Hello blogity friends! As you can probably tell, university has been keeping me very busy of late, which has become evident by my lack of presence on the blogosphere! Imagine my horror when I logged in and realised I hadn’t blogged in over a month, WHOOPSIE! *Edges sideways.* This semester has been one fun, crazy, stressful, and brilliant ride, and I can only hope the second semester will be just as good. It’s been a lot of hard work assignment-wise, especially as each piece is so weighty to the overall grade but ultimately everything has run pretty smoothly. The results I’ve been receiving have far exceeded my expectations, and this week I officially received ethical approval for my dissertation (aka, permission to experiment on people, mwuhuhuhuuuuuu!). Last week was pretty hellish because I had to bunker down into my revision cave and squeeze a lot of study into a short amount of time, and part of that required me to memorize a tonne of citations which included the names and dates of the people who had conducted famous studies.
Of course, they all had completely bizarre unpronounceable names like Smitdnzandtger and Smellomitten because they wouldn’t want to make it easy for us would they?! Still eventually, for good or bad, I was shuffled into the exam room like everybody else and forced to find my place at one very uncomfortable, squeaky wooden desk to inflict repetitive strain injury on myself for two hours. Two stressful exams later and I was officially done with semester 1 of my final year of university. Which means, IT’S OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS IN BECKY WORLD, YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
Afterwards I celebrated with post exam Starbucks and attempted one of their seasonal Christmas lattes (which was nice but had an ishy aftertaste). I then had drinks, a Michael Buble Christmas song fest and watched cheesy Christmas movies with friends in the evening which was the perfect way to end the day!
Then to top it off, the next day I met with a friend, did some Christmas shopping (and bought myself a pretty pair of black suede ankle boots because I deserved them dammit), had an awesome meal and went to see the final Hobbit film The Battle Of Five Armies and whoa, what a movie it was! As you guys know I was feeling a little lukewarm towards the Hobbit movies of late but this final installment rounded off the story perfectly! Tonnes of action, emotion, tragedy and moving scenes. It got the balance just right, and while they ultimately changed a lot of things the key heart of the story was where it should have been. Speaking of which, I’m hoping to get reviews up of the final Hobbit film and Mockingjay Part 1 at some point in the distant future, as well as attempting to catch up on all the reviews I’ve been sidelining, fingers crossed! If you fancy something to tide you over, you can always check out my 3-star and 5-star mini reviews from Goodreads as they won’t be appearing on the blog. 🙂 Finally, I’m hoping to go to Oxford Street and Winter Wonderland sometime before I return home in the hopes of picking up even more Christmassy vibes! Yaaaaaaay!
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So that’s my past few weeks and Christmassy experiences in a nutshell! I really can’t believe these past few months have gone by so fast. I hope you’re all enjoying the season as much as I am and have managed to take some time out of your busy days to revel in some festive cheer. 😀
Are you getting your Christmas on yet? Have you picked up any good festive themed reads? I’m thinking of going with Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (although I’m leaving it a little late). 🙂
As ever, thanks for reading guys!
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