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#1: 19/09/2021 - berries and cream, berries and cream, berries and cream

Good afternoon!!!!! :wavey: How to start this update... :iiam: Oh yea I had a fun time with my friend who I met up with before I came back to uni - we ended up wandering about my hometown, we met up with another mutual friend and then ended up getting tea from a local cafe :awesome:

It's been a week in my new place which has been awesome so far. I've pretty much fully unpacked (minus a few things like decor which I've ordered in)
My shared home feels like home already - it feels much better especially for the MH compared to being at home where one of my parents would come home from visiting my Nan and unload all their anger and worries and stuff onto me. I just feel so lucky everyone in my accommodation gets on so well. It does feel slightly weird not calling home as much like I did last year because they're so busy now.

The lowdown on news:
- I've set up my printer (and AirPrint ofc bc I'm extra ) :pcguru:
- All my flatmates are all moved in so we're officially a full house :woo: a few days ago we watched the Spongebob squarepants movie
- We have maybe had some drain shower clogging issues which I won't go into details about but it was a bit :puke: we managed to sort it though
- There are loads of lovely cycle lanes across and around my campus which is awesome as I didn't know this last year because my halls last year were situated on the opposite side of the university, getting to campus will take no time at all by my bike :thumbsup:
- A LOT of cleaning has been done so the house is pretty functional now :yeah:
- I don't need to book before I need to go to the uni library like I did last year, and it's back to its old 24-hour opening :excited:
- I eventually found the welcome week timetable. I only know it existed because of last year, have had no communication at all so had to find the timetable myself online which looks like a big long list (which doesn't make sense to my brain either).
- I looked at my timetable which looks alright at the moment I'm SO excited for a couple of them. I STILL can't do the module selection until this coming week though. Neither do I have a clue where any of the places are on my timetable :lol:

Me when I see the word 'online' on my timetable. OK its not for everything and I seem to have more in person things this year but there is still a few things which are 'online'.:hmmmm:
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- I've had another DSA software training session, this session I was learning how to use the Sonocent AudioNotetaker which looks like it's going to be so helpful already :yep:
- I tried phoning my GP practice to book a repeat blood test that I couldn't book because of the national shortage of blood vials :sigh:
- My fyp on Tiktok is full of berries and cream remixes :headbang: make it stop pls

I think that's it for now!

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#1: 19/09/2021 - BERRIES AND CREAM

Good afternoon!!!!! :wavey: How to start this update... :iiam: Oh yea I had a fun time with my friend who I met up with before I came back to uni - we ended up wandering about my hometown, we met up with another mutual friend and then ended up getting tea from a local cafe :awesome:

It's been a week in my new place which has been awesome so far. I've pretty much fully unpacked (minus a few things like decor which I've ordered in)
My shared home feels like home already - it feels much better especially for the MH compared to being at home where one of my parents would come home from visiting my Nan and unload all their anger and worries and stuff onto me. I just feel so lucky everyone in my accommodation gets on so well. It does feel slightly weird not calling home as much like I did last year because they're so busy now.

The lowdown on news:
- I've set up my printer (and AirPrint ofc bc I'm extra ) :pcguru:
- All my flatmates are all moved in so we're officially a full house :woo: a few days ago we watched the Spongebob squarepants movie
- We have maybe had some drain shower clogging issues which I won't go into details about but it was a bit :puke: we managed to sort it though
- There are loads of lovely cycle lanes across and around my campus which is awesome as I didn't know this last year because my halls last year were situated on the opposite side of the university, getting to campus will take no time at all by my bike :thumbsup:
- A LOT of cleaning has been done so the house is pretty functional now :yeah:
- I don't need to book before I need to go to the uni library like I did last year, and it's back to its old 24-hour opening :excited:
- I eventually found the welcome week timetable. I only know it existed because of last year, have had no communication at all so had to find the timetable myself online which looks like a big long list (which doesn't make sense to my brain either).
- I looked at my timetable which looks alright at the moment I'm SO excited for a couple of them. I STILL can't do the module selection until this coming week though. Neither do I have a clue where any of the places are on my timetable :lol:

Me when I see the word 'online' on my timetable
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- I've had another DSA software training session, this session I was learning how to use the Sonocent AudioNotetaker which looks like it's going to be so helpful already :yep:
- I tried phoning my GP practice to book a repeat blood test that I couldn't book because of the national shortage of blood vials :sigh:
- My fyp on Tiktok is full of berries and cream remixes :headbang: make it stop pls

I think that's it for now!

