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A Host Of Updates (and cat pictures)

A Host Of Updates (and cat pictures)

While I have the energy to be upright and write this post (which I’ve saved up by spending all day in bed, not intentionally), I figured I’d give you a few important updates. First, I shifted my blog to its new host at the weekend, which means it might break. Both my hosts (old and new) seem convinced they’re hosting the site, and I guess we won’t know for sure which one’s supporting it until the old hosting runs out,…

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A Conspiracy Against Productivity

A Conspiracy Against Productivity

It hasn’t been the easiest few days for me, to the point where I’m beginning to think there’s a conspiracy in place to stop me ever beginning to catch up on work. I’ve resigned myself to being somewhat behind and the fact that I can’t change this, but I was hoping not to fall further behind. Sadly, it was not to be. On Friday, I was collecting a book for my next Brittonic History essay when I tripped slightly on…

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Dissertation Hell Is Full Of Tomatoes

Dissertation Hell Is Full Of Tomatoes

I used to be good at deadlines — they used to be what motivated me, to the point where I’d create them for myself, insisting on increasingly high wordcount totals or number of books read. Of course, that was mostly to do with things I wanted to do, things that were fun, rather than work… but still, sometimes I have to think hard to remember the days before deadlines made my brain shut down out of panic. Even with last…

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My Friend Nellie The Cat

My Friend Nellie The Cat

I’ve now been back in Cambridge for a week, and things are already getting pretty hectic. With two essays and a dissertation demanding my attention, I of course spent my morning watching previous iterations of the ASNaC Yule Play, mostly because I was trying to remember a particular sketch and couldn’t recall which year it was from. Priorities, I’ve got them in order. My current accommodation has some disadvantages, mostly that the building works outside have been starting exceedingly early…

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Positivity and Pokémon

Positivity and Pokémon

It seems like the entire world is obsessed with Pokémon Go. It’s everywhere. Twitter is full of people celebrating their latest catches. It’s already found its way into memes. Libraries and museums that have found themselves to be Pokémon Gyms have put up signs to welcome their unexpected visitors, although the ones in my local area haven’t reached that stage yet. (Good luck to the church that’s been made into a gym. Have fun with that one…) Until two days…

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10 Things I’ve Learned Working In A Library

10 Things I’ve Learned Working In A Library

This September, I’m once again working in the library at my old secondary school. Imagine that: a whole month of gainful employment, the first job I’ve ever had in my life. It seems somewhat miraculous, despite the sad circumstances of me having this job. The new librarian isn’t due to start until the same week I go back to uni, so I’m filling in the gap. This term is a little different to the brief stint I did in July…

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Sailing ‘Bye’ (with pictures of the Doctor)

Sailing ‘Bye’ (with pictures of the Doctor)

Right now, I’m on a boat somewhere on the Norfolk Broads. I’m with an organisation called Scripture Union. By now, I’m probably longing for a proper toilet, some firm ground and food that I don’t have to worry about. It’s always an adventure for me, on holiday – will I find some food I can actually eat? I’ll also probably be learning a lot about sailing, and what you can’t do on a boat (ballet). And I’ll have had my…

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Feather Pen Friday: I just finished a novel

Feather Pen Friday: I just finished a novel

Well, the title says it all really, but I did just finish a novel. It still doesn’t have a title (might do a John Green and just not give it a title ’til it’s due to come out) but it’s finished. I started writing it 17th June, so I finished it in just under a month. It’s around 81,000 words, and it’s a first draft – it needs a lot of work. I was taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo, a…

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