Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Mushy brain.

As you can tell by the title I'm not exactly on top form. Woke up with a cold on Saturday and it was downhill from there. Nothing has got done bar my journals and I managed to write one story - badly. lol
Here is homer to illustrate how I feel my brain looks.

I had some excellent news today. Dilly was spotted lying next to Razer. How cute. It's love.
And I managed to nab a little pic of her hiding behind the water bowl.

I'd just like to say I'm really pleased to be part of Fiona Robyn's blog tour, I'll be posting an interview with her on the 8th March. And here you can find her blog Planting Words.

I have a essay to be getting on with ready for next week, so I'll cut this short.
I'ts been suggested by the BF's Mam that I should give up chocolate for lent. I say sod that. I can maybe strech to giving up ice-cream.


Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Why is life faster than me??

It really feels like the world is running away from me and I'm still stood at the crossroads looking pensive, pointing west and saying 'wouldn't it have been better to go that way?'

The application for the teacher training course has been submitted.
I'm so greatful to my lecturer for rushing my reference - he is fab.
The only thing now is - it's happening, the next thing is the interview (which I''m pooping myself about). I've got the finance forms sprawled out on my bed looking all wanting but they aint getting any tonight.

I have so much work to do my brain feels like its going to implode. I'm still plodding on with 'The Art of being dead' I'm not plodding because it's pants - far from it, I'm just burnt out by the time I get to reading in bed. I've got a critcal essay on 'The Alchemist's Apprentice' to write, a Dissertation to finish, about 5,000 words of short stories to do, a presentation to prepare, a poetry collection to finish and a boyfriend to keep happy.


I have a female Red-Eyed Crocodile skink! She was purchased sunday and arrived from KENT on tuesday morning in a box - she looked rather miffed to say the least. She is going to be Razor's girlfriend and they are going to fall in love and have babies and make me lots of money. Here is Razor:

Ain't he cute????

I'm going to type up my essay now.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Long time no blog...

It has rather been a while hasn't it?
I've been a busy little bee you see.
I've had no end of work to do for Uni - I've read a book (I'm rather a slow reader so it's a huge achievment) And I have decided on my career -
I'm going to teach creative writing at Further Education level. I never thought I could do it now. Didn't cross my mind - I thought 'that would be so cool, maybe in a few years' and now the wheels are in motion and as long as I get on the PGCE I'll be doing it next year. Eeeeeeeeek.

Everyone keeps saying it's perfect for me - that I'm so suited to it and I'll be great - But am I? Can I really do this, I've been a student for so long, can I really be on the other side of the bar serving the drinks instead of sitting over here, getting drunk?

Monday, 2 February 2009

The white stuff

I was in a bit of a tizz this morn. I wanted to go to Uni because for once in my life I actually read the work in prep for the class. BUT, snow is on the way, admittedly, not so bad that I couldn't set out but my parents were worried I would never get back. So I stayed home.
At least I have a chance to do some more homework.

I did the typical thing again yesterday - I made a list of just five things to do. And they still didn't all get done. So I'm not making a list today to save myself the dissaponitment and mental anguish. Playing it by ear.

I got that story done in the end and sent it off to Honno - but I don't think anything will come of it, I rushed it and I didn't think it thorugh enough. Never mind, at least I had a go. Hopefully I'll realise in plenty of time when the next call for submissions comes around.

anyway - I'm going to go and finish reading Dronfield's Alchemist's Apprentice so I can start the sodding review of it.

Happy snow day!