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This is great that you've settled in so well to your new accommodation, and everything is sorted so quickly. It means you can concentrate on the important stuff, ie. your course, without having to worry about living arrangements. 'Blocked shower' makes me think of 'hair in plug holes', which actually makes me gag a bit.
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sounds lovely and i'm glad to hear you've settled in now! i moved in 5 days ago and it already feels like home to me :lol:
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#1: 19/09/2021 - berries and cream, berries and cream, berries and cream

Good afternoon!!!!! :wavey: How to start this update... :iiam: Oh yea I had a fun time with my friend who I met up with before I came back to uni - we ended up wandering about my hometown, we met up with another mutual friend and then ended up getting tea from a local cafe :awesome:

It's been a week in my new place which has been awesome so far. I've pretty much fully unpacked (minus a few things like decor which I've ordered in)
My shared home feels like home already - it feels much better especially for the MH compared to being at home where one of my parents would come home from visiting my Nan and unload all their anger and worries and stuff onto me. I just feel so lucky everyone in my accommodation gets on so well. It does feel slightly weird not calling home as much like I did last year because they're so busy now.

The lowdown on news:
- I've set up my printer (and AirPrint ofc bc I'm extra ) :pcguru:
- All my flatmates are all moved in so we're officially a full house :woo: a few days ago we watched the Spongebob squarepants movie
- We have maybe had some drain shower clogging issues which I won't go into details about but it was a bit :puke: we managed to sort it though

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What a great post - this all sounds really positive - well done on settling in so quickly

PS If it was hair in the plughole you can get a 'plug hole hair-catcher' which stops it going down - really useful. [just google]
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This is great that you've settled in so well to your new accommodation, and everything is sorted so quickly. It means you can concentrate on the important stuff, ie. your course, without having to worry about living arrangements. 'Blocked shower' makes me think of 'hair in plug holes', which actually makes me gag a bit.
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Yep it was completely gross :lol: :puke:
Luckily hasn’t clogged up since - we now keep a pair of washing up gloves in the wet room
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What a great post - this all sounds really positive - well done on settling in so quickly

PS If it was hair in the plughole you can get a 'plug hole hair-catcher' which stops it going down - really useful. [just google]
Ah i think ik what you mean have one back at home for the bath
Annoyingly we have a grid type drain in the floor so i don’t think it would work very well :sad:
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sounds lovely and i'm glad to hear you've settled in now! i moved in 5 days ago and it already feels like home to me :lol:
:five: glad you’re enjoying uni :jumphug:
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Ah i think ik what you mean have one back at home for the bath
Annoyingly we have a grid type drain in the floor so i don’t think it would work very well :sad:
You can get 6 inch square ones for drains - of course if everyone cleans it every time it'll be fine
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06/10/2021 - 12 days +unnecessary character development

:popout: Well this feels like it's been the longest (almost 2 weeks I think?) of my entire life :hmmmm: If you have been tagged and are you're not on my regular tag list, you've probably been wondering where the heck I've been :hide:

Uni has literally been amazing so far - everything in my course is awesome, the modules, the people, the buildings, and my flatmates (as always) :banana: At the moment I've got 5 modules on the go, but I'm so glad I did the foundation year, last year :yep: in my group chat for my course loads of people are saying they think its too much work already :eek4: On the 24th Oct, I did some top secret TSR planning which is as I said top secret, but it was v interesting experience :yep: oh yeah did I mention I kind of overpacked :yikes:
Freshers flu has cleared up at last and its no longer making me feel like a four letter word beginning with s Good thing too cos I was getting tired of switching between Vicks vapour rub, nasal inhalers and throat lozenges :lol: It definitely wasn't covid as I was testing daily at that point just in case, luckily I didn't really have anything on during that week so I could just rest.

