Recent Entries

Memories

This is probably one of the most controversial topics I’ll ever write about, so before I continue let us get one thing straight. I am not a racist or a bigot, nor do I believe that we shouldn’t help third world countries. I am just realistic and feel that quite often this topic is ignored. Not many people will probably read this but if even a few people take something away from this then I’ll be satisfied.   As of me writing this there is a video going around, a viral campaign called ‘Stop Kony’. Within 24 hours of this thing going viral I haveRead More →

Postgrad

A strange subject line I know, although very accurate. That pretty much sums up the major parts of life recently and all three happened at the same time. My reading week was the 13th – 17th February and during that week my best friend Haley came up from London for a visit. The week of her visit I had my Celtic Civ essay due, then the following monday my Scottish Lit essay and then later that week my English Lit essay. How do I think they came out? I’m not sure. I was proud of myself in being able to manage my time properly forRead More →

30 thoughts on 30

One of the things I wanted to do with this blog this year was venture out from under my scared little stone and talk about issues that might be considered controversial. I’ve been struggling to put together something that worked rather than sounding like a rant. I wanted something that made myself and others think. And I finally found a topic that did that and helped me piece my thoughts together; Responsibility.   The word conjures up a lot of different thoughts and feelings, ranging from our responsibility as children, parents, lovers, as well as to the environment. Despite the title none of these areRead More →

Uni Updates

I’m one week into my second term of my English Literature degree and I think now is a good time to preview the upcoming term. I am taking the same subjects as last term; English Literature, Scottish Literature and Celtic Civilisations. I’m excited about each one of these for different reasons so without further ado…   English Literature The title of this module is called ‘Writing and the Self’. The first lecture was a very dull and consisted of the lecturer simply reading a long list of quotes from the handout he told us to print off. There was some other rambling, from which IRead More →

Uni Updates

It has been a rocky few months which ended with me missing my exams and being referred to see an ear, nose and throat surgeon. Yes, an actual surgeon. The only time I have ever had surgery was when I was seven and at that point in medical history doctors were obsessed with removing tonsils from kids to stop tonsillitis. What they didn’t foresee is that years later these children would have various throat infections and viruses in place of the tonsillitis. Fortunately I seem to have ‘grown out of’ (a favorite catchphrase of every doctor I had during my childhood and teens) those andRead More →