It seems that you all love princesses and engineers as much as we do! So much so that we have just passed 50k views of A Hedy Journey! Due to popular demand, we have made a printable poster pack of our princess engineers available for download from Gumroad Get Posters Here Thank you for all… Continue reading Princess Engineer Poster Pack
This week is National Women's Health Week. Their slogan is "Let's talk!" and their logo is a delightful pink elephant in the room. I wanted to write about periods and working as an engineer because I when I was younger and more self-concious this was the type of topic of conversation that would have been useful to me, but the thought of bringing it up with anyone put my social anxiety into hyperdrive.
Here's something I posted last week for a good friend of mine who was celebrating World Gin Day in proper style, with a Gin Week on her blog! As an oompa loompa of science I find the world of distilling and brewing quite fascinating. Basically Chemistry class for adults! So to celebrate Gin Week and… Continue reading Celebrating Gin and Visitors
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?
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.
Earlier in the week we looked into the amazing contribution to the safety of the automobile made by three ladies, who were also actresses, inventors, authors, real estate developers, the list goes on! Today we follow this story further, and investigate the growing contribution of females in this industry. 1921 - Dorothée Pullinger: The woman… Continue reading The Woman and The Car: A Journey to CEO
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.
On Tuesday night I was lucky enough to go to the Big Space Night being run at the National Museum of Scotland by the Edinburgh Science Festival. Earlier on Tuesday Tim Peake successfully became the first Briton to be launched to the ISS as part of the European Space Agency, and to celebrate they had organised a live feed… Continue reading To Space and Beyond!
Happy Throwback Thursday on Friday! Unfortunately I had to head south to London at very short notice so the past 36 hours have flown by in a haze of suits, demo’s, meetings, awful London hotel rooms and cocktails, and hence Throwback Thursday is running a little late. This week we’re heading to Florence and looking at the Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi’s dome. Warning: engineering porn featured ahead.
So here’s an old post that I never published last year!! Completely forgot that I hadn’t published any of my Italian blogs last year…. Could be something to get you, and me!, through the autumn and winter. So seems like a plan to publish them now and then and revel in the December sun and an Italian holiday or two!
Florence….. It really was a machine!
I can’t stress enough that you should really put in the effort and climb both the Duomo and the adjacent Bell Tower. The Bell Tower obviously gives you a view of the Duomo that cannot be beaten, and the view from the Duomo is second to none…. Except maybe that of the Bell Tower 😛 Engineer Sarah was very, very excited to be seeing the Duomo with it’s dome engineered by Brunelleschi and completed in 1436 which was until the development of modern building materials…
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I entered 'Christmas presents for engineers' into my search engine and was promptly deluged by page upon page of 'gifts for him', 'gadgets he'll love' and even 'great fathers day presents'. Anyone else see an issue with this? I don't want ties, socks, or jocks that tell you what temperature it is inside and outside… Continue reading 10 lizards leaping,9 wombats working