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Sara Turner
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Celebrate Jurassic World with 10 free Dino Inspired Patterns
This Sunday Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World. And it was Amazing! How amazing? Why don't you go read this post over on my personal blog to find out? ( My Favourite 10 things from Jurassic World - No Spoilers ) Now to celebrate over here, I thought I'...
This Sunday Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World. And it was Amazing! How amazing? Why don't you go read this post over on my personal blog to find out? (My Favourite 10 things from Jurassic World - No Spoilers) Now to cel...
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Could you be a science writer in a science researcher's body?
I'm sure every single PhD student at some point or another, or 500 times over the course of a post candidacy year, wonders if research is right for them. I know I have. And I know I have thought long and hard about the idea of going into science writing or ...
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Mucho Burrito Vs Chipotle
lllllleeeeetttttt's get ready to rumble! In the Green corner we have Canadian owned and operated, 80+ locations underdog, and personal favourite, MUCHO BURRITO. In the Red corner we have America powerhouse, with over 17 000 locations world wide, this burrit...
lllllleeeeetttttt's get ready to rumble! In the Green corner we have Canadian owned and operated, 80+ locations underdog, and personal favourite, MUCHO BURRITO. In the Red corner we have America powerhouse, with over 17 000 l...
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A day of movies and travel
I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in Toronto. Full of family, friends, walking and blisters and beer, wedding dresses and Penelope, pools and patios. It was great and exhausting, wonderful to see all people I love and miss, but as always I'm so happy...
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Dyeing combination fibers - Swatches!
A friend of mine had this giant cone of yarn that I think she picked up at a garage sale a while back. Just yards and yards of it,and all in a boring nude colour, so I offered to dye it up for her. The problem? It's about a 50/50 linen/silk blend. which mea...
A friend of mine had this giant cone of yarn that I think she picked up at a garage sale a while back. Just yards and yards of it,and all in a boring nude colour, so I offered to dye it up for her. The problem? It's about a 5...
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May the Fourth Be With You : Star Wars Pattern Round Up
Today is Star Wars Day. And with Episode 7 on its way to theaters this Christmas, it's the perfect time to start knitting or crocheting some awesome Star Wars themed projects. I managed to finish one that I had been working with since Christmas just last ni...
Today is Star Wars Day. And with Episode 7 on its way to theaters this Christmas, it's the perfect time to start knitting or crocheting some awesome Star Wars themed projects. I managed to finish one that I had been working w...
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Book Review: All the light we cannot see.
A few months ago, we were at my knit night book club and trying to decide on our next book. Anthony Doerr's 'All the Light We Cannot See' came up as a suggestion, and although we did not pick this book, when I found it on 2 for 20 at the airport in Vancouve...
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My favourite 10 things from Jurassic World - No Spoilers
Sunday night Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World, and the only negative thing I have to say about it is I can't believe we waited all the way until Sunday to see it. Which means if you're reading this, and you haven't seen it yet, you pretty much need t...
Sunday night Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World, and the only negative thing I have to say about it is I can't believe we waited all the way until Sunday to see it. Which means if you're reading this, and you haven't see...
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Eating out in Toronto: A recap of my weekend through food.
Last weekend I visited family and friends in Toronto. Here's a quick recap of the food and drink I enjoyed while I was there.  Thursday, June 4th Lunch was at some little restaurant who's name I can't remember on Queen West near Romni Yarns. Pulled Pork pit...
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May Etsy Update: all the yarns!
Yesterday I did a major Etsy shop update, with tonnes of beautiful hand dyed, recycled yarns. Here are some of my favourites. These beauties are from the same sweater, love that pop of sparkle in this great wool acrylic blend. All three of these colourways ...
Yesterday I did a major Etsy shop update, with tonnes of beautiful hand dyed, recycled yarns. Here are some of my favourites. These beauties are from the same sweater, love that pop of sparkle in this great wool acrylic b...
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Just got back from Vancouver
Kevin and I just got back last night from a  fantastic, 3 night trip to Vancouver (Hence the blog silence over the weekend). And I can't wait to share it with you all. Highlights included: -Visiting with a good friend. -Food. -Hanging out on Granville Islan...
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Sushi..... someone should totally deliver me some for lunch please
Ah sushi, Kevin and I probably grab some once every other week. And like an old lame couple, we typically frequent only two establishments. Kinjo Sushi in the Northwest, for when we want to eat in. And Nami Sushi on 14th St. SW (formerly Sushi Motto) when w...
Ah sushi, Kevin and I probably grab some once every other week. And like an old lame couple, we typically frequent only two establishments. Kinjo Sushi in the Northwest, for when we want to eat in. And Nami Sushi on 14th St. ...
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Biochemistry PhD student, blogging about life.
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Calgary based blogger. BMB PhD student at UofC. Runner/Yogi/Foodie/Knitter/Traveler/Nerd and then some.
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  • University of Calgary
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2011 - present
  • McMaster University
    Biology and Pharmacology, 2006 - 2011
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