It's been a long time since I posted anything on here. I knew that I would be busy with my move to London and starting my masters but I have to admit I didn't expect to be so busy that I couldn't find time for here.
So whats happened in the last 6 months or so?
Moved to London:
Despite some teething problems with the house we are very nearly completely unpacked and it felt like home from the first couple of days. Living next to Mum hasn't been too bad. She keeps coming round but sometimes it's nice to sit and chat with her (less so when I'm busy though). It's also meant a lot more home cooked meals from her. Being near the rest of the family is good aswell. I've been able to make it to 2 family occasions, taught Nat how to homebrew and learnt some West Indian cooking from her and I had the kids over these past 2 days. Tiring but fun.
Started my course:
Again this one has been tiring but fun. It was a bit nerve-racking to start with, meeting new people etc. There were only 6 people doing the same course as me though so we all got to know each other quite quickly. They are a nice bunch. I really did miss the learning aspect, more than I thought and I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm getting a little stressed about finding a summer projects and if I'm doing the right modules or not but hopefully all will be well. I was right that I have the enthusiasm to do well this time round. I can proudly say I've had 100% attendance for the course so far; which is something I have never managed for any course or even module (bar the parasitology module in my BSc and even then I'm not sure if I managed 100% as opposed to just going most of the time). I really hope I can manage that for the coming term and the SAD doesn't get in the way too much :-(
It sounds kinda sad but that's pretty much it. Uni has pretty much taken up most of my time. Oh in late Sept (before the course started) I went on a relaxing holiday with Sam and Lis in Spain. We spent most of it playing Race for the Galaxy, swimming (I can swim now!) and lazing by the pool. It was really good.
Merlin started on TV again for season 2 and has finished now. I wasn't sure about it to start with but the season grew on me. I need to rewatch it but not quite sure when I'll have time. I have totally fallen out of the fandom though (not that I was that far in it to start with). Keeping up to date with Merlin08 was the first to go, swiftly followed by fanfic (if anyone has any recs for decent very very short angsty fics they would be appreciated!).
Oh and the December season happened, containing an exam I worried far too much about, Yule, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, having the kids stay over and New Years. The exam was meh, I put a lot of work in but as per usual I feel I should have/could have put more in. I think I did ok but I'm pretty sure I won't be happy with my grade *sigh* It's fine when I don't care about what I'm studying 'cos the grade doesn't bother me, but as soon as I start to put effort in and care about the work I get disappointed with the results.Hopefully that's something I can work on this year.( Christmas ramblingsCollapse )
Spent the rest of today playing on the PS3 with Sam. First Mushroom Wars which I like but keep loosing at and then Pixal something Monsters, which is a tower defence game, not as fun as Mushroom Wars but strangely addictive. Played it for at least 6 hours (with a half hour break for dinner when we finally remembered it). Quite frustrating but hoping to play some more tomorrow. Maybe I can actually do this relaxing lark!
Right I guess I should sleep now, what with it being nearly 6am. I just wanted to let people know I'm still alive, what I've been up to and that hopefully I'll manage to stay around when term starts. Hope everyone on my f-list is well