Exams and Plans – with a side of Goose Drama!

Exams and Plans – with a side of Goose Drama!

Hi everyone!

Once again- I’ve been drowning in University work recently, but hey- it’s not for much longer and I have already submitted 50% of my Second Year!

I never know if this is of interest to anyone, so feel free to skip this bit! But here are my essay titles for the modules I have chosen to do this year. Each essay is 4,500 words and altogether it makes up half of my second year grade 🙂

  1. How did attitudes towards exercise and women’s health change between 1880- 1920? (Module: From Cradle to Grave: Health, Medicine and Society in Modern Britain)
  2. How did Nicholas II try to legitimise his rule and why did he fail? (Module: Nation and Memory in Russia, Poland and Ukraine, 1800-Present)
  3. Why were Radical Politics and Radical Religion so appealing in the period between 1630-1660? (Module: Social History of England, 1500-1700)

If I’m honest it was a bit like this:

submitting an essay

But they are gone! I can do nothing about it so now I am non-stop revising. I am currently in a revision break actually! All the seminars and lectures are done, and so have found an empty lecture theatre and are working in it. We have been here since 6pm  and I have done a fair amount, so I am allowing myself to do some blogging- which I love doing and have really missed. But this summer is going to be so much fun and I have so many plans, and lots to blog about.

I am going on a Cruise around the Baltic with Jack- which is going to be great (but money-wise: completely crippling!), I am looking at raising some money through selling cakes (which I will most definitely be blogging about and sharing my favourite recipes- I love, love, love to bake!), I have organised a weekend away to London for Jack’s birthday and I am doing self-defense classes with my sister. These are just a few of my plans and I know it’s going to be one of the best summers EVER.

That’s basically  my motivation at the moment. Once I’ve finished my exams (19th June) I am free!

The Past Week: 

In the last 7 days I have been mostly revising- thrilling stuff! And spending time on campus. I don’t know if this is a problem specific to Warwick, but it seems like you either have to get up mega early, or there are NO seats. Which is not good. I mean, a seat is central to revision, let’s face it.

So I’ve been on campus nice and early nabbing those seats.

Despite the last few days being , cloudy, wet and windy, campus has been really pretty recently. I’ll put a few photos in here:

As you can see, there have been ducklings running around too! They’re completely adorable. However, the geese are INSANE. They’re mega sassy at the moment. So we take pictures from afar, hence the quality of the picture of the duckling. There is so much more to this story and I am going to post about these crazy swans and geese that have actually made it to the news!

I also drink a lot of tea at the moment. A lot.

Most of the time I do this drinking of tea in the campus tea room Curiositea:

love those big armchairs so much! They’re right in the corner of the tea room, tucked away. While I was finishing my final essay last week, I ended up wondering how many other people have sat in this chair. I mean look at it- clearly a lot! But I was thinking, I was sat in the chair, casually freaking out about a deadline. But I’ve been to Curiositea probably more than anywhere else on campus and it’s been to catch up at the start of a year with my friends, or to have lunch, to celebrate a deadline being completed, I’ve sat with my family in Curiositea and I’ve said goodbye at the end of the year there. Weirdly enough, I found it kind of comforting that the chair might have witnessed hundreds of people (not butts- that’s weird) being mega stressed out.


Today was really rainy. And miserable, but super productive! And I even took some pictures of campus and my boots!


I really hope to keep the blogging to weekly! And I promise I will be uploading far more regularly over the summer!





Life Update- Exams, Flames and Birthdays!

Life Update- Exams, Flames and Birthdays!

Hi everyone! 

I’m currently on a train on my way home for Jack’s birthday and I just wanted to make a little blog to explain why I’ve been so quiet recently. It’s pretty boring really- I’ve been drowning in University work! 

I marked your work in German’

This is perhaps one of the most interesting excuses for late essay feedback I’ve ever gotten! I submitted an essay, (which is then supposed to lead onto my large essay, so a bit like a mock, which counts towards my degree- pfft no biggy) and 4 weeks after I wondered why everyone else had feedback. And I didn’t. 

So I knocked on his office door and he held out some tattered little notebook and told me that he had marked it. But in German. 

Naturally I requested that it be sent to me – in English- so I can use the feedback for my essay. 

8 weeks later, exactly 2 weeks before the deadline for this Beast of an essay, I still don’t have the feedback. 

Long story short- aka skipping the melt down- I walked into his office and demanded an extension. 

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have the odd melt down over deadlines or stress. Well probably one per deadlines… And I’m pretty lucky with such supportive parents- who listen/ watch over Skype, the meltdown occur. Actually thinking about it, watching someone freak out over Skype about deadlines is probably quite weird. But if anything that makes them all the more supportive! 

My parents have always been great at making me see things logically- so after a little pep talk, a boost and a metaphorical “man up” session- I walked into his office. With a list. And tissues. 

I told him I was at a disadvantage, I needed that feedback- IN ENGLISH, and I needed more guidance with the course (a story for another day- but the module is a joke!). After reading my script I looked up and he said “ok”. 

And that was it really. 

So yeah I got an extension. I’m still working on this one, and submitted another long essay on Wednesday. 

Jack’s Birthday 

So my only evening off this week was Jack, my boyfriends birthday- and it was sooo good! I submitted my History of Medicine essay at 10.30 at night and went and joined the pre-drinks. 

We made vodka jelly which was beautiful, delicious and completely deadly. 

We played card games and we went to an on campus event called “Pop”- which is right up my street.

I am not brilliant in clubs, I had one experience in Freshers that kind of tainted the whole idea of clubbing for me. Most of my First year at Uni I spent in my room, or in coffee shops. Going out just wasn’t really a thing I did unless my boyfriend was up visiting. 

But since Jack joined me at Uni, I have enjoyed it more- not to the point I get really excited or I will go out on a whim. But I feel safe with Jack, and so it’s always much more fun. 

Pop is basically a huge Naughties Playlist, with a bit of Busted, McFly, Pink, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and even Take That- it’s pretty much a throwback to Year 6 Discos and I LOVE IT. 

It was really good fun. 

Not so fun: walking back into the flat to find someone passed out in their own sick… that took a while to feel comfortable putting him in his room to sleep! 

Here is a sweaty, hot mess photo of Jack and I loving life in Pop the other night! 

Jack’s Birthday Morning! 

I had a really cute/ completely moronic idea for Jacks birthday breakfast. 

This is the first time it’s just been me and him on his birthday and I thought something yummy for breakfast would be a good idea. Plus we’re trying to be healthy at the moment (what with sitting at desks a lot due to exams and deadlines- we don’t wanna get any extra podge for summer). 

So I went for waffles and honey. 

And candles… 

Student accommodation- I somehow forgot- has super sensitive fire alarms. You’re basically advised not to spray deodorant, hairspray or dry shampoo up against the window. 

So I walk in and start singing happy birthday thinking I’m the cutest- Jack charges at me and blows them out. And omg the room smelt like smoke. I was convinced the alarms would go off. 

Anyway it’s the gesture that counts 🙂 
So my life recently has been pretty tedious, but I have an AWESOME Easter Holiday Blog, with loads of wonderful pictures and stories to tell you, but I want to make it a good one. So within the next couple of weeks that will be up, along with more consistent blogs- I promise! 

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Bee xoxo