lizziec: (acid)
Today the NHS turns 60, and I want to wish it a very happy birthday and wish it well for the next 60. I know there are plenty of problems with it, I am not blinkered enough to say that there could not be improvements, but I believe that it is one of the greatest achievements of this country, especially in the post-World War II period. Here's why.

In 1900 (that's only 108 years ago) in this country:
* Life expectancy was below 50 years
* 163 out of every 1000 babies born died before they reached the age of 1 (that's 16.3%)
* The majority of families could not afford to see a doctor

The government refused to interfere as the emphasis at this point in time was on a "laissez-faire" country, meaning that things should be left to take their own course. It was believed that interference by the Government would strangle the economy, so generally people were left to sink or swim as they could. During the latter years of the 19th Century, and the early years of the 20th Century many reports began to come out which drew attention to the plight of the poor, which was reinforced by something of a recruitment crisis for the army during the Boer War. Of those who volunteered 35% (over a third) were rejected as medically unfit, generally because of problems related to poverty.

This changed in 1906 when the Liberal Party was elected, with David Lloyd George as their Chancellor of the Exchequor, and what followed was a package of reforms that ultimately led to a constitutional crisis. The reforms included the setting up of Old Age Pensions, free school meals (which went quite some way to tackling malnutrition among the poor), slum clearance programmes and Labour Exchanges (see here for more information).

The most pertinent reform to what I'm discussing today was the 1911 National Health Insurance act, which brought in various safeguards for those in employment who could afford to contribute to a scheme, which would then pay for them to go see a doctor if ill, and pay a small sum every week if the contributor were unemployed or unable to work. The government paid a sum to the scheme, as did the employer. The limitations of this scheme were numerous. It only covered those able to work, which at this period were mostly men, and even then the only hospitalisation it payed for was sanitorium treatment for TB. It did not cover those earning too little to be able to afford to contribute, children, the elderly, women, and those who were chronically and mentally ill. As a result, many still relied on the quack remedies that they had done before the scheme came in to force. The sad truth was that despite the advances in Medicine that had taken place, most people could not access it. The major problems with NHI showed themselves in the 1930s during the Great Depression when so many were out of work, and so many accounts in arrears (upwards of 4 million) that the companies running the schemes made no profit, which was compounded when the government reduced its contribution.

The turning point came with the Second World War. The Government were in possession of some rather terrifying figures about expected casualty rates as a result of any enemy bombing action, which thankfully never came to pass, though the Government did not know this at the start of the war. Expected Casualties (because I found this during my dissertation research and I think it's really interesting) ) As a result the Government planned various strategies to deal with the expected casualties (including a stockpile of cardboard coffins). The one relevant to this "History of the NHS", is the Emergency Hospital Scheme, which was funded and run by the Government and was "designed to serve the purpose of a moment" - to look after those injured in the war, especially bombing victims. Under this scheme any treatment needed, including hospitalisation, was free. It was during this period, in 1942, the the Beveridge Report was published which proposed a "free national health service" as a way of combating the five 'Giant Evils' of Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness. The Conservatives, who nominally had the majority in the Commons at this time (though there was actually a "Government of National Unity" in power) refused to commit to putting in place the reforms, which was one of the reasons why they were beaten so comprehensively by the Labour party in the 1945 General Election. One of their first acts when they got in to power was the 1946 National Health Service Act, which provided in law for a free and comprehensive health care system.

The first day of this National Health Service was to be 5th July 1948 but there was an enormous amount of work that had to take place before it could start, including the nationalisation of Hospitals, the creation of health centres, the better/fairer distribution of doctors around the country and the creation of a new salary structure. On top of all this work, there was a huge amount of opposition (as with any large and sudden change). Most Local Authorities and Charitable Organisations who had previously run hospitals were opposed, as were doctors, who did not want to be employed by the government, or told where to work. In fact, at the beginning of 1948 90% of doctors said that they would not co-operate with the NHS. There was also opposition from many who were scared by the huge costs involved, but Aneurin Bevan who was Minister for Health at this time argued that Britain could afford it, and had to afford it. Bevan worked extremely hard to ensure the creation of the NHS, and by hook or by crook (he allowed doctors to work for the NHS and keep private patients while getting the public to sign up with doctors for the NHS - if a doctor didn't sign the form, he risked losing the patient [and the funding that came with them] to a doctor who would), made sure that over 90% of doctors had signed up by the opening day.

The benefits of the NHS were visible very quickly, especially in those groups which had not been covered until its creation. Maternal and infant mortality levels fell very quickly and life expectancy rose, especially as the new techniques and drugs (such as Penicillin) became available at no cost to people who would have died for want of them.

In 2008 we're looking at:
* An average life expectancy of 77 years, with more and more living until 100.
* An average of 5.2 out of every 1000 babies dying before the age of 1 (0.52%) [figures from 2006]
* Everyone can see a doctor, irrespective of whether they can pay

What I'm trying to say in an incredibly long winded way is that the NHS may not be perfect, but in comparison to what we have had before it is amazing, and I sometimes think we lose sight of just how brilliant it is amongst all the complaining about the things that are wrong and the compromises that sometimes have to be made.

My dad was chronically ill with Type 1 Diabetes most of his life, and we did not have to pay towards his care. His final illness and the two weeks spent in intensive care did not bankrupt us. My sister was born 15 weeks prematurely and spent her 16 hours of life receiving the best care available in 1982, and my parents were not left with a crippling bill as well as a dead daughter. When my mum hurt her back and she was in bed for 6 weeks her care (a physio, home help twice a day, doctors visits, nurse visits) did not cost us. When my mum was pregnant with me and was kept in hospital for most of those 9 months my parents did not have to check her out because they were worried about the cost, nor did they have to worry about the bill they were getting at the end. When I was ill with depression I did not have to worry about the cost of my prescriptions or my counselling. The times Phil has injured himself we have not had to worry about the bill from the Hospital for getting him checked out. Ben and I have not had to worry that while I've been off work I've been without coverage for my health (or traded electricity/food/rent for insurance coverage).

