The highlight of this month was my trip to London. I flew over to attend the 4th CBC Conference at UCL. I’ve heard lots of great things about this conference from other people in my research group. Since then, I started envisaging about going there at some point in my PhD. I was super excited for this one!

The conference was so great, probably my favourite thus far. It was a relatively smaller conference, so I was able to network with several people (unlike previous large conferences where it was often rather overwhelming). In terms of sightseeing, I didn’t end up doing any trip planning because I knew I would only be there for a couple of days. I asked a few of my friends for recommendations which gave us plenty of places to cover. I won’t say too much about my trip here because I’ll be writing up a separate travel blog for London soon. In other news, February wasn’t super productive in terms of making progress with my PhD. I spent the first two weeks working on my presentation. Some days felt slow because it needed a lot of tweaking. I also tried to write up a new paper as I waited for ethics to come through.

Overall, it has been a very adventurous month. Even though I was only away for a week, it felt somewhat longer because of the long flights and winter? I was starting to freeze in London as it got down to minus one! Let’s just say that I’m happy to be back and thankful for the weather we have here now.

Here are some of my February eats 🙂

Banana pancakes topped with cottage cheese (savoury)
Sourdough toast with cottage cheese, figs and chia seeds
Still going strong with the homemade muesli + yoghurt + fresh fruits for brekkie 😛
Banana pancakes
A summery fruit platter to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary 🙂
An unplanned salad with quinoa and lentils + butter beans + leftover veggies (broccoli, corn, peas and beans) + seafood salad + cherry tomatoes + carrots + alfalfa sprouts
Banana and oat muffins
Tried getting a little creative for V day 😉
More banana pancakes with fresh fruits

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