justathought

Just the thoughts of a girl.

Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Tea Hot Chocolate

I’m not sure how familiar you are with procedures for getting into university, but basically you right a long letter explaining how brilliant you are at everything and how you being captain of the netball team in year 8 has helped you become the amazing person you are now. This gets sent off to all …

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Hot Nights and ‘Banana Splits’

Revising for exams all day really makes my head fill up with gobbledey-gook and at the end of the day, I really like to try and switch from the ‘high stress, not enough time, hyperactive’ mode into the ‘trying to relax enough that I can sleep’ mode. The first thing I do is put some …

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An Indulgence

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, I’m just about to take my end-of-first-year uni exams and there are SO many little details to remember that my life at the moment is pretty much just revision. I mean, this is my daily schedule: 7:30 – Wake up, have breakfast while looking at Facebook, emails …

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The Job of a Lifetime

A few months ago, an email was sent around all members of the canoe club saying that a company who ran a food stall for festivals and things had managed to get a space to sell at a canoeing event at the Olympics. They were low on staff and asked if any of us were …

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Dodgy Hips and An Evening Walk

Yesterday I had to have an MRI scan to investigate my dodgy hips that I’ve had some trouble with over the years. You’re not allowed to wear anything with metal on for an MRI scan, so me and my mum spent a while coming up with possible outfits. I ended up wearing a black stretchy …

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Her Fearful Symmetry

One of my favourite books is ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’, and my mum mentioned that she had another book by the same author, Audrey Niffenegger. So the last few weeks, I’ve been reading ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ which is a lot darker and very different ¬†from ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’. It’s a bit ‘death-y’ and about …

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Scrub A Dub Dub

I had an exam today – just a little tiny one that really doesn’t count for much, but I was up quite late revising last night. I was aware that I would probably do better if I could keep my eyes open so wanted to go to bed as soon as possible, but I decided …

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Summer Time Musings

There’s a certain atmosphere around uni at the moment. It’s a sense of things that are about to happen. Everyone’s cramming in lots of last minute work for the exams they’re about to take, but it’s not just that. As you walk around, you can hear lawnmowers cutting the grass and there’s a beautiful smell …

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My Library Adventure

Well, yesterday was the day of the big library experiment to see what impact it made on my revision by working there early in the morning. And because I knew I had to wake up early, my book naturally had a ginormous chapter waiting for me when I read it before bed so I ended …

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Early Mornings

Since I came back to uni from my weekend at home, I’ve been waking up quite early in the mornings. Now, I think I should probably clarify what I mean by quite early. I mean I’m waking up before my alarm. That’s set for 10:30. So, to most of you, that’s probably not early but …

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