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Unproductive and Unprepared

Unproductive and Unprepared

My plan for the first couple of weeks of the holiday wasn’t complicated. I’d work on my dissertation, and hopefully get a good chunk of it written. I’d go to enough dance classes to learn all my steps (well, everything except hornpipe; that would be too much to ask). I’d read for fun and catch up on a few shows I’ve been neglecting and get out my harp for the first time in far too many months. But it turns…

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Love Trumps Hate: A Spoonie’s First Protest

Love Trumps Hate: A Spoonie’s First Protest

Me in my last post: “I’m deliberately not talking about politics.” Me now: talks about politics Sorry, guys. I’ve never been to a protest before. I’ve wanted to, but life has always got in the way: first I was too young for my parents to feel able to let me go, and then I developed chronic pain and fatigue and haven’t felt able to because of that. Not to mention the anxiety — since the nearest protests to me are…

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Thoughts On 21

Thoughts On 21

So, 21. That feels weird. In case you somehow missed this fact from (a) previous posts and (b) other social media, today is my birthday. My twenty-first, in fact. It feels like it should be more significant than it is, but as a Brit, there’s nothing you can do at 21 that you couldn’t do at 18, since it’s not like we’re American and it’s the drinking age or anything. Not that I drink, so that wouldn’t be all that…

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Thoughts On Returning To Cambridge

Thoughts On Returning To Cambridge

I’m now sort of back in Cambridge. I say sort of, because while I’m here, the vast majority of my stuff is not. And I bring an embarrassingly huge amount of stuff to uni, much of it food-related; I couldn’t really tell you what the rest of it is, because I’ve got no idea. My parents are bringing all of that tomorrow in the car, but today I came up on the train with a suitcase of clothes, so that…

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Confidence And Planning

Confidence And Planning

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from the internet lately. Not a break from using it, although I probably should do that at some point, but a break from contributing anything more than a handful of tweets and Facebook status updates. You’ll have noticed my blog posts here being few and far between, and my videos even fewer and further between. I’ve been posting regular book reviews, by virtue of sitting down once every few weeks and scheduling…

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The Student’s Guide To Coeliac Supermarkets

The Student’s Guide To Coeliac Supermarkets

After my last post, which was mostly a negative approach to the coeliac life, I figured I’d take a moment to talk about it in a positive way and let you know which gluten-free brands I personally like best. It may seem a slightly new direction for this blog, but with Miriam Joy Reads to fulfil my book-blogging needs (I’m trying my best to post reviews there regularly) and not having done much in the way of writing recently, talking…

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A Day In The Life (Of An Unproductive Cambridge Student)

A Day In The Life (Of An Unproductive Cambridge Student)

Engie @ Musings From Neville’s Navel recently wrote a post detailing how she spends her days: A Day in the Life of a Homeschooled Senior. She’s done this a few times over the past few years, and I always find it interesting to know how others spend their time, especially when their life is very different from mine. For example, I’ve never been homeschooled nor had friends who were, so it’s new to me. I decided to do my own…

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