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Father's Day

Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my attempt to chronicle the ups and downs of life as a PhD student (and lets face it waste some time in the process)

So why blog? Why to quote something I'm fond of 'inflict my useless opinions on the world?' (10 points to anyone who gets that quote) well apart from the obvious (wasting time better spent actually doing the PhD) I've come to realise that the process is as much a personal as professional journey, and that there's so much that never makes it into that all important thesis that I wanted to have somewhere to put it.

So why the odd title? well yesterday was Father's day here in the UK and it got me to thinking about my PhD (stay with me on this) my father died several years ago but what occured to me was I would probably not be doing the PhD, at least here and now if he were. Not because he inspired me but because he wouldn't let me, well certainly wouldn't let me live under his roof to do so.

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