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Wait, what do you mean I’m in Glasgow?

This post should have been written days ago, but the shock and stress of moving to a new city has slowed me down. But yes, folks, I am in Glasgow!

Right, so let me start from the beginning. I relocated to Glasgow, Scotland to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that on the blog so…here I am. I have been in Glasgow for 6 days and boy…what a rather strange feeling!

In a nutshell, I can’t believe I’m back in Europe. After being back in Canada and going through the tedious process of looking for a job, I somehow ended back in Europe, in Scotland (which by the way is still part of the UK.) Rather than the feeling of “Wow I am in Europe!” that I had every morning when I woke up during my PhD, whether it was in France or Belgium, now it’s more like “How did this happen again?” I wasn’t as mentally ready for this to start over again as I thought I was, but hey, I’m here now, and we’ll go from here. As a result, Annie Bananie “en Europe” will continue to be an appropriate description of this blog as I’m stuck here again (happily) for who-knows-how-long this time around.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll write more soon, I promise 😉

The photo above is the first one I took upon arrival in Glasgow, from the window of my room at my temporary accommodation. Yes, those are raindrops. (But don’t worry, the city isn’t really that gray – I used a filter on my phone.) I might have arrived in the rainy season, though I had suspected that every season in Glasgow is a rainy season. We’ll see if that’s correct in a few months. My sleeping schedule had been a bit messed up for the first few days or so, and one day I woke up at 7am or so, early enough to catch a sunrise (probably will not happen often once I get into the flow of things). The picture below was taken at almost the same spot as the one above, except with a little bit of colour. Good morning, Glasgow!

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