I think there's a lot to be said for that. So Happy Birthday NHS, here's to many many more.

ETA: Pretty much 1500 words. I wrote as much as that in some of my degree essays. Sorry guys!

ETA2 (2011): Since I wrote this my mum died from a rare form of Cancer. Her care was second to none and nothing was denied her on grounds of cost. We were not left with crippling bills, and not having to worry about finding money for her care made her last weeks and days easier for everyone.

lizziec: (acid)
Today the NHS turns 60, and I want to wish it a very happy birthday and wish it well for the next 60. I know there are plenty of problems with it, I am not blinkered enough to say that there could not be improvements, but I believe that it is one of the greatest achievements of this country, especially in the post-World War II period. Here's why.

In 1900 (that's only 108 years ago) in this country:
* Life expectancy was below 50 years
* 163 out of every 1000 babies born died before they reached the age of 1 (that's 16.3%)
* The majority of families could not afford to see a doctor

The government refused to interfere as the emphasis at this point in time was on a "laissez-faire" country, meaning that things should be left to take their own course. It was believed that interference by the Government would strangle the economy, so generally people were left to sink or swim as they could. During the latter years of the 19th Century, and the early years of the 20th Century many reports began to come out which drew attention to the plight of the poor, which was reinforced by something of a recruitment crisis for the army during the Boer War. Of those who volunteered 35% (over a third) were rejected as medically unfit, generally because of problems related to poverty.

This changed in 1906 when the Liberal Party was elected, with David Lloyd George as their Chancellor of the Exchequor, and what followed was a package of reforms that ultimately led to a constitutional crisis. The reforms included the setting up of Old Age Pensions, free school meals (which went quite some way to tackling malnutrition among the poor), slum clearance programmes and Labour Exchanges (see here for more information).

The most pertinent reform to what I'm discussing today was the 1911 National Health Insurance act, which brought in various safeguards for those in employment who could afford to contribute to a scheme, which would then pay for them to go see a doctor if ill, and pay a small sum every week if the contributor were unemployed or unable to work. The government paid a sum to the scheme, as did the employer. The limitations of this scheme were numerous. It only covered those able to work, which at this period were mostly men, and even then the only hospitalisation it payed for was sanitorium treatment for TB. It did not cover those earning too little to be able to afford to contribute, children, the elderly, women, and those who were chronically and mentally ill. As a result, many still relied on the quack remedies that they had done before the scheme came in to force. The sad truth was that despite the advances in Medicine that had taken place, most people could not access it. The major problems with NHI showed themselves in the 1930s during the Great Depression when so many were out of work, and so many accounts in arrears (upwards of 4 million) that the companies running the schemes made no profit, which was compounded when the government reduced its contribution.

The turning point came with the Second World War. The Government were in possession of some rather terrifying figures about expected casualty rates as a result of any enemy bombing action, which thankfully never came to pass, though the Government did not know this at the start of the war. Expected Casualties (because I found this during my dissertation research and I think it's really interesting) ) As a result the Government planned various strategies to deal with the expected casualties (including a stockpile of cardboard coffins). The one relevant to this "History of the NHS", is the Emergency Hospital Scheme, which was funded and run by the Government and was "designed to serve the purpose of a moment" - to look after those injured in the war, especially bombing victims. Under this scheme any treatment needed, including hospitalisation, was free. It was during this period, in 1942, the the Beveridge Report was published which proposed a "free national health service" as a way of combating the five 'Giant Evils' of Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness. The Conservatives, who nominally had the majority in the Commons at this time (though there was actually a "Government of National Unity" in power) refused to commit to putting in place the reforms, which was one of the reasons why they were beaten so comprehensively by the Labour party in the 1945 General Election. One of their first acts when they got in to power was the 1946 National Health Service Act, which provided in law for a free and comprehensive health care system.

The first day of this National Health Service was to be 5th July 1948 but there was an enormous amount of work that had to take place before it could start, including the nationalisation of Hospitals, the creation of health centres, the better/fairer distribution of doctors around the country and the creation of a new salary structure. On top of all this work, there was a huge amount of opposition (as with any large and sudden change). Most Local Authorities and Charitable Organisations who had previously run hospitals were opposed, as were doctors, who did not want to be employed by the government, or told where to work. In fact, at the beginning of 1948 90% of doctors said that they would not co-operate with the NHS. There was also opposition from many who were scared by the huge costs involved, but Aneurin Bevan who was Minister for Health at this time argued that Britain could afford it, and had to afford it. Bevan worked extremely hard to ensure the creation of the NHS, and by hook or by crook (he allowed doctors to work for the NHS and keep private patients while getting the public to sign up with doctors for the NHS - if a doctor didn't sign the form, he risked losing the patient [and the funding that came with them] to a doctor who would), made sure that over 90% of doctors had signed up by the opening day.

The benefits of the NHS were visible very quickly, especially in those groups which had not been covered until its creation. Maternal and infant mortality levels fell very quickly and life expectancy rose, especially as the new techniques and drugs (such as Penicillin) became available at no cost to people who would have died for want of them.

In 2008 we're looking at:
* An average life expectancy of 77 years, with more and more living until 100.
* An average of 5.2 out of every 1000 babies dying before the age of 1 (0.52%) [figures from 2006]
* Everyone can see a doctor, irrespective of whether they can pay

What I'm trying to say in an incredibly long winded way is that the NHS may not be perfect, but in comparison to what we have had before it is amazing, and I sometimes think we lose sight of just how brilliant it is amongst all the complaining about the things that are wrong and the compromises that sometimes have to be made.

