Monday, 25 November 2013

Mission “must not get ill” has commenced

Have any of your ever suffered from an internal fever? Along with your whole body hurting; your head in particular, blocked nose, dry coughs, sinuses acting up and experiencing the occurrence of an intermittent temperature? When you go out your layers of cloths and flesh no longer help to act as a barrier and the wind is able to rattle your bones?

Yeah, that's happening and I don't have time for any of this! So, mission stop getting any more ill and kick this illness to the curb has commenced! I've stocked up on everything Google thinks will help-I can't go to my GP because they have  a one problem one appointment policy ( I promise to take a picture of the sign that states this if and when I next go to grace my GP with my presence ;) ).

I’ve been taking the day and night nurse religiously and have made sure I’m constantly sipping hot drinks. Coats and scarfs have become second skin and I’ve been trying not to go out too much, in case I catch anything new. Don’t want to risk anything while my immune system is weak and busy fighting off this annoying trespasser.

I have had to finish and hand in an essay as well as complete a set of online MCQs in this state. Not my finest work. However, I am hoping that my efforts to fight this and stay positive will help me get through this quickly. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


This month I have to submit a case study, an essay on atherosclerosis, complete a literature review on a cancer paper, complete 2 sets of MCQs for microbiology, START my final year project, prepare to do a presentation regarding my final year project and get up to date on all my lectures. 

So, (I’m starting this month on Monday the 4th) I have about 4 weeks-27 days- 648 hours! After factoring out sleep and lectures I am left with 376 hours. That doesn't sound that bad when I break it up like that. But I still think it’s not going to be easy.

By the time you read this, I would have handed in my essay & case study and completed one set of MCQs.   

The reason why I’m trying to stay up-to-date with everything is because; for the first time we have January exams. This was not the case during my first and second year. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it because sometimes I think it’s good to be tested on these subjects when they are still fresh in our mind instead of in May but then I also think it’s very important to actually get to spend our Christmas break, taking a ‘break’. It helps us to recuperate and reorganise ourselves for the second term. Now because of the January exams, our Christmas holidays are going to be spent revising for our exams (hopefully) and for same strange reason I am fretting about this in November and not December.

As this post has been quite a random one, I will end with some facts about November.
The name ‘November’ comes from the Latin for nine (novem), as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar.

There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets.

November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.

November of 1986 was when the speed limit for horseless carriages in Britain was raised from 4 mph to 14 mph.

The 4th of November use to be called Mischief night. This was the night when all sorts of approved naughty things were done. The main idea was to put things in the wrong place. Apparently Germany still celebrates Mischief night but on the 1st of May.