So I think tomorrow I'll be ordering a lot of textbooks. For £9 all-in I'm getting Principles of Genetics, Functional Histology, and Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. I'd best clear off a shelf in my room for all this (or build another shelf if I can't clear one), and fetch my Gray's Anatomy and Striker's Biochemistry down from the loft, though I prefer Lehninger's Biochemistry and will be getting a copy at my earliest convenience.
Getting Bioscience Laboratory Techniques next week, along with as many box files and as much lined paper as I can scrape together. A friend has offered to lend me her copy of Essential Cell Biology.
The advance legwork I need to put in ahead of my practicals is well in hand. So much so that Julia now has an entire folder of emails titled "Jo's crabs". Yep, I'm looking at mitten crabs. I'm also intending to look at bees and holly. Two subjects of great environmental significance and one subject of personal curiosity. If I get the green light for the holly study then I may find myself doing carpentry in the lab: the study will need a rig that I don't think we have, but that I can build for next to nowt.
In 69 days' time I will be a biologist-in-training!