Tuesday, 29 November 2011

On kicking Alan Bennett's arse.

Got my literature essay back today, the one I thought was crap expecting nothing more than a pass on.
Turns out the teacher thought it was worth a distinction!
So now, no matter what happens, at least I'll have one distinction at the end of this course!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Bake your own bloody cake and tilt-shift it!

The delicious saffron cake my sister baked yesterday!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Happy first of advent!

My sis is busy making mountains of meatballs and soon we'll be stuffing our faces with balls (vegetarian for me), boiled potatoes, Swedish creamy beetroot salad and a lovely saffron cake for afters! She's even bought Julmust (a Swedish Christmas drink) for £2 a can!

Friday, 25 November 2011

I am Roberto Baggio

Yesterday I had my first test, an open book test for sociology.
I did not do very well on it... If you look up crumble under pressure in the dictionary you'll find a picture of me. So now I have to write an awesome essay to get a good grade for this unit. And I will not crack up doing this. I am starting tomorrow!
Today  I have the morning off and I had decided to just take it easy and relax for once but I think that by now I've been conditioned into constantly feeling like I have something to do so the relaxing isn't going so well. So I'm going to go and buy a few Christmas presents and stuff I need for the party I'm going to tomorrow. And a school bag as the canvas bag I've been carrying my school stuff around in broke yesterday!
But first I'm going to go wash my hair!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

David Crystal and me

Have taken the morning off to finish this bloody essay about the historical development of the English language. I have really struggled with it. I can feel myself slipping back into my old patterns of not being able to finish anything because I put too much pressure on myself to write the best fecking essays ever written... My problem with this essay is twofold: I find the subject really interesting and haven't had any problems grasping the ideas and facts; I have for some reason decided that I want a higher grade for this unit - pass is not enough.
I have given myself a little break now to try and coach myself not to freak out. My thoughts are going something like this: "buck up Sabina, you can do this! Don't worry so much, just write the bloody thing and be happy with whatever grade you get! It's not worth driving yourself to insanity over a merit or distinction!"
So back to Caxton, Johnson and co!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Like Christmas come early!

I just got my first Christmas present for this year. My lovely employers bought me a printer!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The world of academia

Today I handed in my first essay. I've handed stuff in before but they have been either drafts or just part of units. This was my first unit assignment, the thing that will determine the grade I get for the Modern Drama unit in literature.
I had forgotten how nerve wracking these things are!
It's a good feeling to have gotten it done though!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Under Pressure

You Don't Have to Be Pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female".

 Erin McKean

from  A dress a day  via the awesome Whinar