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Too late to start blogmas?

So November turned out to be a blog free month. Not really sure how this happened, other than maybe the clocks changing messing up my head and making me super tired 24/7. Sleep > blogging.

Regardless of this set back I’m not giving up on this blog, no way José! (British saying).

So I thought why not go from one extreme to the other! Let’s do this blogmas business and write a post EVERY DAY in December! I’m going to treat it like a diary type thing, which will hopefully inspire me to get s**t done instead of moping around like in November.

Ok so this idea came to me yesterday through my friend’s blog (http://emmarobynk.net/2015/12/01/blogmas-day-1/) so I may have missed the first day… Great start…

However I can reminisce on yesterday’s antics today! Reflection is one of the skills I’m supposed to be working on for my TeachFirst adventure anyway. Win-win!

Day 1

Yesterday I started off with a slight lie-in as I only had university in the afternoon but decided to get up to do some morning cleaning anyway. I cleaned our neglected hob for a good half hour so now you can actually tell it is glass. I also polished the kitchen cupboards and cleaned out the sink plugs in the bathroom (disgusting job). I used to work as a cleaner part-time so I’ve picked up a few tricks of the trade and also absolutely love cleaning as a result. It’s just the most satisfying feeling to look around after you’re done with pride and the smells are so great.

I then had a browse over the material in my lectures for the afternoon and started getting prepped for the commute over a mug of coffee in my new santa mug (£2.50 in Asda, love it).

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I also opened the first window of my Thorntons advent calendar to receive a Christmas pud shaped chocolate and a picture of some Christmas trees!

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Then it was the speedier than usual drive to sunny England (which it is compared to Wales) screeching Christmas songs all the way on full blast. Somehow I managed to get there with a few minutes to spare and find parking. The beginning of the two lectures started with a fairly angsty clinician rambling on about previous years getting annoyed that the content wasn’t worthwhile. Where have I heard that before… However we should pay attention as it will be useful when ‘integrating the other lectures’. It was essentially a reminder of stuff we had learnt before. Also the powerpoint slides were given to us in a handout with 60 pages (one slide per page who does that!?), which was a complete waste of paper. For the Green capital of Europe, that doesn’t add up.

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So we heard about all the details of neuropathic pain (well, the details that we think we know) and how the big pharma companies are screwing up drug development, which I already know of. It was quite sad listening to this clinician bring up real-life examples of his own patient’s experiences with pain and how he has to tell them ‘there’s not much hope in the next few years’. The health/medical science world is a whirlwind of issues that bottleneck down to the patients ultimately and it’s depressing.

ENOUGH OF THIS. IT’S BLOGMAS NOT SADMAS!!!!

I guess if anything those lectures at least took over the revision that I no longer need to do on my own! Then it was the LONG commute home as these lectures finished at 4pm (rush hour) but I got to listen to two full playlists of music so not all bad. I then made a quick stop at the local supermarket to pick up something for dinner (oven fajitas yum!) and slumped back down into the armchair when I got back.

After some mindless watching of Come Dine With Me, I cooked up some YUMMY chicken fajitas and slumped yet again, into my armchair with a food coma and a glass of wine. So sophisticated.

I then checked over some emails and turned on the balcony Christmas lights because I love the tacky side of Christmas! I spent the evening catching up with the other half whilst playing some League of Legends as usual for us. I also found out that over 27 million people play this game on a daily basis worldwide and that my other half is in the top 8%. Kinda proud in a weird nerdy way.

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I was that tired that I ended up just going straight to bed without my usual youtube frenzy or light reading. All in all, alright start to the Christmas countdown!

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