I’ve been learning to drive for a while now. My lessons have been fairly spread out, largely due to the cost as paying for them with a student budget is quite hard! Why are they so expensive?! Actually I could probably answer that myself: they are expensive because the instructor has to get in a car driven by people like me. And I’m not really that … Continue reading Driving Lessons
So here I am, only 5 days before my exam, writing a blog post instead of revising. Before resorting to this, I have also done a load of washing, taken the bins out and tidied my room, including cleaning my sink and I may even hoover after I’ve done this. Revision can make me do a lot of things I wouldn’t normally do with such … Continue reading Waiting for exams to be over!
Now that most of my friends are at university and spread across the country, wishing someone a happy birthday is a bit more difficult. A quick message on facebook is nice but it takes about 5 seconds and facebook even reminds you when people’s birthdays are, so I’m not going to pretend that an awful lot of thought is put into the message. A text … Continue reading Say it with a card
Yesterday for the bank holiday I spent the day at the beach with my friends. It was a really lovely day and I don’t think anything can beat a BBQ on the beach! Having said that, our barbecue skills were not fantastic, mainly because we forgot tongs to flip the meat with so plastic forks were the only implement available and there was copious amounts of sand on about … Continue reading Getting ready for summer
Converse All Stars are brilliant shoes. You absolutely can’t go wrong with a pair of converse (except maybe with the versions which lace right up the leg, I’m not so sure about those ones, but if you can pull them off, go for it). Whichever colour you choose from the magnificent spectrum that is available, they are cool. The epitome of cool. I have been known to get pretty snobby … Continue reading Converse: A Love Story
There is something infinitely more appealing about a book than yet another gadget. Before I continue I would like to say that I’m not opposed to technology in general but this is one occasion where I will not be persuaded that a sterile tablet of technology can triumph over the plain old book, which, I might add, will never need recharging! You just can’t replace the feel of … Continue reading Why I will never buy a Kindle!
On the surface the answer is no. I have on average 9 hours of contact time a week with tutors or lecturers, and the rest is entirely down to my own self-motivation. Doing English Literature I have a crazy number of books that I have to read per week and the large majority of these I have to pay for myself, so my fees certainly … Continue reading Is my degree worth £9000 a year?