I think that anyone that has ever read one of my blog posts will realise that I’m actually a tad neurotic. I seem to have underestimated how obsessive I would get while trying to do two courses at once. That is my excuse for my lack of recent bloggaging (interesting new word there…).

I am very pleased to report that on Sunday I submitted my first assignment of the year. I did have to treat myself to a cookie or four, and a guilty hour (or 2) of the X-factor. Somehow- and God only knows how, but I seem to have got all the panicking out of my system. I do think that this may be a false alarm and I’ll be back to my usual state of caffeine-fuelled frenzy by the end of the week, but for now I’m enjoying it my sense of peace!

I just want to wish you all the best of luck for all your impending assignments, as I’m off to make a start on my first TMA for A230.

Goodnight my pretties!


Day School Numero Uno

Today was my first Day School of the year (for A215-Creative Writing). I have to say it did a lot to calm my nerves. I’ve still been feeling slightly traumatized by the overactive participants of the Student Cafe, but my tutor was really nice and everyone else in the group was perfectly harmless…

Now I’m only terrified by the prospect of doing a poetry assignment.

The day was very relaxed, we did a lot of creative writing activities and then shared our ideas with the group. That was a new experience for me- I’m always very guarded about showing people anything I’ve done myself be it art or writing… It’s just really worrying putting yourself in the position to be judged. Or that’s what I thought, but it was actually strangely liberating. Plus everyone was really constructive (which helped). Who knows? One of these days I might even feel brave enough to put something onto that dreaded online forum…

Anyway, I need to go make some din-dins and do some work before the Xfactor, so bye bye!