I spent most of yesterday marking final exams and project work. Today, I made a disastrous egg free chocolate cake where I added too much baking powder to create an almost unpalatable fizzy mess. On the plus side, my final recommendation arrived and I have sent it to the university. The final piece of the puzzle has been submitted. I am so excited about this interview. I think it's probably the most excited I've been about something for a while.
In other news, I accidentally bought quince syrup, thinking it was lemon syrup. I just saw a fruit which looked lemonesque on a rather fancy bottle for half the price of the other syrups. There's a reason it was so cheap, I don't believe it's the most popular syrup ever. I thought to myself "what on Earth is this flavour..." as I proceeded to sip the concoction of mysterious yellow liquid mixed with water, I added more water, then a little more syrup. My taste buds were so confused, which had never happened to me as an adult. I picked up the bottle and looked again at the image, what was it if not a lemon, a yellow apple, a pear perhaps? I did a Google search of the words 'pigwowiec' and then 'chaenomeles' and then 'quince'. I'd never come across this fruit in my life! My Polish teacher told me on Thursday that she even has them growing in her garden! I felt like a child, so alienated by this strange new information, it was an incredibly unusual situation. Anyway, so I decided mixing it with cold water didn't quite work. I added some to a mug, poured in boiling water and made a sort of fake syrup tea. It was much tastier this way.
This week has also been heavily dominated by my current (Google) Squared Online project. Writing a white paper on wearable medical technology takes a huge amount of concentration. Especially when attempting to paraphrase and successfully understand and interpret the rather scientifically worded work of others.