Looking back over early memories lead to a whole set of new ones

Last Thursday an article I wrote about earliest memories, appeared in The Journal. A lovely bonus to the last day of what was already a great holiday. The next day I reluctantly took my attention off articles and holidays and sunshine (sigh) and turned it instead to packing! All else was forgotten as I scoured a big house full of 17 people, trying to work out what belonged to who, and visa versa.

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photo credit: homelesshub via photopin cc

Needless to say I didn’t need any encouragement when a coffee break was offered an hour into the task. As I settled into the break I retrieved my phone and was surprised to see it full of messages, texts and emails. It turned out my article on The Journal was receiving a bit of interest from the land of radio.

One message (thanks Lorna 😉  ) informed me that the article was being discussed on the Ryan Tubridy show. Woohoo! Here is the link if you want to listen…

Ryan Tubridy, 2FM (Friday 8th August, 2014discussion starts 1 hour 7 minutes into the program)

The subject of earliest memories became a topic of the show, with people sharing their own earliest memories.

Then I opened my email to find a message from Spin radio 103.8 looking to interview me on the article. Double woohoo (and a bit of nerves to boot!). Suddenly all thoughts of packing were forgotten and we all ran around like headless chickens trying to find a spot with WiFi and phone signal. We didn’t have much luck! Eventually I found a quiet corner at the top of the house and arrangements were made. I had just enough time for a quick swim to calm my nerves before the interview (I may have just thrown that one in there to make you all jealous 😉  ).

Swim over I found myself talking to the lovely Lauren and Gordon from The Spin… me hanging out a window in Mallorca and them, I imagine, sitting a little more comfortably in a studio in Dublin. That’s modern technology for you! Despite the nerves I really enjoyed the short interview, I was surprised how much fun it was. Unfortunately I don’t have an audio link for the interview.

A lovely end to a great holiday, and I am sure I will remember these events for a long time to come… just by writing about memories I created a few more. It was hard to get my mind back into the packing but we managed and took the long journey back home. The holiday was full of inspiration, l have lots to blog about over the next few weeks…even on holidays I’m still a scientist at heart!




Science blogger and writer; Owner of Dr. How's Science Wows; Mother of three junior scientists who have taught me that to be a great scientist you need to look at life through the eyes of a child!

11 thoughts on “Looking back over early memories lead to a whole set of new ones

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    • August 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Thanks it was the icing on the cake alright!

  • August 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    That’s just brilliant Naomi, and so well deserved: you make “science” as interesting as it really is and so accessible… Should I ever have to choose a wish list of dinner party guests, you will be top of my list! X

    • August 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Such a lovely thing to say Emily, but Oh the pressure! I’d be the quiet one sitting in the corner… doing a really good impression of a complete science nerd 😉

    • August 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks Sadhbh, it was not an exaggeration! I was afraid I’d drop the phone 😉

  • August 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Really enjoyed hearing you on the radio missus, well done xx

    • August 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks Sara x

    • August 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Helen, it was lovely and unexpected!

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