12th December 2012 Well that was the last lecture of this year and I must admit I was lulled into a false sense of security... There were mince pies and cheesy biscuits and all sorts of goodies including jilebies (an indian sweet that I'm particularly addicted to). So there we all were quietly eating and drinking pomegranate juice -… Continue reading Christmas and mince pies
5th December 2012 "Essays?" I asked, "really? Like factual... well... essays?" Shockingly the answer was - yes. Now I'm confused. I have an archaeology degree and essays where the pattern of life... How can you use the present to analyse the past? And so on. But I never anticipated anything would be like it in… Continue reading Essays
31st October 2012 It was Halloween and the spooks were out! Actually all that happened was that we had to close the window as the students going to the union party got a little loud. My lectures are held in the afternoon and evening, which does make for a dark walk back to the car… Continue reading Poetry that I can actually manage!
10th October 2012 Unfortunately my first lecture was cancelled as the tutor was unwell, but the second one ran brilliantly. Menna took the lecture on short stories and when I say short I really mean short... We started with six word stories, something I didn't know existed. Ernest Hemingway wrote one, and said it was… Continue reading Shortest, Shorter, Short Stories
3rd October 2012 First day... Did I sleep? Course not. The usual questions were running through my head. Will I keep up? Will I be liked (this is an anxiety I get)? Will I understand what they are talking about? Now don't get me wrong I had tried to alleviate the fears. Firstly by getting… Continue reading Coping strategies the university provided without realising it