Of Classes, Illness, Forgotten Keys and Missing You!

Hey everyone! Woah, it’s been a while. I didn’t realise just how long until I noted the date of my last post, but I’ve missed blogging – I’ve missed you! Things have been hectic lately, so I’ll give you a quick run down of the few things of note that’ve happened to me over the past month, and then I’ll get back on track with the regular posts!

Firstly, classes have been going well. This semester I’m doing one Linguistics class, two Psychology classes – Psychology and a separate Statistics one, – and my outside course which is The Human Skeleton in Archaeology and Forensic Science. They’re all brilliant…but way more work than last year. There’s a lot more reading and I’ve been busy going over lectures and keeping up. Next semester should be a little quieter as I have one less class, but we’ll have to wait and see. All’s going well though!

Aside from studying, I’ve been spending most of my time catching up with people I haven’t seen over the summer, hanging out with friends (September was beautifully hot in Edinburgh and we had the chance to spend plenty of time lying about in the Meadows), and generally getting back into student life. I’ve made a great start and hopefully the rest of the year will continue in this vein!

And now for my doh! moment. As I was getting ready to go food shopping this morning, I went into the porch to check for mail. The inner door slammed shut behind me (it usually closes softly and stops without closing all the way so I have no idea what happened) and it was then that I realised I’d left my keys in my room. Doh! I decided to head off and buy my groceries anyway (luckily I had my money in my pocket) and luckily by the time I returned my flatmate was home to let me in. I’ll double check I have keys before leaving my room in future! But at least I didn’t lose the keys…I just couldn’t get to them for a while.

And to be honest, that’s really the most exciting thing that’s happened to me. So all that’s left to say is that I missed you all, and thank you for not deserting me! I have a big book haul to show you all (including my most prized purchase!), a grocery haul, some book reviews and some recipes to share, so stay tuned! I hope you’ve all had a pleasant return to school/college/university? And if you aren’t a student I hope you’ve had a great September!

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Uni Notes Pages

You may have noticed that I’ve deleted the Uni Notes page for Statistics from my blog. I thought of the idea to type up my uni notes quite late this year, and as a result I didn’t keep on top of it. I’m planning on starting this idea afresh as soon as I start my second year of uni this September, so I can keep on top of it and hopefully it’ll be a useful revision tool for myself and maybe some of you. My degree is in Psychology and Linguistics which is why those pages are still up (along with the Textbooks page), ready for use, but I don’t know whether I’ll still be accessing the Statistics course next year so I deleted it. I may create it again if it turns out that I do it. I may also put up a page on my outside course (the course I’ll only do during my second year) but that depends on what I decide to do. Hopefully this makes sense, and I’m excited to be starting this project up in a couple of months!

(Again, I won’t be posting any lecture slides or copying any information directly from them as they are the property of the university and not myself. Any quotes I make will be credited to wherever I got them from. Anything else I post here will be in my own words from my own notes, and primarily for my own benefit although I will be very happy if it helps or interests anyone else as well)

Paperchase Haul

I ordered some stuff off the Paperchase website (they’re having a sale) and it came today so read on to find out what little goodies I bought!! They’re all things related to planning etc, and I’ve already started my planner so I may do a planning post in the near future.

  
First I bought an actual planner – very useful for planning! This one was £9.50, reduced from £12, and it’s a beautiful pale blue colour. Owls are one of my favourite animals so I love the design (there’s an owl on the back too). It’s SO CUTE! Inside there’s lots of different sections – planner, notes, addresses, timetable and a few more. It’s a lovely small size which makes it perfect to pop in my handbag or university bag. 

  
  
The rest of the products I bought were various stickers to put into my planner. First I got these appointment stickers – they’re colour coded for to do lists, holidays, appointments, birthdays and deadlines. They’re so useful and you get 2 sheets with quite a few on each sheet for £1-something.

  
Second, I got these adorable little travel type stickers. There’s postcards with various destinations on. These were £1 I think for the sheet. They’re just cute novelty stickers that I can stick on the days I’m going on holiday. 

  
Next up is another lot of novelty stickers – this time Scotland themed! I live in Scotland so I couldn’t resist them – and they were only 50p too. Brilliant!

  
Finally I got some simple orange arrow stickers. They’re not as exciting as the others, but I feel they’ll be really useful for adding extra info onto some days, and grouping days together.

I’m really exited to start using my planner – I need to get back to Edinburgh and start filling it up! I’ve seen some really cute stickers on Etsy that I might buy once I’m in my new flat. I’m thinking of also doing a video every now and again where I show how I lay out my planner and the stickers and other bits and bobs I use to make it fun and interesting so look out for those!