I’m sat outside writing this and hoping my battery will last because I’m in short sleeves and almost too hot, and I know I’m not going to be able to do this for much longer so I want to make the most of every available bit of sunshine! I’ve got a half hour before I have to go help at the midnight kitchen, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Boy, what a week this has been! And I thought last week was busy! Yesterday I was in the library till almost midnight – madness! An assignment I thought I was closer to finishing than I actually was took a whole lot longer than expected! That’ll teach me for leaving things to the last minute! I don’t think I did a very good job, but I realised that it’s 1 assignment out of many, that in total are worth 20%, so probably it’s only worth about 4 or 5% of my total grade. So now I feel silly for stressing so much over it. Ah well. I know for next time!
So, along with the assignment, I also moved in this week! Hurrah! I spent Monday and Tuesday living in a very naked looking room, and then went with Leo to Ikea to kit it out. It was surprisingly fun, I’m SO glad we went together, by myself I’d probably have lost it! It’s so big and overwhelming and there’s so much choice and when you’ve eventually decided you find out that the product is out of stock, and then you’re shepherded through like sheep and then after all that you have to get the stuff home! But we both survived, and now my room has a wobbly desk (I need to borrow a drill from a housemate, screwing into mdf is hard!) and a chair with a cushion (me and Leo both decided that although not technically necessary, a cushion would be nice) and a bedside table and lamp. And my favourite bit is the curtains. I bought a curtain rail and some nice fabric, but I’m excited for two reasons, partly because they’re nice, but also because it’s a project to work on, sewing up the ends etc. And then I might be able to get some planks of wood from a friend and some cheap brackets and then I’ll have a bookshelf. I’ll get some photos for you all!
I also had my first French class, which was fun. The teacher is another student, and he’s pretty chilled. I’m determined to get this French thing down! I’ve got a while, so if I don’t come back to England talking at least a little bit of French I’ll be very annoyed with myself!
I’m off out with my research group this afternoon – they’re a fun bunch, so that will be good. And then it’s another friends birthday this evening, and Maeve’s birthday tomorrow (I’ve promised her Nigel’s chocolate pudding, SO EXCITED!) and then a big get together and picnic on Sunday. Hopefully there will be time to catch up on sleep and get some work done in amongst everything else at some point this weekend! I think that if nothing else, McGill will teach me good time management!
Now I have to run. Have a lovely weekend guys!
Love to you all!