My dad was chronically ill with Type 1 Diabetes most of his life, and we did not have to pay towards his care. His final illness and the two weeks spent in intensive care did not bankrupt us. My sister was born 15 weeks prematurely and spent her 16 hours of life receiving the best care available in 1982, and my parents were not left with a crippling bill as well as a dead daughter. When my mum hurt her back and she was in bed for 6 weeks her care (a physio, home help twice a day, doctors visits, nurse visits) did not cost us. When my mum was pregnant with me and was kept in hospital for most of those 9 months my parents did not have to check her out because they were worried about the cost, nor did they have to worry about the bill they were getting at the end. When I was ill with depression I did not have to worry about the cost of my prescriptions or my counselling. The times Phil has injured himself we have not had to worry about the bill from the Hospital for getting him checked out. Ben and I have not had to worry that while I've been off work I've been without coverage for my health (or traded electricity/food/rent for insurance coverage).

I think there's a lot to be said for that. So Happy Birthday NHS, here's to many many more.

ETA: Pretty much 1500 words. I wrote as much as that in some of my degree essays. Sorry guys!

ETA2 (2011): Since I wrote this my mum died from a rare form of Cancer. Her care was second to none and nothing was denied her on grounds of cost. We were not left with crippling bills, and not having to worry about finding money for her care made her last weeks and days easier for everyone.
lizziec: (bookshop)
I have a 4k word essay due tomorrow morning. I will be working all night and therefore spamming you horrendously with my progress.

Deal.

4:37am

FINISHED! :D


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,859 / 4,000
(96.5%)


I'm now going to have a cornflake cake and catch some zzzzz's. Have to be at uni in 4.5 hours :|


4:34am
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3,844 / 4,000
(96.1%)


BWhahah!

4:26am
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3,699 / 4,000
(92.5%)


So close!

Hrm. Hungry. Perhaps I should have a crispy cake... :|

Decisions, decisions...

4:13am
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3,450 / 4,000
(86.3%)


OOh! I really am getting there! :D

3:56am
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3,086 / 4,000
(77.1%)


I think I might be getting there... :O

3:36am
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2,660 / 4,000
(66.5%)


Yay! Someone else is up! I thought I was the only one after [livejournal.com profile] kimble and [livejournal.com profile] barakta wimped out unusally "early" for them ;)

Yay for [livejournal.com profile] manyfacesofjase! :D He wins the prize ;)

3:17am
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2,220 / 4,000
(55.5%)


Powernap didn't help. Still exhausted. Doesn't help that Ben seems very restless tonight :|

2:20am
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1,928 / 4,000
(48.2%)


Keep falling asleep on my laptop. I also keep writing bollocks I have to go back and change after. I'm off for a power nap now I've reached practically half way. If I haven't spammed again in an hour call me :|

2:05am
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1:46am
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1,212 / 4,000
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Oh fuck off. I must have done more than that :| :(

1:08am
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802 / 4,000
(20.1%)


12:30am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
358 / 4,000
(8.9%)


I still have a long way to go... :|

On the up side, I have now written my bibliography. Go me.
lizziec: (bookshop)
I have a 4k word essay due tomorrow morning. I will be working all night and therefore spamming you horrendously with my progress.

Deal.

4:37am

FINISHED! :D


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,859 / 4,000
(96.5%)


I'm now going to have a cornflake cake and catch some zzzzz's. Have to be at uni in 4.5 hours :|


4:34am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,844 / 4,000
(96.1%)


BWhahah!

4:26am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,699 / 4,000
(92.5%)


So close!

Hrm. Hungry. Perhaps I should have a crispy cake... :|

Decisions, decisions...

4:13am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,450 / 4,000
(86.3%)


OOh! I really am getting there! :D

3:56am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,086 / 4,000
(77.1%)


I think I might be getting there... :O

3:36am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,660 / 4,000
(66.5%)


Yay! Someone else is up! I thought I was the only one after [livejournal.com profile] kimble and [livejournal.com profile] barakta wimped out unusally "early" for them ;)

Yay for [livejournal.com profile] manyfacesofjase! :D He wins the prize ;)

3:17am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,220 / 4,000
(55.5%)


Powernap didn't help. Still exhausted. Doesn't help that Ben seems very restless tonight :|

2:20am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,928 / 4,000
(48.2%)


Keep falling asleep on my laptop. I also keep writing bollocks I have to go back and change after. I'm off for a power nap now I've reached practically half way. If I haven't spammed again in an hour call me :|

2:05am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,657 / 4,000
(41.4%)


1:46am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,212 / 4,000
(30.3%)


Oh fuck off. I must have done more than that :| :(

1:08am
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802 / 4,000
(20.1%)


12:30am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
358 / 4,000
(8.9%)


I still have a long way to go... :|

On the up side, I have now written my bibliography. Go me.
lizziec: (galaxies)
Essay 1 was:
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2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Essay 2 was:
Zokutou word meter
5,264 / 5,000
(105.0%)


Essay 3, finished tonight in a push to finally finish it after crawling along for a week:
Zokutou word meter
2,696 / 2,500
(107.0%)


of which I did 1700 today ;)

Go me :P

[edit]
I just realised I finished the last essay that I have to do as an undergrad (barring exams). I just cried. I feel very emotional about it. How odd.

I don't want to leave and this brought me one step closer :'(
lizziec: (galaxies)
Essay 1 was:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Essay 2 was:
Zokutou word meter
5,264 / 5,000
(105.0%)


Essay 3, finished tonight in a push to finally finish it after crawling along for a week:
Zokutou word meter
2,696 / 2,500
(107.0%)


of which I did 1700 today ;)

Go me :P

[edit]
I just realised I finished the last essay that I have to do as an undergrad (barring exams). I just cried. I feel very emotional about it. How odd.

I don't want to leave and this brought me one step closer :'(
lizziec: (Default)
Essay 1
How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War?

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Found here in doc format and here in pdf.

