Career, Engineering, Lifestyle, Relationships, Sarah

Sarah’s Self Interview

This week it's my time to answer Yvette's questions, so you can all get to know the mining engineer in your life a little better. Where do you work and what do you do there? I am a Senior Mining Engineer for an Australian company that makes mine planning software, based in their Edinburgh office. … Continue reading Sarah’s Self Interview

Career, Lifestyle, Yvette

IWD 2016

International Women’s Day has undergone quite the makeover in its 107 years of observance. In 1909, the inaugural Woman’s Day (singular) was celebrated in the US, instigated by the Socialist Party of America. In the subsequent years, European socialists introduced the concept to Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, with more than one million people attending… Continue reading IWD 2016

HedyCulture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Sarah, Uncategorized

Are you proposing today?

I'm proposing that my boyfriend and I complete 5 Munro's over the next 12 months.  And that we drink slightly less beer, and finally, officially, move in together.  But I'm definitely not popping the question, 'that' question. Today is February 29, the only day in four years women are traditionally allowed to get down on one… Continue reading Are you proposing today?

Engineering, Lifestyle, Sarah

The Woman and The Car: A Chatty Little Handbook

The development of the automotive industry has always been a male dominated environment.  From the first self propelled road vehicle  developed by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769, to the first true automobile developed by Karl Benz in 1885, through to the first successful 2 stroke gasoline powered car by Charles Duryea in 1893.  Even today the automotive… Continue reading The Woman and The Car: A Chatty Little Handbook

Lifestyle, Yvette

I’m Sorry Hedy (or My Self-Care Retreat)

  I'm sorry Hedy, I spent this week's blog-writing time attending an indulgent, but desperately-needed self-care retreat.  As part of my Shining Year goal setting for 2016, I was "forced" to plan a retreat where I took time to look after myself, do things that made me happy and celebrate my own awesomeness.  I chose… Continue reading I’m Sorry Hedy (or My Self-Care Retreat)

Lifestyle, Sarah, Uncategorized

Vanilla Madeira Cake – CPD enabler

A firm family favourite which is so simple, even a humble sparky can manage it without too much hassle! The cake will be in the oven for approx. 1.25 hours, however the preparation is just a ten minute process. While the hour-long baking time may put you off, why not use the time to catch up on some CPD and polish your site boots? When the timer pings, you’ll not only have accrued some valuable professional development points and have a tasty reward fresh from the oven, but you’ll be the envy of everyone on site the next day.

Lifestyle, Relationships

Seabass with Icelandic Kelp Salt

(…or with whatever other exciting herbs and spices you have picked up on your travels) Hi! I am a geologising cook who used to work with the lovely Sarah in the mining town of Mt. Isa. I could tell you a few good food-related Mt-Isa stories, including inadvertently causing someone to drive around town for… Continue reading Seabass with Icelandic Kelp Salt