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    Hopefully I'll have time to do the things on the list...

    - do a draft essay plan for EPQ
    - meet up with friends
    - read a whole book, cover to cover (either fiction/non-fiction)
    - get five books out from the library

    - bake a cake
    - read up on an operation seen during work experience
    - write a short story
    - keep up my German (perhaps get to level 10 on Duolingo...)
    - be more talkative/confident during WE
    - write a blog post (https://hannahmnott.wordpress.com/)
    - research a notifiable disease
    - visit a historic house

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    (Original post by horsewithnoname)
    Hopefully I'll have time to do the things on the list...

    - do a draft essay plan for EPQ
    - meet up with friends
    - read a whole book, cover to cover (either fiction/non-fiction)
    - get five books out from the library
    - bake a cake
    - read up on an operation seen during work experience
    - write a short story
    - keep up my German (perhaps get to level 10 on Duolingo...)
    - be more talkative/confident during WE
    - write a blog post (https://hannahmnott.wordpress.com/)
    - research a notifiable disease
    - visit a historic house
    Good luck with all these - I hope you achieve them all
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    I've already read Matched but I'm re-reading it before I start the other two. Hopefully I'll get at least one of them finished by the end of the summer!
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    According to Duolingo, I am now 30% fluent in German! Hopefully, I know more German than that as I've done AS German. I've started packing to go away for work experience, which I'm looking forward to. Hopefully I'll learn a lot and be able to quite a lot. If anyone's done work experience at an equine vets practise, can you give me some last minute advise? Thanks!
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    Seems like a good list, aspirational but still realistic. Good luck with your work experience! Never been in a vet's, but my general advice would be to make yourself useful - volunteer to do things even if it's just washing the tea mugs. It'll make you seem more part of the team than the temporary girl who's popped in for a week for so and should hopefully mean more people ask you to help out with interesting stuff. Above all, don't sit around and wait for people to come and ask you to do stuff
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    (Original post by Gatlema)
    Seems like a good list, aspirational but still realistic. Good luck with your work experience! Never been in a vet's, but my general advice would be to make yourself useful - volunteer to do things even if it's just washing the tea mugs. It'll make you seem more part of the team than the temporary girl who's popped in for a week for so and should hopefully mean more people ask you to help out with interesting stuff. Above all, don't sit around and wait for people to come and ask you to do stuff
    Thanks for the encouragement! I've done work experience at vets before but this is the first equine practise I've been to.
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    So I've finished my draft EPQ plan! (For now anyway...) It's a very rough plan but I can always add to it later on.

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    Sorry I haven't posted for the last three weeks. I've been on holiday for the last two weeks in north Yorkshire and the week before that, I was at Bristol University's equine practice. If any Bristol students who were there are reading this, thanks so much for looking after me and making me feel welcome. I didn't know what to expect and it was a lovely week.
    Back to my summer bucket list, I've read two books cover to cover: Crossed by Ally Condie, and Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin. They are both great books and I would recommend both of them. They are quite different though (Crossed is set in the future and Coram Boy is set in the 1700s). As for the books I've got out of the library, they are all non-fiction.

    During my holiday to Yorkshire, we went to two National Trust properties, which ticks off visiting historic house. My family are National Trust members, so we got in for free to both places. We went to Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terrace, which are about 8 miles apart. They are doable in a day, which is what we did. They are located in picturesque parts of Yorkshire and are worth visiting.

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    I baked a strawberry ombre cake over the weekend for my parents' silver anniversary. It tasted lovely but it didn't turn out the way it was meant to. This is what it was meant to look like:

    I didn't take a photo but my version was a bit lopsided and I didn't attempt to do the different colour frosting. If anyone wants to try the recipe, this is the link: https://www.bakingmad.com/strawberry-ombre-cake-recipe/
    I was doing work experience at my local city farm last week and I'm at vet's practice this week. Next week I'll be at a different practice, and the week after I'll be back at the city farm to round off the summer. Hopefully I'll learn lots but I might not be able to update this that often.
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    I've written a blog post about colic, which is a very common condition in horses. This is the link if anyone wants to read it: https://hannahmnott.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/colic/
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    I met up a friend on Saturday, just to catch up. We went to a nice cafe in Bristol called Woodes, then went up to the museum. I haven't had much time this summer to keep up my German or to write a story because of work experience. I'm currently reading up on cat spaying and researching BSE.
 
 
 
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