Essay 2
In what ways and with what degree of success did the state promote new cultural policies during and immediately following the Second World War (1939-51)?

Zokutou word meter
5,264 / 5,000
(105.0%)


Found here in doc format and here in pdf.

Proof readers please *begs*

Two down, two to go (including scary 10000 word one)
lizziec: (Default)
Essay 1
How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War?

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Found here in doc format and here in pdf.

Essay 2
In what ways and with what degree of success did the state promote new cultural policies during and immediately following the Second World War (1939-51)?

Zokutou word meter
5,264 / 5,000
(105.0%)


Found here in doc format and here in pdf.

Proof readers please *begs*

Two down, two to go (including scary 10000 word one)

Rargh!

10 April 2005 03:39 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Almost there!

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4,800 / 5,000
(96.0%)

Rargh!

10 April 2005 03:39 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Almost there!

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4,800 / 5,000
(96.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
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2,405 / 5,000
(48.0%)


In other news, ben has lost his mind, though watching him interrogate a cadbury's creme egg was mildly amusing.
lizziec: (Default)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,405 / 5,000
(48.0%)


In other news, ben has lost his mind, though watching him interrogate a cadbury's creme egg was mildly amusing.
lizziec: (Default)
Four essays which must have word counts that add up to 20500 words.

So far I have completed one essay:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


I'm progressing with another:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
958 / 5,000
(19.0%)


But it all looks pitiful when you put it into the word meter for the total :( :

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,876 / 20,500
(18.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
Four essays which must have word counts that add up to 20500 words.

So far I have completed one essay:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


I'm progressing with another:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
958 / 5,000
(19.0%)


But it all looks pitiful when you put it into the word meter for the total :( :

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,876 / 20,500
(18.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
I have now finished one essay.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Oops - I'm over that word limit :S

I'd be greatful for proofreaders please:

How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War? in document format
How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War? in pdf format

One down, three to go... :S
lizziec: (Default)
I have now finished one essay.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,918 / 2,500
(116.0%)


Oops - I'm over that word limit :S

I'd be greatful for proofreaders please:

How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War? in document format
How important was Oh! What a Lovely War in confirming the myth of the Great War? in pdf format

One down, three to go... :S
lizziec: (Default)
5 questions meme. You can comment, and I will give you 5 questions that you have to answer in you're own LJ. Questions courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] violetnights

1. Zip forwards 10 years time. Where do you see yourself? What will you be doing?
I see myself mother of one, pregnant with my second, a successful teacher, happily married (and still very much in love) and owner of my own home. *touches wood*

2. You've been given the incredible oppurtunity to rid the world of one evil (war, famine, sickness or whatever you think). What would you do and why?
I think I'd choose conflict - once people can work together then all other barriers can be overcome.

3. What's your favourite gemostone and why?
Sapphire - I love the beautiful dark blue a really good Sapphire gives off :)

4. Do you believe in ghosts? Had any supernatural experiences?
I don't believe in ghosts as such - I do believe in spirits, which in my opinion are different - you can sense them but they can do you no harm and you can't see them.

I also don't know that I'd call my experiences supernatural but I've felt many times as if someone is behind me when they aren't. I've also had a very real dream in which my father talked to me, but I'm still not sure what to make of either of those instances ;)

5. Which country would you most like to visit, if money were no object.
ooh - tough one! I think either China or Australia, with the US as a close third.

A Meme Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lisaofdoom
A secret should be told to you by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with A, B, C, D
A compliment should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with E, F, G, H
However, a complaint about you should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with I, J, K, L
Some song lyrics should be posted for you to guess, by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with M, N, O, P
Also, a memory of you should be posted by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with Q, R, S, T
Ten words that bring you to mind should be posted by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with U, V, W, X
An "anonymous" comment should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with Y, Z, numbers, or a _


Here's how far I am with my essay...
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
157 / 2,500
(6.0%)


...and a picture for you all!
lizziec: (Default)
5 questions meme. You can comment, and I will give you 5 questions that you have to answer in you're own LJ. Questions courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] violetnights

1. Zip forwards 10 years time. Where do you see yourself? What will you be doing?
I see myself mother of one, pregnant with my second, a successful teacher, happily married (and still very much in love) and owner of my own home. *touches wood*

2. You've been given the incredible oppurtunity to rid the world of one evil (war, famine, sickness or whatever you think). What would you do and why?
I think I'd choose conflict - once people can work together then all other barriers can be overcome.

3. What's your favourite gemostone and why?
Sapphire - I love the beautiful dark blue a really good Sapphire gives off :)

4. Do you believe in ghosts? Had any supernatural experiences?
I don't believe in ghosts as such - I do believe in spirits, which in my opinion are different - you can sense them but they can do you no harm and you can't see them.

I also don't know that I'd call my experiences supernatural but I've felt many times as if someone is behind me when they aren't. I've also had a very real dream in which my father talked to me, but I'm still not sure what to make of either of those instances ;)

5. Which country would you most like to visit, if money were no object.
ooh - tough one! I think either China or Australia, with the US as a close third.

A Meme Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lisaofdoom
A secret should be told to you by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with A, B, C, D
A compliment should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with E, F, G, H
However, a complaint about you should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with I, J, K, L
Some song lyrics should be posted for you to guess, by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with M, N, O, P
Also, a memory of you should be posted by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with Q, R, S, T
Ten words that bring you to mind should be posted by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with U, V, W, X
An "anonymous" comment should be left by: anyone with LJ usernames beginning with Y, Z, numbers, or a _


Here's how far I am with my essay...
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
157 / 2,500
(6.0%)


...and a picture for you all!
lizziec: (Default)
I have now uploaded my pics of the moof curry meet/MoofCon reunion and the incredibly cute lambs that live in a field on the way to the childrens school. The lambs only went into the field last week so most of this week the children and I have been leaving home early for school just so we get time to look at them :))

CUTE! )

Didn't finish essay. Am stupid. Will finish it by close of play Monday...

