Monday, 22 December 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hi all.

The Christmas season is in full swing. Xmas trees, decorations, Christmas do’s, pantomime are just a few of the activities I know we must have been involved in getting us into the Christmas spirit. Adults and children love this time of year. There’s something special about the warmth of and love felt from a total stranger fighting you for the last WWE John Cena wrestling action figure in an late night ‘Toy r Us’ dash!!!!

This week I was treated to watching two new budding actors home their skills. I attended both the infants and junior Christmas production at my children’s school. I must say I was awfully proud of my youngest that played an adorable reindeer and my eldest whom played the wizard from the wizard of OZ. All the children did a fantastic job; it brought back fond childhood memories of my school plays……Alas those were the days.

December has been a busy month for me and a lot of students studying at the university.  There are those of us with assignments due just before Christmas and those with assignments and exams at the beginning of January. It will all be worth it as being released into the Christmas freedom will be a beautiful thing!! I plan to enjoy the holidays; party, eat drink and be merry, rest and spend quality time with my family. I will try to rain in my festivities and remember that I fall into both of those above categories with deadlines before and after the holidays L

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday and Prosperous New Year. x

Monday, 8 December 2014

My trip to Bluewater’s Christmas Winter Wonderland :)

Hi all

I hope all is well.

I recently spent the evening at the Bluewater’s Christmas winter wonderland. Much to my sons delight they had miniature golf, Santa’s grotto and the dreaded ice skating amongst other great activities, games and stalls. I was under the idea that I was an avid skater in my younger years, boy was I WRONG!  It was hilarious watching my partner and children wiz around the rink, fall even ( I know I’m terrible to laugh, especially at my own!) but not as fun to land directly on my bum. Oh and the pain, my feet hurt like crazy. I don’t remember the skates being that painful. After a tentative seven minutes on the ice I safely and pain freely sat on the sides enjoying the scene. I can safely say I will not being skating anytime soon.

University is good. Lectures have been gearing towards assignment support and exam revision classes. I have found them very useful.

Still a few weeks away from Christmas and I have still yet to put up the Christmas tree, god help me! My sons will not let it rest and I don’t expect them to either. I remember being an excited child at this time of the year. Gosh my brothers, cousins and I were awful…..opening corners of presents n cello tapping them back up (you know we all done it) the suspense killed us. I remember as a child finding my dad on the sofa on Christmas morning annually. As kids we were told he was there protecting the presents under the tree from burglars, this went on for years and us as kids we innocently believed this story. It was only two years ago when reminiscing about Christmas as a child with my brother we rationalised that in actual fact my dad was watching the turkey or/and other meats cooking overnight in the oven in preparation for Christmas dinner!!! (More fool us!) So I can completely understand the constant nagging from my boys. I am not a kill joy; I understand the magic and excitement of children at Christmas. I plan to put it up as soon as the week is over and the blessed weekend arrives.

Be good guys, if you can’t be good then be safe, drinking and driving over the holidays and in general can kill.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Studying hard :)

Hello everyone,

We meet again J I hope you all are well?

I spent this past Saturday working at the universities open day at the Avery Hill campus. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting potential new students, especially those interested in education. I spoke with a number of candidates about the childhood course whilst working on the education reception desk, meeting and greeting guests. I had forgotten how passionate I can be regarding studying and working within the education department. It was my first time working at an open day for the university; I will definitely do it again.

With assignments and test looming in the very near distance it is finally feeling like I am back in the swing of studying.

I recently visited Stockwell Street the universities new library in Greenwich. I must say I can’t wait to officially study there. I was in and out in five minutes as I only went in to collect a book I had reserved. It is a superb building with a huge selection of resources. It looks so warm and cosy for those long days ahead of camping in the library; assignment bound. I will keep you posted when I do finally study there.

The weather has definitely changed and winter is very, very much upon us; it’s time to break out those coats, hats, gloves and scarves.

Don’t forget to look after ourselves. Regular rest and quiet time out of our busy schedules is essential to keep away those nasty colds and flu’s viruses that I’m sure are just inching to attack our immune systems. Also don’t forget to top up on vitamin C and keep cupboards stocked up with cold and flu medicine. Being a student with a deadline and the flu is no fun! 

I bid you adieu until we meet again


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My first ever blog!

Hi Guys

My name is Sade and I am a second year student studying Childhood studies.

The academic term is in full swing, no more lay inns, it up and out and back to the routine of university and work. To be honest, those extra hours wrapped up in my fluffy, warm, quiet bed were starting to annoy me; I mean who really loves to have endless hours to do absolutely nothing!!!!!

I know I know that lie didn’t fool me either!!

It’s been hard readjusting getting back into the swing of using my brain powers for  academic study and not for ratchet TV or books that I so love doing whilst wrapped up in bed. I am however, very happy that I passed my first year of the childhood studies course. I am ecstatic that I am a year nearer to donning that black gown at graduation.

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Assignments have been trickling in slowly. But the reading lists for my programme is extensive. I wish I had the patience and love for the huge amount of texts, journals and text books that I have for my scandalous novels. A Good tip is to actually do the reading (I know it sounds pretty straight forward, but you would be surprised) allowing you to be fully prepared for lectures and be knowledgeable for those 1st class degrees; reading is essential so I will be putting my novels on a slower back burner for a while.

Xmas is roughly six weeks away, I know why? My sons have already pinned their extensive lists to the fridge, bathroom and bedroom doors (just in case you forget mummy I was told by my youngest soldier)! A few more weeks of hard studying then we will all be able to relax for a few weeks, yayyyy!
My plan is to read and write at least a page a day for my upcoming assignments (every little helps) J
I will keep you guys.

(I will get into my aliases name another time)