Monday, February 27, 2006


Got it!

I'm pretty well chuffed to find I have a place on the PGCE in secondary English at Kings! They sent the 'unconditional acceptance' email on Friday, the day after my interview, but I only checked today. Now, just to secure the funding and I'll be properly sorted. I'd say a celebration is in order after that - not before!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


We have the technology!

Crikey! I'm on t'internet! In Starbucks! On my own little laptop! Shame it costs 5 quid an hour or I'd do it all the time... Desperation drove me to discover this technological innovation; my Word program keeps threatening me too register it and my Norton antivirus insists it needs updating (they're both happy now, thank goodness). Still haven't got the internet in our room yet, but I vow I am going to get on it as soon as I've had my interview for a place on the PGCE course at King's College (Thursday). At the moment I am desperately trying activate memory of Blake, Byron, Keats, Shelley, The Brontes, Larkin, The Pearl Poet, Mystery plays, Everyman, Woolf, etc. which have long lay hidden! I'd like to be able to say something, anything, intelligent about what I studied. In fact, it's been great looking all the stuff up again, I forgot how much I actually do enjoy literature. In Japan I was 3 hours away from the nearest English bookshop, and in Peru 12 hours - so I haven't exactly been a voracious reader of late. I've immersed myself in Japanese and Spanish, which has been great, but isn't exactly what I need in my brain at the moment. Well, I need to prepare a bit more for the interview, but I'll let you know how it goes. I hope they give me a place, it'll make my life so much easier. I'm excited!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Long Time No Blog

If you still have the patience to keep checking back here, thank you very much for your perseverence. The gap between this entry and my last one has, in fact, been my longest ever. This is due to the fact that I have no access to the internet at work or at home. Also, as I have probably mentioned, I am attempting to write a book about my time in Peru. Well, those are my excuses and I'm sticking to them... However, I do miss my blog and blog buddies. That's why I am here in this internet cafe on Valentine's evening instead of cooking my hubby's dinner - guilt. Thus, what I am going to do is start a new blog, very soon, and I hope to get internet at home. The new blog is very much likely to be loosely food based. So, please check back soon! Right, I am off home to pulverise my man's meat... I just got a lovely piece of steak from the butcher's on North End Road, you see.

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