Sunshine good. Off to Whitstable later :D
lizziec: (Default)
I have now uploaded my pics of the moof curry meet/MoofCon reunion and the incredibly cute lambs that live in a field on the way to the childrens school. The lambs only went into the field last week so most of this week the children and I have been leaving home early for school just so we get time to look at them :))

CUTE! )

Didn't finish essay. Am stupid. Will finish it by close of play Monday...

Sunshine good. Off to Whitstable later :D
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Today I wrote 800 words in 40 mins for seminar prep.

For my essay I have written 200 in an hour.

I'm stupid :( I just can't do it.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
285 / 2,500
(11.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
Today I wrote 800 words in 40 mins for seminar prep.

For my essay I have written 200 in an hour.

I'm stupid :( I just can't do it.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
285 / 2,500
(11.0%)
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Expect updates here. Updates will include the ever popular word meter :P

Today I had an uncanny experience. I was in the library and about to go up in the lift. There was already a girl waiting there with 5 law books and I mentioned it. She said to me "Oh - you're a third year aren't you?"

I looked a little puzzled and said "yeah - how did you know?"

She said "I lived in darwin my first year and I remember you always being on the computers. See, I was on them a lot too cos I was homesick and I thought people would see me there all the time and think I was strange. Then I'd see you and feel a bit better cos you were there as much as I was"

This comment made me smile and then become a bit worried really. I know I was on the computers in Darwin a lot in my first year but I didn't realuse I was known for it! ;)
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Expect updates here. Updates will include the ever popular word meter :P

Today I had an uncanny experience. I was in the library and about to go up in the lift. There was already a girl waiting there with 5 law books and I mentioned it. She said to me "Oh - you're a third year aren't you?"

I looked a little puzzled and said "yeah - how did you know?"

She said "I lived in darwin my first year and I remember you always being on the computers. See, I was on them a lot too cos I was homesick and I thought people would see me there all the time and think I was strange. Then I'd see you and feel a bit better cos you were there as much as I was"

This comment made me smile and then become a bit worried really. I know I was on the computers in Darwin a lot in my first year but I didn't realuse I was known for it! ;)
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Ah - yes... Compsoc :P

I am now officially society Secretary for the rest of this academic year. Meeting minutes from the sgm are here for the interested.

Been busy sorting things already. Am busy and happy :)

Handed essay in today. Have another overdue :( Hopefully get that done over the weekend :)

Belated valentines post - Ben made me cry by surprising me and also being very sweet.

Still ups and downs and the downs can still be very nasty, but the ups are definately dominant and much more up :)

Yay!
lizziec: (Default)
Ah - yes... Compsoc :P

I am now officially society Secretary for the rest of this academic year. Meeting minutes from the sgm are here for the interested.

Been busy sorting things already. Am busy and happy :)

Handed essay in today. Have another overdue :( Hopefully get that done over the weekend :)

Belated valentines post - Ben made me cry by surprising me and also being very sweet.

Still ups and downs and the downs can still be very nasty, but the ups are definately dominant and much more up :)

Yay!
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Essay is here.

I have
Zokutou word meter
5,081 / 5,000
(101.0%)

with footnotes (I have to count footnotes)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,580 / 5,000
(91.0%)

without footnotes (I'm so glad we count footnotes!)

and
Zokutou word meter
5,341 / 5,000
(106.0%)

if you count all the words there, including the bibliography.

I'm so happy I think I could cry :D

Now to start on tomorrow's semnar prep... o.O :(

Edit: It's ok, you can come out now. I've stopped playing with the word meter ;)



Until the next essay, that is ;) Ph33r!
lizziec: (Default)
Essay is here.

I have
Zokutou word meter
5,081 / 5,000
(101.0%)

with footnotes (I have to count footnotes)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,580 / 5,000
(91.0%)

without footnotes (I'm so glad we count footnotes!)

and
Zokutou word meter
5,341 / 5,000
(106.0%)

if you count all the words there, including the bibliography.

I'm so happy I think I could cry :D

Now to start on tomorrow's semnar prep... o.O :(

Edit: It's ok, you can come out now. I've stopped playing with the word meter ;)



Until the next essay, that is ;) Ph33r!
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#1
#2
#3

Today I start with:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,159 / 5,000
(83.0%)


It will be finished, it will be finished... *dies*

10:45am So, one long search of torrentspy, rearranging of my history folder, reading the exmormon boards, trying to decide what to have for lunch and reading though my LJ friends page twice I have finally made a start.

I am now:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,315 / 5,000
(86.0%)

^^here :(

11:11am just 10% more! :D
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,518 / 5,000
(90.0%)


11:35am almost over, almost over
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,749 / 5,000
(94.0%)

*rocks back and forth*

12:08pm WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Zokutou word meter
5,081 / 5,000
(101.0%)


I FINALLY FINISHED! :D

Just the bibliography to do now.

Anyone who wants(!) to read it can find it here.
lizziec: (Default)
#1
#2
#3

Today I start with:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,159 / 5,000
(83.0%)


It will be finished, it will be finished... *dies*

10:45am So, one long search of torrentspy, rearranging of my history folder, reading the exmormon boards, trying to decide what to have for lunch and reading though my LJ friends page twice I have finally made a start.

I am now:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,315 / 5,000
(86.0%)

^^here :(

11:11am just 10% more! :D
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,518 / 5,000
(90.0%)


11:35am almost over, almost over
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,749 / 5,000
(94.0%)

*rocks back and forth*

12:08pm WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Zokutou word meter
5,081 / 5,000
(101.0%)


I FINALLY FINISHED! :D

Just the bibliography to do now.

Anyone who wants(!) to read it can find it here.
lizziec: (Default)
Previous entries here (Sunday) and here (Monday).

