The first parts this update can be found here, then here, then here.
After arriving back to our hotel in Ratho, we spent the next day exploring Edinburgh. My mom spent a year studying at the university there, so she had some good suggestions of things to do in this lovely city.
We got up bright and early the next day, flew back to Heathrow, and I said goodbye to my parents as they flew back to the States while I took the train to Cambridge. I spent the last week, through this Monday, frantically writing my thesis, and now I’m getting ready for more experiments and my viva next Friday!