I'll get the depressing stuff out of the way first, basically same second week of uni I probably had the worst flu in my life, my Nan passed away on the weekend of the 25th Sept :cry2: :rip:

T/w anxiety, grief, funerals etc. you don't have to read this bit if you don't want to :grouphugs:

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In the afternoon on Friday the day before she passed Mum video called me from the care home place, I think Nan looked peaceful :love: In the evening I had a v long video call with my parents about whether I should come down for the weekend to visit, only thing was I didn't have a railcard, it was 4 hours by train in the evening, and that day I felt absolutely rotten all day with absolutely no energy to travel at all :no:

The weird thing the Friday I was feeling freshers flu the worst, I'd struggled to sleep all week and that particular night was the best sleep I'd had all week, and then the moment I'd woke up I got a 'safe' type feeling, I got a call from my parents saying she went :sad:

Funerals on the 25th because apparently there's a 'bit of a wait' :rolleyes: so I'm going home for that although I've been told I can go and visit the Chapel of Rest if I want to but I'm really undecided tbh, its easily the hardest decision of my life so far, she was my best friend :sad: I thought I''d be sadder, but I think I had quite a bit of anticipatory grief so everything feels more like a relief atm. Idk. :iiam: My days are okish atm, and I think I'm doing what's right for me

Oh yea, I also managed to pluck up the courage to phone the GP's at my uni which I've been putting off for ages bc last time I saw a GP they just dismissed me, long story short I'm now on anxiety meds so that'll be interesting :hmmmm:



Modules 'n' stuff

  • Introductory Microbiology (rating= 6/10 so far)
  • Molecular Studies for the Life Sciences - not until next term
  • Economics of Climate Change - is my optional module. I'm pretty sure this doesn't have an exam either but I need to double-check (I'm rating it 7/10 so far).
  • Farm to Fork - 9/10 so far. By far the most interesting module atm. Covers the food supply chain.
  • Fundamental Biochemistry - not had any classes for this yet so will rate it in due course
  • Food Processing and Engineering - 9/10, my first practical is tomorrow and this is the one with the most practicals in it :excited:
  • Food Microbiology - don't start until next term :iiam:
  • Human Physiology and Nutrition - no summer exam :woo:

Random stuff
Lecturers all seem pretty friendly :thumbsup: This morning we all had to do some kind of diagnostic English test thing testing very basic grammar which was pretty easy in the end and only took a quarter of an hour. I think it was just to check if you need any academic support if English is your second language

So far I've had 2 practicals! The first was my Human physiology module which was all about blood pressure and we were in pairs using the blood pressure machines in the lab. My second practical tomorrow is all about coffee dehydration kind of excited despite not liking nor knowing much about coffee :hide:

Also, my international flatmate went back to Italy a couple of weeks ago as they completed their course :sadnod: They got a replacement tenant for us and he's alright. The other day when the Facebook network went down we all went to Aldi to get some much-needed shopping :yes: However we didn't realise it was down until we came back so we ended up deep cleaning the kitchen and mopping the floor :lol:
I attended freshers fayre and signed up for a couple of societies - the film, chess, and arts and crafts society saying that I haven't felt able to go to any of them because of the above :sigh:

Will update again soon :penguin:

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sorry to hear about your nan, hope you're doing okay :console: i'm glad to hear she passed peacefully though
i was so ill last weekend too, could barely leave my bed because i felt so awful :laugh::five:
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Sending condolences and a hug to you :console:

I lost my nan at uni and it does feel strange - look after yourself.

