December 17, 2006

Got nothing to do, so here's a blog entry

Hello all once again!

I’ve been back at home for a week now, and had 5 Tesco shifts (with 5 more next week), which, to be honest, haven’t been too bad, but Tesco isn’t exactly my favourite place in they world (as you may already have guessed!). Still, it’s either that or have sod all money to spend next term! It’s nice to be at home again too, especially in my nice and comfy bed (my mum reckons my uni bed is comfy, but I really don’t get how she comes to that conclusion!), the shower which now seems super-powerful compared to the uni-shower (which is quite an achievement) and our home stairs almost seem flat in comparison to uni house stairs! And has our bathroom décor always been this horrible shade of green? Apparently so!

Anyway, I thought I’d have a bit of a reflection on last term, so here goes….
I feel that last term has been my favourite term so far at uni, for a number of reasons. Firstly (and I’ve probably said this before), I’m definitely preferring living in a house to living in halls, mainly because I found (particularly in Term 3) being on campus almost all the time extremely annoying, although I do miss the convenience of everything this year (Tesco, lectures, the union et al), but I can easily live with that. The bus ride is (for me at least) kind of pleasant in a way, although it can be frustrating at times (why an Optare Solo at 8:30 in the morning going to Uni?), but, to be fair, Travel Coventry aren’t that bad! Plus I’ve found living in a house more fun, as I’ve got to know the people who I’m living with alot better I feel this year, and, to be honest, although some people say they met loads of friends in halls, I found the whole environment intimidating and not very ‘cosy’, for want of a better word. And, despite what I initially thought, I still get to see my main non-house friends just as often, and friendships haven’t suffered as a result. In fact, they’ve probably developed even more since last year. Plus I’ve made a few new friends as well, which is great.

My penultimate weekend was probably one of my best since I started uni. The Warley model railway exhibition was as good as I expected (I lost over 5 hours in there without trying), where my parents let me do my own Christmas shopping, so, there I was excitedly exploring with a whole load of money that wasn’t mine to spend on whatever I wanted! Paradise! I (eventually) settled on a Transpennine Express Class 158, a Freightliner Class 66 and the Quail Track Plans Book for the Midlands & North West. Needless to say, I practically skipped by Coventry (not while I was on the train, though). Then, in the evening, my housemates and I went out for a meal, followed by going to see Mitchell & Webb at the Arts Centre. I think M&W were pretty good, although not quite as good as I’d expected. Was still worth going to see though! Then the last week saw the last Reckless Moment of term on Monday, then a pub trip on Friday, before train home on Saturday.

Anyway, I’ve got plenty of work to be getting on with over Christmas. I’ve got a second year essay draft (which I fear will end up being heavily plagiarised), Modelling Nature’s Nonlinearity assignment and Math Stats revision for my exam when we get back. No rest for the wicked…

And that’s just about everything going on in my life at the moment!

Until next time, farewell!

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  1. John Dale

    I’ve got a second year essay draft (which I fear will end up being heavily plagiarised)

    Well, the good thing is that having said so on a publically viewable blog, it’ll make it much easier for the marker to spot it!

    18 Dec 2006, 13:10

  2. The point is, I’m desperately trying to avoid that happening. I’m not saying it will end up that way!

    18 Dec 2006, 16:07

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