Still Alive at University and Don’t Know How

1391635_10202163361473869_1838099722_nSo as of tomorrow I will have been at Lincoln university for a grand total of 5 weeks. Wow. It’s been fairly manic, and a little stressful at times, so here’s my garbled attempt to relate the main episodes so far. Continue reading

Living With Yorkshire People.

ID-1005147This really should have occurred to me beforehand, but it didn’t, so to find myself surrounded by Northerners (mainly those from the Yorkshire region) in my first few days of university was surprising to my fragile Cambridge sensibilities. OK maybe that last bit is a lie, but everyone here has decided I’m posh (even right down to my handwriting…) so I’m just rolling with it. I live with two girls from Yorkshire, as well as a midlander (near Loughborough) and two other Southerners. Well, one of them is from Essex. I don’t think that counts.

Turns out the people of Yorkshire are a little stranger than I thought . Without further ado, here are things I’ve learnt so far from those of the fair county of Yorkshire: Continue reading

The Swirling Vortex of Long Distance Relationships at University

Another serious post… DUN DUN DUUUUUUN. Cue the mood lighting, cue the tense music, oh my God somebody passed out from the suspense! Not me for once. Oh the horror! Women are wailing and clutching their children, men are jumping overboard. What’s happening! Somebody save us!

Ahem. I think that’s taken the serious edge off. Let’s begin.

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Facing Bereavement as an Atheist (Agnostics welcome)

So I’m aware that this is not the easiest of topics, and a fairly heavy one for me, for example, a previous post had stuff like this:

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t need that to illustrate my point, but I love it too much. Moving on.

Anyway, I’ve got a couple of weightier subjects I want to write about, because although they may not be comedy gold, they are relevant to a lot of people, and if I end up helping someone just a tiny bit through what it a truly shitty time, then it’s something. Continue reading

The good, the bad and the raccoon army

ID-100133938NB: This post is really aimed at those who don’t know me in the real world (the outernet), so for my friends reading this, sorry guys, no epic spoilers… Today anyway.

So if you hadn’t already guessed, I’m rather odd. I think numbers have personalities (only 1-10, I’m not crazy…), I talk to teapots and I’m one of a very elite few who actually find my jokes funny.

But there is much more to me than that. Well, maybe not much more, but some, granted. So today, as part of my ongoing quest to share my inner workings with the world, for better or worse, here are 10 things you may or may not know about me. Continue reading

The internet is a scary place. Or, more it can be a scary place. I’ve seen deviantart pass the age of 18 (and have now adjusted my settings, too many boobs…); I know about Bronies; I’ve seen the slasher art from fans of Harry Potter, TMNT, Sherlock; I’ve googled the dreaded ‘blue waffle’. Don’t even get me started on 4chan.

But today I thought I’d share how I spend my time on the lighter side of the net (this heavily implies I spend at least some time in the darker recesses of the web.. No comment). Some of the sites are fairly mainstream, others may be new to you. Enjoy. Continue reading

The long and bumpy road to adulthood… What?!

ID-100180756So, the last time you heard from me (9 months ago….sorry) I was working full time as a table clearer, bemoaning working with the public, but also trying to be vaguely philosophical about it.

Currently I’m on an academic sabbatical of sorts (NOT unemployed) and on the  precipice of university life… Eek! Not that I’m not excited, I am. I’m slowly getting through some of the books set for my course, my future flatmates all seem lovely, and I can’t wait to get out of my home town. Doesn’t mean that occasionally that precipice very much feels like a daunting cliff edge and all I want to do is curl up in the foetal position and cry though… But let’s try and be optimistic here!

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Thoughts of a Clumsy Table Clearer Part Two – A Coming of Age Story

Looking at my previous post, I realise I’ve portrayed my job and the world of work in a pretty bad light. I mean sure, there are definitely days when there are a whole host of things I’d rather do than clear tables and sort cutlery, and it’s not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.

However, that doesn’t mean that all it’s given me is stress and a few entertaining anecdotes. So here goes my second, more mature and hopefully more insightful attempt at writing about what working had taught me.

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Thoughts of A Clumsy Table Clearer


Hello to my faithful, devoted readers!

* tumble weed rolls past*

OK OK I’ve been pretty vacant since my last post… over a year ago… and you’ve no doubt lost interest, but in my defence I have been very busy! Not sure what I was busy doing exactly, (it get’s fairly blurry after I became legally old enough to drink alcohol, oddly enough…) but I’ll try and make it up to you if you give me the chance… please?!

If you’re still reading this far then I’ve either won you over, or you’re just a glutton for punishment in terms of poor quality blogs, and the good news is, I cater for both! Now let’s get down to business… Continue reading

Oh I do like to find things to personify…

For anyone who did make the link between the phrasing of the title and that old classic “I do like to be beside the seaside..” please comment at the bottom, I would like to know whose mind is just as abstract as mine :D

Anyway. This post is tinged with celebration, as in the last week I have beaten my personal best for views in one day, as well as views in a week, and I have broken the 100-view barrier. Yay!! OK I’m well aware that most bloggers reach 100 views before they’ve even had their cornflakes but for me it’s a big deal and I shall treat it as such. And now to move onto today’s topic.

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