December 9th, 2015

Answer for question 4567.

If you could restore one broken relationship from your past, which would it be? Why would you pick that one, and what happened that caused the relationship to deteriorate originally? What's been the best relationship you've ever had, and why was it so special?
If we are talking romantic relationships, then no - I am glad to be well shot of previous liaisons. In regards to friendship, I was friends with someone, where our prime connection was to make many creative things together. We knew each other for a few years, then it fizzled out - I just think our lives gradually changed direction and that we had both changed. I do miss the fun time we had together, but I am not sure that I miss it enough to reconnect. It would be...kinda weird.

A Different Track

Xmas Tree - Roland Levinsky Building

Well, I have sorted it out and it will take me two years to finish the degree now.  Privately, I am relieved.  As I have said before, it is not so bad if you live on campus, but it is sheer insanity when you are 2 hours train ride away.  It means that I have to do my PP this weekend, sort out the last 2 essays and then in February just have 2 essays and a PP to prepare.  It leaves the major dissertation and the last mod 2016-2017.

Things is, my body ganged up on me and said 'no way'.  I have to respect that - what's the point in reaching for the skies if you come down with a bump? If I wasn't at the PC, I was travelling or in bed - I literally didn't have a life.  You could probably do that for 6 months, but not 3 years.  It will take 5 years all told (1 year Access, 2 FdA English Studies - now 2 BA English year 3), but at least I will go back to enjoying it.  It has been one hell of a year and I will be glad when it is over.

Criticism & Culture: The Ladies' Paradise :-(

The results are back and many people are very unhappy.  The student's forum lit up and many are in tears.   I too, was heartbroken and just bawled my eyes out.  Yes, I have passed - but so low.  How can someone who is cruising near a first tumble to the bottom of the seconds? These marks are seriously screwing my averages.  At least 2 have only got 40% which is just a pass - another asked me to call her and told me to buck up and breathe a sigh of relief that I passed (which actually I appreciate - even if she was drunk).

I am so glad I took the decision to do this over 2 years.  Right now, I am in bed nursing my ego and a bottle of scotch a hot water bottle. Hate this bloody year :'((((