Cello Challenge

I remember being in infant school, when I was about 6, and getting to playing a cello one day. The whole class could have a go, so I did and I played “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” – I loved it! I can remember hearing the deep sound and the familiar tune and I was playing it! I went home and told my Mum I wanted cello lessons! Then one day in junior school I was called out of class for my music lesson – do what?!? The teacher told me…

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Back To Uni?

Back2Uni2018

It’s the start of a new term, maybe even a brand new start all together if your course starts this term! So what have you learnt so far that you will be trying to do more of or better than last term or less of than last term? For me, it is the start of my dissertation term. This time last year I was packing my stuff up at home between hospital visits to check in on my Dad after his heart attack, in preparation for moving back to campus…

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I Fancy Some New Tech!

One of my fellow students introduced me to his Amazon Echo Show last year, he is from California so it had already been released there so he brought it with him when he came to the UK in September for his masters. Being rather an Apple addict I was like, yeah but that’s what Siri can do and it is just like my iPad really but with the screen on and plugged in all the time. I realise now that it is not the same, sure it has some similar…

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Black Friday 2017

It seems that Black Friday has come early this year, in the sale sense of the event! Retailers everywhere are trying to get your custom in the run up to the festive season. With all the sale events already happening already, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something you have been looking for or for that perfect prezzie for someone else. There have been a few items that I have been looking at getting, and Black Friday sales seem the perfect time to push the boat out and finally…

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NaNoWriMo 2017

Are you participating in NaNo this year? Not sure what NaNo is? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which I will shorten to NaNo here, during NaNo, the idea is to challenge yourself to write 50,000 words in just 30 days – that’s not as scary as it sounds as it only works out to 1,667 words per day, which I usually find to be around 2 pages of typed words in size 11 font, on an A4 page (could be more or less depending on the font/size/page size…

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Planning A Return To University – Stationery Haul Part 1

I have wanted to return to university to complete more studying for a long while now but I have not been able to because of the finance side of it. Well that doesn’t need to be so much of a problem now because they are finally introducing Postgraduate Student Loans here in the UK which work in a similar way to the current Undergraduate Student Loans that the UK already have. I can’t however apply for one just yet as they are not being introduced until the end of June…

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It’s National Stationery Week!

It is National Stationery Week so to celebrate all things Stationery I thought I would list some of my favourites! For some great deals this week head over to Amazon and see what you can treat yourself to! Yes I know, I’m such and enabler right!? These PaperMate retractable pens are pretty cool, I’ve been using the regular black ComfortMate ones but I like the look of this pack, they also have a pack of 20 of the Black InkJoy ones which I could use at work. I love the…

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Fitbit – Step Up To The Challenge!

You have probably seen and heard about Fitbit but in case you haven’t they are a device you wear like a watch and it counts how many steps you take each day. There are several different models, I started out with a Fitbit Flex and have currently got a Fitbit Surge, my Flex mainly counted my steps, and showed me visually by 5 LEDs that would glow with every so many steps (250 for each LED if you kept it on the default settings) when you hit your daily target…

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It’s Been A Year! Planning and Printer Update!

I have been away from my blog for a year now 🙁 partly because my desktop computer broke and partly because work has got in the way. During the past year, I have been promoted at work, been bitten by a dog on my first official day of my promotion whilst at work, worked at several different pubs in my area and ran one outside of my area for 10 days. Had my hours reduced so much that I had to go back to doing some supply teaching, and then…

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April 2015 – Camp NaNoWriMo Planning

Desktop Definitely Dead As thoughts drift round to this year’s Camp NaNo, I find that I am without my desktop computer. It has finally given up and is now refusing to boot up. It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I replaced the battery on the motherboard so that it could once again remember the date and boot up successfully without hanging half way through. Now however, it seems that it can’t even get half way, I am therefore assuming this time it is the hard…

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