It’s everyone’s favourite math holiday this weekend, so we have pulled together an episode on pi! In this episode, we discuss the history of Pi, its various uses, and suggestions on how you can celebrate this fantastic math holiday! So get your favourite pie and let’s talk π!
Like sand through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives. After years of saying “we should totally start a podcast,” Lisa and I have finally launched our first podcast episodes! Tired of the days blurring into each other since the start of the pandemic, we started These are the days of our… podcast … More These are the days of our… podcast!
I was the kid who hated phys ed class, and the thought of running the 1,500m made me so nervous, I would nearly make myself sick. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in 2010, starting this decade of slowly running long distances, collecting finishers metals and very attractive finish line photos in the process. I … More Midnight sun marathon 2019: Race review
One of the reasons we found ourselves back in Tromsø in January was because in the summer heatwave, sitting and sitting in our sweltering flat in London, an arctic half-marathon seemed like a reasonable thing to do. Cut to 6 months later, and I question all of my choices. This is my sexy getting ready … More Polar night half-marathon race review
Fresh back from a trip with my bag still filled with clothes in need of laundering, I was lazing around the lounge with my flatmates, despairing about the impending season of cold, grey London days that stretched out ahead of us. In short order, I found myself booking Eurostar tickets for an autumnal Parisian escape. … More A sun-drenched autumnal weekend in Paris
Last August, my bestie and I planned to meet up in Croatia, splash around in the ocean for a few days, before meeting up with her fella & friend in Slovenia. This seemed like a great chance for me to complete my PADI Advanced Open Water course, which opens up another world (18-40 meters deep) … More Advanced open water + a few fun dives (Croatia)
I have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status
The last full day of my Canadian tour 2018 was beautifully sunny and we strapped the canoe on Karen’s car and headed out to paddle the mighty Saugeen river. Adventure hats PFDs (#safetyfirst) Snacks Adventure pup Heidi was not invited for this particular adventure, as while she excels at hiking, she is sometimes a less … More Paddling the mighty Saugeen
In addition to getting to hang with all my family members, I was also able to spend some magical moments in the pristine Canadian wilderness. Karen had taken the week off work, and the weather could not be more perfect. We packed up her car and headed to Bruce Peninsula National Park for some hiking … More A moment of perfection in Bruce Peninsula National Park
Guatemala isn’t the first place that springs to mind when thinking of Central American diving destinations (probably Belize’s Blue Hole tops that list), however, there is a pretty unique diving experience in the middle of Guatemala.Lake Atitlán is a freshwater lake made from a collapsed volcanic crater, flanked by three volcanoes (including Volcán San Pedro). … More Altitude specialization: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala