Sunday, 15 June 2008

Post-exam relaxation

So exams are over, and its just a matter of relaxing for the next remaining 3 days until borderline viva period which runs between the 20th-25th of june, with the 18th being the first day people get notified of vivas.. so its going to be an uncomfortable week with everything crossed that i don't get viva-d, followed by silence until july the 2nd... in 17 days time!

On a happier note, my offer from IC has finally updated on their self service tracker website, and although i have not heard back from ucl or kcl yet, i have already accepted the IC offer, as i trully think its what i would like to do; even if i was lucky enough to be given offers from the other courses at the other institutions, i think i will still choose biochemical research. On a "not so happy" note, the accomodation offered for post-graduate students are either a complete rip-off.. with rooms up to 220pounds+ a week at least 4 stations from the SK campus... or... less than a 100 pound a week..but all the way in zone 3, and situated next to a cemetry with most rooms facing it.. and approximately 15 minutes bus journey from a supermarket... so i may just stay put where i am.. and live with sharing my room next year... hai...

Summer thus far has been a bit boring... i sort of wish i had something to do.. and i should really ought to sort out a summer job of some sort..but my attempt today was put off when i saw the traffic today.. so i just went to tescos to do some grocery shopping.

I took my dog for a nice walk today to kenwood, and he had a nice 30 minute swim playing with the other dogs..and even when most of the dogs had left ..he was reluctant to come out of the water.. and decided to stay in it for a lot longer.. so i just sat and watched him swim around.. he finally got bored and i managed to get him home, give him a shower, and have a sit down with a nice relaxing drink...of pimms and lemonade! one of my favourite summer classics!

I was surprised to find the canned version and couldn't help but to buy 2 cans and give it a try.. i chopped up some orange, cucumber and apples.. and struggling to find a glass large enough to fit my generous amount of fruit.. i ended up having to serve it in a oh so unsophisticated south park plastic mug, one of those old school mugs with a middle layer filled with water, so when u place the mug in the freezer, it freezes and keeps your drink cold...

......... though my second attempt using a nice tall glass did make it look a lot nicer!

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