Medley of Miscellany

This is basically me – drinks are great, but if I’ve got one already, mozzarella sticks are the way to go.

A beautiful short poem about having strong emotions. So much yes.

Rosie writes some of the best posts. This one about Edinburgh makes me ache to visit again.

Take a 30-minute break.

A helpful post about having sponsored posts on your blog.

A list of AMAZING life-tips.

Have a great day!

Sunday Photo Mishmash: new books!

This week was super busy, yet lovely. Yesterday, however, was rather splendid. I had brunch with my two best friends, met some relatives I hadn’t met for months, went to the ever-awesome Mediterranean Literature Festival, and bought a bunch of fantastic books. A bookshop was having a 25% off deal, and I couldn’t wait to buy some yummy books. What I wasn’t expecting, though, was to see the new Ian McEwan on a shelf. Even though I pre-ordered it from the Book Depository, it hadn’t arrived in the mail, and the next possible delivery date is TUESDAY, which is preposterously late… so I gave in and bought it anyway. I’m almost halfway through already, and adoring it, so… yeah.

Have a glorious long weekend!

06/09 Thesis Progress: I GOT AN A.

After a long and arduous journey, my thesis has been bound and submitted, and the result is in. I want to burst with happiness and pride – my grade is an A. My viva was held in July, an hour-and-ten-minutes-long weird and wonderful and TAXING and OH-SO-OVERWHELMING experience, by the end of which I was sobbing with sheer emotion. (I really need to get this crying thing under control. Anyway.)

It has been one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done, but I managed to cobble together a bunch of words which I’m really proud of, and which have been very well-received. It doesn’t contain any ground-breaking revelations, but I’m hugely pleased with my little academic contribution. Let’s hope there will be more to come throughout my life.

There were highs and a ridiculous amount of lows, but it all led to a very happy ending. I’m graduating Doctor of Laws in mid-November, and I got straight As in my final year’s subjects. I’ve essentially finally hacked the UoM law course, and managed to bag myself the notarial warrant, and a job as a lawyer(!!!!) in the process. High five, everyone! (You can totally achieve whatever you want, just ignore the negative/horrid people around you that try to get you down. They deserve The Worst Things.)

Things I Love Thursday

  • A wonderful support system
  • Planning and booking a really wonderful holiday for October
  • Indian food! So good.
  • A meal with my two best friends <3
  • Baklavaaaa
  • An audition!
  • Being helpful
  • Lovely work colleagues
  • Dave, my boyfriend, who is all sorts of wonderful
  • Experiencing a proper Maltese festa (sort of), including irkotta ice-cream and a banda
  • White wine