Last night I went to bed rather dejected with my word count:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,100 / 5,000
(62.0%)


Today I was looking after an ill(ish) four year old (story here later or tomorrow or something) so realised I would only get a limited amount done, especially given I couldn't type as no poota, so was all one on paper. Anyway, despite all distractions today I still raised it to:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,695 / 5,000
(73.0%)


And this is where I start tonight. I just want it finished. I doubt I can finish it tonight, but who knows... Stranger things and all that...o.O

Bedtime. I'm into the final stretch. Hopefully will be finished by tomorrow evening. It'd better be...
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,159 / 5,000
(83.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
Previous entries here (Sunday) and here (Monday).

Last night I went to bed rather dejected with my word count:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,100 / 5,000
(62.0%)


Today I was looking after an ill(ish) four year old (story here later or tomorrow or something) so realised I would only get a limited amount done, especially given I couldn't type as no poota, so was all one on paper. Anyway, despite all distractions today I still raised it to:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,695 / 5,000
(73.0%)


And this is where I start tonight. I just want it finished. I doubt I can finish it tonight, but who knows... Stranger things and all that...o.O

Bedtime. I'm into the final stretch. Hopefully will be finished by tomorrow evening. It'd better be...
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,159 / 5,000
(83.0%)
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here, I failed miserably :(

So I'm going to try again and see how far I get tonight :S

7:09pm starting point
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,321 / 5,000
(46.0%)


9:05pm Half an hour and I'm giving up and going to bed >.<
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,900 / 5,000
(57.0%)

Will this fucking thing never end? :'(
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here, I failed miserably :(

So I'm going to try again and see how far I get tonight :S

7:09pm starting point
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,321 / 5,000
(46.0%)


9:05pm Half an hour and I'm giving up and going to bed >.<
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,900 / 5,000
(57.0%)

Will this fucking thing never end? :'(
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I'm on the clock. There is a 5000 word essay due at 10am tomorrow. I will update during my breaks thoughout the day how I am doing, with the help of the funky word meter I found though [livejournal.com profile] lisaofdoom's journal at the end of nanowrimo.

3:26pm Just starting out
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
896 / 5,000
(17.0%)


4:43pm Must try harder
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,187 / 5,000
(23.0%)


6:30pm shiiiiiiit
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,437 / 5,000
(28.0%)


10:23pm OMGWTF!!!!!111!1!one (aka one nap later)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,813 / 5,000
(36.0%)


11:45pm Dooooooooooooooooooooomed
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,083 / 5,000
(41.0%)


00:03am I think I'm going to cry
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,219 / 5,000
(44.0%)
lizziec: (Default)
I'm on the clock. There is a 5000 word essay due at 10am tomorrow. I will update during my breaks thoughout the day how I am doing, with the help of the funky word meter I found though [livejournal.com profile] lisaofdoom's journal at the end of nanowrimo.

3:26pm Just starting out
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
896 / 5,000
(17.0%)


4:43pm Must try harder
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,187 / 5,000
(23.0%)


6:30pm shiiiiiiit
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,437 / 5,000
(28.0%)


10:23pm OMGWTF!!!!!111!1!one (aka one nap later)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,813 / 5,000
(36.0%)


11:45pm Dooooooooooooooooooooomed
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,083 / 5,000
(41.0%)


00:03am I think I'm going to cry
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,219 / 5,000
(44.0%)
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Pissed Off



"why?" I hear you ask.

I'll tell you.

I have a 5k word essay due in on Friday at 12pm. I looked for the books in the library (of which there is generally one copy of each text for a class of 15 all of whom will be writing the essay) at the end of last term and found they were all out on four week loan and not due back until this Wednesday. I found the books I could and put reservations on the others and sent an email to my tutor for this subject explaining the situation and asking if he had any of these texts that I could borrow for the holidays, mentioning that I could collect them from anywhere in the Canterbury area.

The email bounced because his email box was full.

Today I found him to ask

  1. Why the texts weren't in the short loans collection when there are so few of them and would clearly be in short supply

  2. Why a certain text wasn't in the library at all

  3. If I could have an extention in light of the fact that I could not get hold of a majority of the texts I needed to write the essay



He agreed at once to item 3 in light of the circumstances. In response to question 2 he said it was the History Librarian's fault and he had requested the book in 2003 and it still hadn't been purchased. This goes against everything I know of the History Librarian who when asked by my other history tutor always makes appropriate provision for the books of that module. To item 1 he said to me that I should have

  1. started work on my essay when I got the title and book list in the middle of last term

  2. appraised him on the situation of availability of books because he is "a very busy man who has to keep track of a great many things"

  3. put a reserve on the items I wanted



Number 3 I did, but when the items aren't due back until two days before the essay is due in there is not a lot putting a reserve on an item can do. Number 1 is a fair point and I know I should have started sooner. However, I didn't and given the number of people who needed the books and the amount of time the chances are that without them being put into short loans not everyone would have had access to them anyway.*1 I believe point number 2 is him trying to excuse himself. It is not the task of the student to make sure that the texts they need are properly available from the library. Before he issued the book list he should have made sure that all items on it were easily available for the number of students who would need access to them. He is the lecturer and he should liase with library staff to ensure each book on that list has the relevant amount of loan time attached.

When I told him that I had emailed him during the holidays about it and the email had bounced he said "sweetheart, you need to be realistic about these things. Firstly I was in Suffolk*2 and secondly it's unreasonable for you to expect me to check my email on boxing day. Noone checks their email then".*3

After this I was far too pissed to speak any more so I thanked him for the extention after telling him once more that it was unacceptable and walked out.

I'm still livid. I know I probably overreacted, but I'm still rather angry. Just

GRRRRR

.

