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May. 23rd, 2007

whimper

Exhausted with Old English revision, but need to keep going...
Only two days more.

I was quite proud of myself this morning as I texted Matt (fellow comrade in our fight against Grendel et al):
'Ic beom swide overswidan mid cearwylmas. Nu du sceal writtan to mec min wita wine freond help.'

I'm going mad.

Apr. 30th, 2007

(no subject)

It just hit me that neither old nor middle English have any practical application in real life.

Apr. 12th, 2007

Easter in Dublin

A couple of people have requested a short update on my Easter adventures, so here it goes!

Firstly, I had an amazing weekend from the 31st of March until Palm Sunday, since my dad visited. It was really good! He had a business trip to Spain, and he came afterwards and spent some time with me and Dom. We did turisty things in the mornings, and had Lord's Day with the Guys at the Vikky on Saturday, and met Antioch people on Sunday. Readers will be glad to know that both dad and Dom got along very well, spending several hours looking at engines and airplanes in the science museum, eating Indian food, etc. One of our finest moments was playing charades, Dom acting out 'Summa Theologica' and yours truly guessing it in 30 seconds! A stroke of genius on his part, no doubt.

Anyway, then on Monday dad was off back home and Dom and I got on a plane headed for Dublin. It was a wonderful trip, we had Access To A Car, which made things much nicer. Drove to the seaside, the mountains, the countryside, the city... Met all his family, and also celebrated Easter and all its elements in full glory. (NB: A trumpet for the 'Glory' in the Vigil, it was amazing! Full choir singing and altar-boys playing their bells and everything)

As is tradition, turned into a Hobbit on Easter Day, with two breakfasts, lunch, dinner, supper, chocolate, chocolate eggs... we had turkey and hams and some sort of pudding was set on fire at one point... really good.

On top of that, we were lucky enough to have decidedly un-Irish weather the whole week, since it was sunny AND warm every day, it didn't rain once. On Monday when we were leaving the sky turned grey, but we didn't stay to see what happened...

So there, now I'm back in London, and have just begun Revision. Chaucer and Old English this year, people, so expect some moaning about the Canterbury Tales and Beowulf!

Happy Easter!

Mar. 26th, 2007

End of Term

I've had quite a crazy week, I must say. Everything from late-night working on essays, missed seminars, totally humilitating tutorials, to fancy-dress parties and birthdays etc.

It's been fun, mostly. I had a very bad tutorial where the only good thing about my essay was that 'it was well researched'. Hehe. Part of the bad thing was that he disagreed on most of what I said.
But then I went to meet my friends for Dim Sum, and I ate prawn in different shapes and forms to my heart's content! It was great. Then we had a Back to the Future party, hence the fancy dressness.

On other news, I've now cleaned my room!

Mar. 16th, 2007

(no subject)

Term's almost over, which is quite scary, because it means I won't have any teaching again until September! I feel that time's just trickled between my fingers down to the floor, and I'm not sure yet if it's done anything positive.

Oh well. Also, going to Manchester for the weekend.

Mar. 7th, 2007

(no subject)

After having had about four or five very unproductive days, I'm shocked into working by the prospect of having another professor, instead of my normal tutor, look at my essay.

On other news, Dom's joined Facebook. Add him if you can, he has like 5 friends at the moment.

Doo doo. Better go do some actual reading...

Mar. 1st, 2007

(no subject)

Yours truly is not busy!
It won't last for long, but I thought it'd be a good thing to share!

Oh, and my Chaucer essay went well.

Feb. 26th, 2007

(no subject)

Stayed up till Very late last night finishing my Chaucer essay. I think it was probably the most creative academic thing i've ever written.

Now, tomorrow we shall find out if that was a good thing...

Oh well. Term's drawing to a close scarily fast. Which means one thing: exams!

Feb. 19th, 2007

So...

I was so late this morning I left without any earrings! Shocking.

Also, visited Brighton for 3 hours on Friday. It was nice.

Feb. 16th, 2007

Reading Week

Had a wonderful time in Belfast this weeekend, for the Karios Weekend. Stayed an extra couple of days and had the chance to watch Pride and Prejudice with three other girls and a boy. It was quite enjoyable, I have to say.

Had a good Valentine's day too. And now I'm reading Daniel Deronda like there's no tomorrow. It's actually quite a good book, so far.

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