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
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
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?
Throwback Thursday: A Wheely Good Time!
I'm getting rather excited about Yvette's impending visit to Scotland (don't worry, it's a while yet!), so to put us in the mood Throwback Thursday looks at the Falkirk Wheel, a boat lift that connects two canals in Scotland.
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
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)
Tea and a Cuppa?
Hope you've enjoyed this week's recipes as much as we have. One final recipe, just in case you haven't exploded Mr Creosote style from all the cake so far this week. Ever wondered what to do with all that leftover tea after you make pot during a long leisurely afternoon reading and drinking tea? A… Continue reading Tea and a Cuppa?
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.
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
Smug and Easy Chocolate Cake
There are few things more satisfying at a work morning tea than the look of amazement (or jealousy) on a colleague's face after you casually and nonchalantly say, "Oh this? I made it myself..."