Week 3 - "Good to show face..."

And so the department falls silent.  The Friday of last week held the department Christmas party.  At it my mentor mentioned he’s on annual leave this week.  When I said I’ll be in the department his response was:

“Good to show face, pity no-one will be around to see it.”

And…he was right!  So very, very quiet in the department.  Only a handful of academics (went all of Wednesday without seeing another soul!), one or two PhD students and that’s it. But FINALLY have been able to get signed off on the procurement system so I can actually order chemicals etc.!  YAAAY!  Remember in week 1 when I said I wanted to do my first experiment by Christmas? Ordering the chemicals counts right?

Mark Chadwick