Glad you are feeling better and beginning to get stuck into the course - sounds really interesting
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06/10/2021 - 12 days +unnecessary character development

:popout: Well this feels like it's been the longest (almost 2 weeks I think?) of my entire life :hmmmm: If you have been tagged and are you're not on my regular tag list, you've probably been wondering where the heck I've been :hide:

Uni has literally been amazing so far - everything in my course is awesome, the modules, the people, the buildings, and my flatmates (as always) :banana: At the moment I've got 5 modules on the go, but I'm so glad I did the foundation year, last year :yep: in my group chat for my course loads of people are saying they think its too much work already :eek4: On the 24th Oct, I did some top secret TSR planning which is as I said top secret, but it was v interesting experience :yep: oh yeah did I mention I kind of overpacked :yikes:
Freshers flu has cleared up at last and its no longer making me feel like a four letter word beginning with s Good thing too cos I was getting tired of switching between Vicks vapour rub, nasal inhalers and throat lozenges :lol: It definitely wasn't covid as I was testing daily at that point just in case, luckily I didn't really have anything on during that week so I could just rest.

I'll get the depressing stuff out of the way first, basically same second week of uni I probably had the worst flu in my life, my Nan passed away on the weekend of the 25th Sept :cry2: :rip:

T/w anxiety, grief, funerals etc. you don't have to read this bit if you don't want to :grouphugs:

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In the afternoon on Friday the day before she passed Mum video called me from the care home place, I think Nan looked peaceful :love: In the evening I had a v long video call with my parents about whether I should come down for the weekend to visit, only thing was I didn't have a railcard, it was 4 hours by train in the evening, and that day I felt absolutely rotten all day with absolutely no energy to travel at all :no:

The weird thing the Friday I was feeling freshers flu the worst, I'd struggled to sleep all week and that particular night was the best sleep I'd had all week, and then the moment I'd woke up I got a 'safe' type feeling, I got a call from my parents saying she went :sad:

Funerals on the 25th because apparently there's a 'bit of a wait' :rolleyes: so I'm going home for that although I've been told I can go and visit the Chapel of Rest if I want to but I'm really undecided tbh, its easily the hardest decision of my life so far, she was my best friend :sad: I thought I''d be sadder, but I think I had quite a bit of anticipatory grief so everything feels more like a relief atm. Idk. :iiam: My days are okish atm, and I think I'm doing what's right for me

Oh yea, I also managed to pluck up the courage to phone the GP's at my uni which I've been putting off for ages bc last time I saw a GP they just dismissed me, long story short I'm now on anxiety meds so that'll be interesting :hmmmm:



Modules 'n' stuff

  • Introductory Microbiology (rating= 6/10 so far)
  • Molecular Studies for the Life Sciences - not until next term
  • Economics of Climate Change - is my optional module. I'm pretty sure this doesn't have an exam either but I need to double-check (I'm rating it 7/10 so far).
  • Farm to Fork - 9/10 so far. By far the most interesting module atm. Covers the food supply chain.
  • Fundamental Biochemistry - not had any classes for this yet so will rate it in due course
  • Food Processing and Engineering - 9/10, my first practical is tomorrow and this is the one with the most practicals in it :excited:
  • Food Microbiology - don't start until next term :iiam:
  • Human Physiology and Nutrition - no summer exam :woo:

Random stuff
Lecturers all seem pretty friendly :thumbsup: This morning we all had to do some kind of diagnostic English test thing testing very basic grammar which was pretty easy in the end and only took a quarter of an hour. I think it was just to check if you need any academic support if English is your second language

So far I've had 2 practicals! The first was my Human physiology module which was all about blood pressure and we were in pairs using the blood pressure machines in the lab. My second practical tomorrow is all about coffee dehydration kind of excited despite not liking nor knowing much about coffee :hide:

Also, my international flatmate went back to Italy a couple of weeks ago as they completed their course :sadnod: They got a replacement tenant for us and he's alright. The other day when the Facebook network went down we all went to Aldi to get some much-needed shopping :yes: However we didn't realise it was down until we came back so we ended up deep cleaning the kitchen and mopping the floor :lol:
I attended freshers fayre and signed up for a couple of societies - the film, chess, and arts and crafts society saying that I haven't felt able to go to any of them because of the above :sigh:

Will update again soon :penguin:

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oh that must be sad when a flatmate leaves
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Sorry to hear about your grandma Chrono sending virtual hugs your way!! :hugs: :love:

Glad to hear the rest + uni stuff is going swell! :yep:
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06/10/2021 - 12 days +unnecessary character development