On top of this he was being all flappy all lesson about how the ten week term this term (usually 12 weeks - two weeks are carried over to the next term this year owing to an early easter). He told us he had cut some material because the shorter term meant he couldn't fit everything in. This is not true. The general understanding is that in this event the first two weeks are to be treated as the last two of the previous term. He explained that nothing like this had happened before. Bollocks had it - I know that at the University of Kent we used to run by a three terms of 10 weeks instead of the 12 12 6 system that we have at present, and this was not so long ago (though before my time ;)). Certainly during his. He's been here for years.

I give up with History Professors. I really do >.<

*sigh*

*grrrr*

*1 ordinary loan is 4 weeks. There are options available to tutors for soon to become high demand books to have them put to 1 week loan, short loan collection (a loan of overnight [from whenever the books is withdrawn until 10am the next day]) or even short loan four hour collection where the book is restricted to the library and only allowed to be used for a stretch of four hours at a time.

*2 may not have been Suffolk. I was a rather pissed at the time from him calling me "sweetheart". Was also very pissed for being patronised. I'm 21. There is no need to treat me as if I'm 6.

*3 I checked mine every day of the holidays including christmas day :o I wasn't asking him to check it then, or on boxing day, but at some point during the holidays was not too much to ask I feel.
lizziec: (Default)

Pissed Off



"why?" I hear you ask.

I'll tell you.

I have a 5k word essay due in on Friday at 12pm. I looked for the books in the library (of which there is generally one copy of each text for a class of 15 all of whom will be writing the essay) at the end of last term and found they were all out on four week loan and not due back until this Wednesday. I found the books I could and put reservations on the others and sent an email to my tutor for this subject explaining the situation and asking if he had any of these texts that I could borrow for the holidays, mentioning that I could collect them from anywhere in the Canterbury area.

The email bounced because his email box was full.

Today I found him to ask

  1. Why the texts weren't in the short loans collection when there are so few of them and would clearly be in short supply

  2. Why a certain text wasn't in the library at all

  3. If I could have an extention in light of the fact that I could not get hold of a majority of the texts I needed to write the essay



He agreed at once to item 3 in light of the circumstances. In response to question 2 he said it was the History Librarian's fault and he had requested the book in 2003 and it still hadn't been purchased. This goes against everything I know of the History Librarian who when asked by my other history tutor always makes appropriate provision for the books of that module. To item 1 he said to me that I should have

  1. started work on my essay when I got the title and book list in the middle of last term

  2. appraised him on the situation of availability of books because he is "a very busy man who has to keep track of a great many things"

  3. put a reserve on the items I wanted



Number 3 I did, but when the items aren't due back until two days before the essay is due in there is not a lot putting a reserve on an item can do. Number 1 is a fair point and I know I should have started sooner. However, I didn't and given the number of people who needed the books and the amount of time the chances are that without them being put into short loans not everyone would have had access to them anyway.*1 I believe point number 2 is him trying to excuse himself. It is not the task of the student to make sure that the texts they need are properly available from the library. Before he issued the book list he should have made sure that all items on it were easily available for the number of students who would need access to them. He is the lecturer and he should liase with library staff to ensure each book on that list has the relevant amount of loan time attached.

When I told him that I had emailed him during the holidays about it and the email had bounced he said "sweetheart, you need to be realistic about these things. Firstly I was in Suffolk*2 and secondly it's unreasonable for you to expect me to check my email on boxing day. Noone checks their email then".*3

After this I was far too pissed to speak any more so I thanked him for the extention after telling him once more that it was unacceptable and walked out.

I'm still livid. I know I probably overreacted, but I'm still rather angry. Just

GRRRRR

.

On top of this he was being all flappy all lesson about how the ten week term this term (usually 12 weeks - two weeks are carried over to the next term this year owing to an early easter). He told us he had cut some material because the shorter term meant he couldn't fit everything in. This is not true. The general understanding is that in this event the first two weeks are to be treated as the last two of the previous term. He explained that nothing like this had happened before. Bollocks had it - I know that at the University of Kent we used to run by a three terms of 10 weeks instead of the 12 12 6 system that we have at present, and this was not so long ago (though before my time ;)). Certainly during his. He's been here for years.

I give up with History Professors. I really do >.<

*sigh*

*grrrr*

*1 ordinary loan is 4 weeks. There are options available to tutors for soon to become high demand books to have them put to 1 week loan, short loan collection (a loan of overnight [from whenever the books is withdrawn until 10am the next day]) or even short loan four hour collection where the book is restricted to the library and only allowed to be used for a stretch of four hours at a time.

*2 may not have been Suffolk. I was a rather pissed at the time from him calling me "sweetheart". Was also very pissed for being patronised. I'm 21. There is no need to treat me as if I'm 6.

*3 I checked mine every day of the holidays including christmas day :o I wasn't asking him to check it then, or on boxing day, but at some point during the holidays was not too much to ask I feel.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] red_pill and [livejournal.com profile] cgaqualla respectively.

HASH(0x8ac971c)
You are Jack the Ripper. Yours were some of the
most brutal murders recorded in history--yet
your case is still to this day unsolved. You
came from out of the fog, killed violently and
quickly and disappeared without a trace. Then
for no apparent reason, you satisfy your blood
lust with ever-increasing ferocity, culminating
in the near destruction of your final victim,
and then you vanish from the scene forever. The
perfect ingredients for the perennial thriller.
You are quite the mysteriously demented?


Which Imfamous criminal are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

You scored as Pride.

</td>

Pride

69%

Sloth

44%

Lust

31%

Envy

25%

Wrath

25%

Gluttony

12%

Greed

0%

Seven deadly sins
created with QuizFarm.com


In other news, I found out I'm still capable of doing all nighters, but I'm not sure how I didn't die in my first year (those who knew me and my working habits then will know what I mean).

So...erm...yeah... O.o
lizziec: (Default)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] red_pill and [livejournal.com profile] cgaqualla respectively.

