Being a contortionistI do appear to spend alarming amounts of time attempting to get under, over or into the scientific instruments we build. This did not change, even when I was heavily pregnant.
|Do not adjust your sets. I am upside down.|
It also escapes me why there are quite so many occasions when my colleagues sit on a chair while I climb into precarious positions to sort things out.
|Here, let me get that for you.|
|Now you mention it, this step-ladder is quite painful|
|No, I'm fine, it's quite comfy in here thanks.|
|You do realise I may now be here until I give birth don't you?|
Wearing silly clothesAnother feature of my working life is the opportunity to wear silly things. Sometimes these are work-related. Sometimes not.
|You'd wear breathing gear for 20 litres of acetone too.|
|It was cold at work. We had hats.|
|This isn't me deliberately pulling a silly face. This is me carefully aligning an ion detector.|
|The Day I Spilled Coffee Down My Trousers|
And just because I can, I think it's worth mentioning what a family-friendly place I work in.
|Me and LittleBear visit at 3 months|
|Me and LittleBear visit at 8 months|
|LittleBear helps me work (aged 2)|