November 10, 2014, by Olivia

That Time of Year Again

It is that time of year again where things that happen at this time of year… happen.

Some of them are good and some of them are bad and you can decide which is which.

Before I continue, I apologise for being away for so long. I have a good excuse this time (I promise!). You may have realised that there has been a reshuffle of the student bloggers and I had to do a bit of waiting to see if I was going to be reconsidered for the job. Thankfully the team have decided to take me on again so here I am! I also want to give a warm welcome to all the new bloggers this year, you take me back to the time I wrote my first ever blog post. :’)

Enough about me, let’s crack on with the post!

To start of, let me give you a short list:

1. Daylight Savings

2. Deadline/Mid-Term Season

3. Christmas Cheer


Daylight Savings
This is definitely one of the things on the list I dislike. I do quite a heavy course (Pharmacy) and I tend to have quite a few lectures that end at 5PM. Walking home in the dark isn’t something I enjoy especially when it is raining and there are soggy leaves  that are out to get me. Although I must say one positive about daylight savings is that I sometimes get to catch the sunset on my way home.

Only good thing about the sun setting at 4.30PM. #sunset #nottingham #VSCOCAM November 05, 2014 at 0755PM

Taken somewhere in Lenton.


Deadlines/Mid-Term Season
I am sure you have noticed; libraries filling up, 24/7 opening times beginning very soon, people fumbling to print off reports or spending late nights at the library to finish up that big essay. Sadly this is also the case for me, I have 2000 word essay due the very same week I have two exams just 10 days from today. I have spent my entire weekend drifting between states of productivity and (mostly) procrastination.

Banana Bread

Product of my procrastination: banana bread!


Christmas Cheer (already?!)
I cannot count the number of times that I have heard the question “Have you seen the new John Lewis ad?” whether it was directed towards me or someone else. I have to say it gave me some feels. However, not being from England I find it really strange how quickly everyone gets into the Christmas spirit come November (not that it is a bad thing, just strange). Saying that, I am quite happy that the Starbucks red cups are back. Their gingerbread latte gives me life during deadline season!

Red cup to the rescue. p/s: The Jubilee library has such a good views!


That is enough from me for now, I should probably get back to my essay.. Hope you all have a lovely week ahead and I wish you the best coping with deadline season!

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