HASH(0x8ac971c)
You are Jack the Ripper. Yours were some of the
most brutal murders recorded in history--yet
your case is still to this day unsolved. You
came from out of the fog, killed violently and
quickly and disappeared without a trace. Then
for no apparent reason, you satisfy your blood
lust with ever-increasing ferocity, culminating
in the near destruction of your final victim,
and then you vanish from the scene forever. The
perfect ingredients for the perennial thriller.
You are quite the mysteriously demented?


Which Imfamous criminal are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

You scored as Pride.

</td>

Pride

69%

Sloth

44%

Lust

31%

Envy

25%

Wrath

25%

Gluttony

12%

Greed

0%

Seven deadly sins
created with QuizFarm.com


In other news, I found out I'm still capable of doing all nighters, but I'm not sure how I didn't die in my first year (those who knew me and my working habits then will know what I mean).

So...erm...yeah... O.o
lizziec: (Supernova)
I went to the doctor's today and had a good appt. Booked in again for a couplea weeks time, just before I go home for easter. She's a nice doctor and I'm glad I went even if I didn't want to before hand.

Am on the up now, my mood climbing a bit at a time. Had a bad afternoon yesterday. Had been really bouncy in the morning then at lunchtime I started spiralling down and didn't pull out of it till very late.

Yesterday as a whole was actually a good day, despite the mood spiral. I was pleased with myself for being able to write a 3000 word essay with IRC in the background and cos Sue was off sick I had a chance to talk to and play with paul which is always good cos whne he's in a good mood he cheers me up. Yesterday he was telling me about trees and how cutting them down killed them and doing all the actions and things nad tho I could only understand half the stuff he said (he's only 3) it was still great fun. He also said he liked me :)

I had a very positive meeting about my Speical Subject in Rutherford Upper Senior Common Room which is a really nice room and recognisable as the place where my UCAS stuff took place ;) It's got a beautiful view cos its at the very top of the building and am now getting quite excited about the course.

There are more Guys than Girls (not surprising for a topic that's partly military history, but I can tell by the way that at least one of them speaks to me that he is sexist... or at least looks down on me *git*) but still should be cool.

Have option of a 6000 word diss instead of the primary evidence paper which sounds good and if I do that together with te other modules I'm planning to do I should only have one exam next year. He says if we don't egt it done on time we won't be penalised, just reregistered for the exam instead. We will be having a trip to Ypres and also to the IWM and NAM. I've been to all these places before but they're great so I'm looking forward to going again and seeing them from a different perspective.

Ben and I had a nice cuddle together and he forced me to go out tho I didn't want to and that was good for me cos it started to help me pull out of how I was feeling. Foo and rah cooked nice meal of spag bol type things (tho too many carrots) and then crumpets and chocolate spread for afters (inspired by Paul's breakfast ;))

Went to bed as soon as got in...was very very tired and as a consequence got 10 and a half hours sleep or so. As a consequence of that I woke up on my own at 5:30 and got to doze for 30 mins or so which was a nice luxury. Was out of the house on time and did the hill all in one go which made me feel both tired and accomplished and even had time to photograph some frogspawn ben and I noticed a few days ago and have been watching develop. Can't wait till they hatch and become tadpoles. I want even more to see them as frogs cos I like frogs - they remind me of my pet frog Roger from when I was 8 :)
lizziec: (Supernova)
I went to the doctor's today and had a good appt. Booked in again for a couplea weeks time, just before I go home for easter. She's a nice doctor and I'm glad I went even if I didn't want to before hand.

Am on the up now, my mood climbing a bit at a time. Had a bad afternoon yesterday. Had been really bouncy in the morning then at lunchtime I started spiralling down and didn't pull out of it till very late.

Yesterday as a whole was actually a good day, despite the mood spiral. I was pleased with myself for being able to write a 3000 word essay with IRC in the background and cos Sue was off sick I had a chance to talk to and play with paul which is always good cos whne he's in a good mood he cheers me up. Yesterday he was telling me about trees and how cutting them down killed them and doing all the actions and things nad tho I could only understand half the stuff he said (he's only 3) it was still great fun. He also said he liked me :)

I had a very positive meeting about my Speical Subject in Rutherford Upper Senior Common Room which is a really nice room and recognisable as the place where my UCAS stuff took place ;) It's got a beautiful view cos its at the very top of the building and am now getting quite excited about the course.

There are more Guys than Girls (not surprising for a topic that's partly military history, but I can tell by the way that at least one of them speaks to me that he is sexist... or at least looks down on me *git*) but still should be cool.

Have option of a 6000 word diss instead of the primary evidence paper which sounds good and if I do that together with te other modules I'm planning to do I should only have one exam next year. He says if we don't egt it done on time we won't be penalised, just reregistered for the exam instead. We will be having a trip to Ypres and also to the IWM and NAM. I've been to all these places before but they're great so I'm looking forward to going again and seeing them from a different perspective.

Ben and I had a nice cuddle together and he forced me to go out tho I didn't want to and that was good for me cos it started to help me pull out of how I was feeling. Foo and rah cooked nice meal of spag bol type things (tho too many carrots) and then crumpets and chocolate spread for afters (inspired by Paul's breakfast ;))

Went to bed as soon as got in...was very very tired and as a consequence got 10 and a half hours sleep or so. As a consequence of that I woke up on my own at 5:30 and got to doze for 30 mins or so which was a nice luxury. Was out of the house on time and did the hill all in one go which made me feel both tired and accomplished and even had time to photograph some frogspawn ben and I noticed a few days ago and have been watching develop. Can't wait till they hatch and become tadpoles. I want even more to see them as frogs cos I like frogs - they remind me of my pet frog Roger from when I was 8 :)

Mwhahah

22 March 2004 04:09 pm
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It is *done*

2879 words

Mwhahah

22 March 2004 04:09 pm
lizziec: (Default)
It is *done*

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