Black Week

26/11/14 – 365 Challenge #330

Update to come

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25/11/14 – 365 Challenge #329

Today I headed into Uni for an 8am group meeting. We have our presentation on Friday and our report is due the following Monday, so whilst most people worked on developing the presentation, myself and two others tweaked the report.

I could only stay for the first hour of the meeting as I had a tutorial/workshop from 9am-11am. There are supposed to be 25 or so people, but today we only had eight. We couldn’t really learn a lot with only eight people’s perspectives to go on, and so we were released from class twenty minutes early.

Back home I worked on and off all afternoon and into the evening. I managed to get my deadlines extended for two of my individual essays last week, so now all three are due on December 12th. Whilst that is great in theory, it means I have to simultaneously work on three completely different modules, and write 5,500 words in the process. I’ve set myself three targets a day to split the work up into bitesized chunks, but so far it hasn’t worked.

Since ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ started, we haven’t really watched any other TV, so tonight we caught up on last weeks ‘Gogglebox’ since I’m A Celeb wasn’t on because of the football, and what should be the first programme of interest? I’m A Celeb of course! Dad and I both agree that ‘Gogglebox’ is one of the very best shows on telly.


This post marks my 500th on this blog! That is insane. Thank you for the 21,195 views, from 108 countries.

Here’s to the next 500…

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Unintended Avoidance

24/11/14 – 365 Challenge #328

Today I had intended to get on with various essays for Uni, but instead I got drawn in by my ‘Gone Girl’ audiobook. I’ve been listening like a mad person over the last few days, clocking up 10.5 hours of listening since Saturday, and today I finally finished the book! It had me enthralled from beginning to end, and I can certainly appreciate the hype it has been subjected to online, and I gave it 8/10. However, I still preferred ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ by Robert Galbraith.

Mum went out with friends tonight, and so Molly cuddled up with the next best thing to Mum herself, her slipper.


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Flight of the Mockingjay

23/11/14 – 365 Challenge #327

I had intended to entitle this post: “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart”, one of my favourite, and most poignant quotes from ‘Mockingjay’, but the sheer length of it made me shudder, so I settled for something less (and worse).

Today, as you might have gathered, I went to watch ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ at the cinema with my family. When I heard the book was being split into two movies, I groaned, and to be honest having seen Part 1, I am still groaning. They certainly could have done the book justice making one movie! Saying that, I still enjoyed it. It was a good build up (much like ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1′) but there wasn’t enough action. I get it though, they are saving it for the finale, and what a finale that should be, even if we have to wait another year for it – I still really liked it though!


Today I also worked on my Strategic Management LinkedIn assignment – we have to make a substantial contribution to the question we are answering for our essay, in the form of comments on a LinkedIn page, responding to other students opinions and formulating our own arguments – and made a plan for the work I’m going to have to do over the next few days. The amount of work I have to do in the next 19 days is terrifying!

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Mail Bag

22/11/14 – 365 Challenge #326

Today I got up early, having agreed with Dad that we would go over my three essay titles and do some brainstorming together. As soon as I was up, Mum and Dad left for town. Typical. They arrived home a couple of hours later with new light fittings and a coffee machine, amongst other things. Once we had set the machine up and had our first cup of “Costa” coffee, Dad and I finally sat down for a couple of hours. It was thankfully quite productive.

I received a few parcels today, which I think everyone would agree is exciting: ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin, McBusted’s new single ‘Airguitar’ and Pixie Lott’s new album (signed!) and her most recent single. I also received Take That’s new single (not pictured). Yay, goodies!


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The Forgotten Day

21/11/14 – 365 Challenge #325

324 days. 324 photos.

325th day. No photo. I forgot. I forgot to take a photo for the first day in 2014. I’m gutted. Instead I’ll have to make do with this shot from a few minutes past midnight, and a couple of tweets expressing my emotions (I was in bed almost all day, so perhaps that’s why I forgot to take a photo).


This evening some family friends came over for an Indian takeaway. It was lovely to catch up, since we hadn’t seen them in a couple of months. The next time we see most of our friends will probably be our Christmas party in three weeks time. It’s scary how close we are to the end of the year (maybe my tweets were justified!?)

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Early Mornings

20/11/14 – 365 Challenge #324

I had another early start today, to get to Uni for an 8am group meeting. It’s been difficult to find times eight people are all free at the same time, and it seems first thing in the morning is the only available time slot. We got a fair amount of report editing done in our three hour meeting (and I got my hands on a front row Meet & Greet ticket for S Club 7 – and managed to sell my spare tickets later in the day!)


The afternoon was spent in bed, utterly exhausted from three mornings at Uni. I napped and listened to my audiobooks – I finished the first part of ‘A Clash Of Kings’ but now I have to wait for three weeks until I get another Audible credit!

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