of new challenges.....I have now rewarded myself with a new puppy. This has meant sleep has been at a premium while Dolly the puppy settles in and learns her daily routine and starts to understand that we all sleep at night and not play with teddies!
So, between making the last push to get lab work completed for the PhD and planning my thesis writing and training Dolly, I have my hands full! Wish me luck!