Several years ago I decided to redesign my website (mostly as a way of learning new web technologies), but what I came up with was … rather uninspiring. Ever since reading about Hugo, I’ve wanted to build my website using it (including designing my own theme and templates), but between the PhD and iNZight, I seldom felt like spending my free time doing even more coding! In recent weeks, I’ve had a slight break from working and found the inspiration to finally get around to the website.
During the first Kiwi lockdown, I planted some rocket seeds. I’ve enjoyed several harvests, but it appears that lengthening days have triggered baby-making-mode. Suddenly my stubby rocket plants have sent a long proboscis-like stem into the sky and have started to produce little flowers. In the photos you can see the long main stem (left) shooting up to over 30 cm tall! The last week has been very rainy in Auckland (and I was a little preoccupied with my PhD defense) so I was a little surprised to see everything booming (and even blooming!