30 May 2012

Sister time!

My big sister arrives in London tomorrow! I'm so excited that I made a mini-poster for her.

Well, it was part excitement and part procrastination that led to the making of said mini-poster. But it was all love!

Anyway, she's here for a month (which should prove to be interesting) and we plan to do quite a bit of traveling while she's here. Since this weekend is Jubilee weekend, and also a 4 day weekend (YES), we're escaping the city to do a bit of a driving tour from Cornwall to Bristol and then up to Oxford, and then back home to try and wander into the city to watch some of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

For people who are asking "What the F is she talking about with this Jubilee stuff?"; Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne officially for 60 years, and is only the second monarch to do so in the history of British monarchy. It's a huge deal, and the entire country has gone crazy over it (except for the smart people fleeing the country for the long weekend to avoid the hassle of it all).

Anyway, it should prove to be a very good weekend. The faster I fall asleep tonight, the faster tomorrow comes and the faster I see my sister! Gah, so excited. I'm never going to be able to fall asleep.

25 May 2012

Here comes the sun!

It has been super beautiful this week, which is a welcome change to the dreariness we had for about a month and a half. The majority of the 3rd (4th?) year class is sunburnt, since everyone has been laying out on the lawn at campus every time we get a break more than 5 minutes long. I, on the other hand, have been actively avoiding staying in the sun for too long, since I am a ginger and the sun is basically poison to me.

But yay for warm beautiful weather! It's pretty atypical here in the UK to get such a great stretch of nice weather, so we're all trying to enjoy it while it's around.

And now that I've said that, it's probably going to rain for the next 6 weeks.

17 May 2012


Phew. What a relief.

3rd year is over and I have officially passed the exams, as well as the AHEMS research paper. From what I've heard, there were much fewer fails than there were last year for the 3rd years, which is fabulous.

So now, I'm officially 4th year (I think? I'm not really sure how it all works). But now, I can rest easy, prepare for summer EMS (8 weeks!), and not have to worry about another exam until December.

Well, I'll probably start worrying about it around October.

Yay! Celebration time.

11 May 2012

Florida = Paradise.

I've been in Florida visiting my best friend S, her husband C and their son little C.


First: I get to practice playing with a baby without actually having one. Second: I get to see my best friends. Third: I get to be in 80 degree weather and go to the beach and see dolphins.

I do know one thing for sure after this trip: I'm glad that I am not married and have no chance of getting pregnant during vet school. I've been listening to lectures that I'm missing and for one whole lecture I had little C on my knee (he's 4 months old), and it was very hard to focus on the lecture and take notes and keep little C happy at the same time. I can't imagine if I had to do it 24/7. So while I'm definitely ready to be a mom, I'm not ready to be a mom and juggle baby and vet school at the same time. Kudos to the brave women who do: I would probably go crazy if I was in your shoes.

My flight back to reality leaves on Sunday, but I don't think I'll be ready to go. It's been so wonderful to have a mini-holiday away from school and meet my nephew. Also, going back means that I have to face exam results, and I'm not sure I'm fully prepared for them.

04 May 2012

It's like...a weight...has been lifted...

3rd year exams are DONE.

I'm not very confident about my performance, but at least I don't really need to worry about it until grades come back in 2 weeks.

And now, time to relax, celebrate being done with 2/3 of 3rd year (weird, right?), and get ready for Florida!