a question sheet from my brother’s GCSE science class (this is for 16 year-olds) is as follows:
1. In the box below, draw a picture of a scientist. 2. What is your scientist doing?
now, i’m guessing to get the marks they are expected to draw a scientist undertaking an experiment they’ve learned about, and then correctly explain the procedure. but you could literally do anything with those instructions. you could draw a scientist on the toilet and write “the scientist is conducting an experiment to investigate what effect eating three whole boxes of prunes has had on his digestive system.” you could draw him in a club throwing some shapes and write “the scientist is conducting an experiment to calculate the approximate pulling index of his dance moves.” i wouldn’t be able to contain myself if i was given a question like that.
god, it smells nice. nuffin’ like going to the salon, getting your hair played with (which, as we all know, is one of the best feelings in the world), having a chitchat with the lovely stylist, and getting a much-needed little head massage when they wash off the dye, mmm
i’ve only had my roots retouched and the ends thinned out, and it’s put me sixty quid out of pocket, but it looksh fantashtic ♥
although i love my full side-fringe and choppy textured look, as well as my usual dark eye make-up, it’s keeping me looking the same as i did when i was eighteen. i’m twenty now, a fully fledged uni student, very close to entering the career world, and i want to make the most of that!
so i’m growing out my hair, letting it form its natural waves and curls, changing the parting to open out my face, and wearing much more minimal make-up. since i’m gonna be roughing it in a tent all summer, this is exactly what i need! ♥
this happens in my county and probably says a lot about the way i am
every year, thousands gather at cooper’s hill to observe or take part in chasing wheels of cheese down the dangerously steep slope. the first to the bottom wins the cheese, and as you can see from the video there are often one hell of a lot of broken limbs and necks (as well as the occasional death).
you know you’re back in the forest of dean when you see articles like this in the local paper.
apparently, some bloke dressed in a skin-tight blue rubber suit, who one witness thinks “looks like a smurf”, has been “acting suspiciously” by “waving at women and doing star-jumps while running up to them”.
one local quite rightly asked, “why would the police think this is odd behaviour for the area?”
today i have managed to break my toe, attain a swollen knee and get my other foot shut in the car door, all on separate occasions!
i look after myself perfectly fine for seven months (let’s forget the time i put my hand on the stove, shall we) - and the second i’m back in my parents’ house, i’m suddenly a bumbling idiot who should probably be in care
and we only have one icepack so i’m having to periodically move it around my body, it’s pretty fun
What did you study at A Level to get onto the Earth Science degree? it sounds so interesting ah;;
i did physics, chemistry, geography and maths! you don’t have to do those exact subjects, though; they just help. those who don’t have a foundation in them might have to do more extra reading, but everyone gets pretty much brought up-to-speed with the basics during first year anyway. c:
it’s such a fulfilling degree to do, because the content is so interesting, you get a lot of practical experience, the fieldtrips are great and coursemates are generally really funny and sociable. i’m following the geology spine of earth science right now - which involves volcanics, palaeontology, geomorphology, sedimentology, evolution and tectonics - but at many universities like cardiff, you can also follow environmental or economic spines with slightly different modules, depending on what you’re into. it’s very flexible! ♥
this year’s flown so quickly, and so many people have made it amazing - the house parties, the fieldtrips, the nights out, even the lectures & pracs. i’ve made so many more great friends, only had one trip to the hospital, drunk my weight in beer, achieved the best grades i could have hoped for, and have finally been on an aeroplane!
now i just can’t wait to spend six weeks of my summer in the gorgeous south of france with the geology crew, and come back to a much nicer house here in september. it’s so hard to believe i’m already half-way through my degree.. i don’t want it to end! ♥
this was my first ever attempt at my own risotto, and it turned out beautifully! very easy to make, it’s ready within thirty to forty minutes and is an incredibly nutritious, filling and comforting evening meal.
this will make a large amount that feeds three to four people - or you can just save it for yourself to eat over a couple of days! depending what ingredients you use, it works out to cost about twenty pence (thirty cents) per portion.
it’s been blowing a massive gale all night, and all i can hear right now is rain lashing my window, trains honking their horns and (what is probably) trees falling over. at least i can use this as an excuse on top of my hangover to not bother sorting out the health and safety forms for my dissertation until monday, and just stay snuggled up in bed all day watching comedy shows! ♥