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Spoonies R Us

As mentioned in my previous entry, my hyper mobility was one of the major health related problems that caused me so many problems in Term 2. In the past week I’ve been to see my doctor about it, had a physio assessment and had an asthma review by the nurse. All of these were steps in the direction of getting myself healthier in terms of pain, weight and mobility. My doctor examined my knees and straight away saw the problem; my left knee is very hyper extended. To quote a dictionary this means; “extend a joint beyond its normal range”. That is basically what myRead More →

Uni Updates

How do you write a public entry in which you admit your own failure? Why am I writing this at all? I can answer the second question; catharsis to remind myself of the facts. Fact #1 – I was very ill this term, fact #2 – I didn’t fail anything. Unfortunately neither of those facts helped me to feel better. I guess the best place to start is with my actual grades: C1 for Comparative Literature, C1 for English Literature, D1 for English Language. The English Language is actually ok; I dislike C’s and D’s but I just needed a pass in a subject IRead More →

Goodbye April

Well, not if you go by the weather, which in Scotland changes every five minutes. But my exams are now finished and so for now it is officially summer time for me. It means that the great big mental to do list has now been put down on paper with everything I can remember at the moment. I’m sure I’ll find more stuff to add to it as time goes on. For now though it keeps me busy and stops me worrying about exam results and finding out about my creative writing application. I’ve already been busy and completed one of my tasks. I’ve importedRead More →

Exam Tips & Tricks

As the majority of the students in the UK begin to prep for exams, sites such as studentbeans.com start throwing out articles such as this one; “10 exam period tatics to get you a first“. That’s one of the more sensible ones out there and advises students to make revision timetables and eat regular meals. At the grand (“old”) age of 27 I’ve spent a good portion of my life studying for exams. When I was in secondary school we actually had tests for every subject every half term – yep, that’s right, every half term. Not just at the end of every term. ThenRead More →

My Dislikes

This idea is completely stolen from Janet who recently posted a list of things she dislikes and it sounded like a good idea. I should probably do a list of things I like as well to balance it out. Ants – This is one of my biggest hates and phobias. Never sit on an ants nest. Heights – Again, another phobia. I’m not sure when or how this one started, I’ve had since my early teens at least. Stag beetles – Thanks to my photographic memory I have a very vivid memory of how this phobia started. I managed to contract a sick bug whichRead More →