:popout: Well this feels like it's been the longest (almost 2 weeks I think?) of my entire life :hmmmm: If you have been tagged and are you're not on my regular tag list, you've probably been wondering where the heck I've been :hide:

Uni has literally been amazing so far - everything in my course is awesome, the modules, the people, the buildings, and my flatmates (as always) :banana: At the moment I've got 5 modules on the go, but I'm so glad I did the foundation year, last year :yep: in my group chat for my course loads of people are saying they think its too much work already :eek4: On the 24th Oct, I did some top secret TSR planning which is as I said top secret, but it was v interesting experience :yep: oh yeah did I mention I kind of overpacked :yikes:
Freshers flu has cleared up at last and its no longer making me feel like a four letter word beginning with s Good thing too cos I was getting tired of switching between Vicks vapour rub, nasal inhalers and throat lozenges :lol: It definitely wasn't covid as I was testing daily at that point just in case, luckily I didn't really have anything on during that week so I could just rest.

I'll get the depressing stuff out of the way first, basically same second week of uni I probably had the worst flu in my life, my Nan passed away on the weekend of the 25th Sept :cry2: :rip:

T/w anxiety, grief, funerals etc. you don't have to read this bit if you don't want to :grouphugs:

Spoiler:
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In the afternoon on Friday the day before she passed Mum video called me from the care home place, I think Nan looked peaceful :love: In the evening I had a v long video call with my parents about whether I should come down for the weekend to visit, only thing was I didn't have a railcard, it was 4 hours by train in the evening, and that day I felt absolutely rotten all day with absolutely no energy to travel at all :no:

The weird thing the Friday I was feeling freshers flu the worst, I'd struggled to sleep all week and that particular night was the best sleep I'd had all week, and then the moment I'd woke up I got a 'safe' type feeling, I got a call from my parents saying she went :sad:

Funerals on the 25th because apparently there's a 'bit of a wait' :rolleyes: so I'm going home for that although I've been told I can go and visit the Chapel of Rest if I want to but I'm really undecided tbh, its easily the hardest decision of my life so far, she was my best friend :sad: I thought I''d be sadder, but I think I had quite a bit of anticipatory grief so everything feels more like a relief atm. Idk. :iiam: My days are okish atm, and I think I'm doing what's right for me

Oh yea, I also managed to pluck up the courage to phone the GP's at my uni which I've been putting off for ages bc last time I saw a GP they just dismissed me, long story short I'm now on anxiety meds so that'll be interesting :hmmmm:



Modules 'n' stuff

  • Introductory Microbiology (rating= 6/10 so far)
  • Molecular Studies for the Life Sciences - not until next term
  • Economics of Climate Change - is my optional module. I'm pretty sure this doesn't have an exam either but I need to double-check (I'm rating it 7/10 so far).
  • Farm to Fork - 9/10 so far. By far the most interesting module atm. Covers the food supply chain.
  • Fundamental Biochemistry - not had any classes for this yet so will rate it in due course
  • Food Processing and Engineering - 9/10, my first practical is tomorrow and this is the one with the most practicals in it :excited:
  • Food Microbiology - don't start until next term :iiam:
  • Human Physiology and Nutrition - no summer exam :woo:

Random stuff
Lecturers all seem pretty friendly :thumbsup: This morning we all had to do some kind of diagnostic English test thing testing very basic grammar which was pretty easy in the end and only took a quarter of an hour. I think it was just to check if you need any academic support if English is your second language

So far I've had 2 practicals! The first was my Human physiology module which was all about blood pressure and we were in pairs using the blood pressure machines in the lab. My second practical tomorrow is all about coffee dehydration kind of excited despite not liking nor knowing much about coffee :hide:

Also, my international flatmate went back to Italy a couple of weeks ago as they completed their course :sadnod: They got a replacement tenant for us and he's alright. The other day when the Facebook network went down we all went to Aldi to get some much-needed shopping :yes: However we didn't realise it was down until we came back so we ended up deep cleaning the kitchen and mopping the floor :lol:
I attended freshers fayre and signed up for a couple of societies - the film, chess, and arts and crafts society saying that I haven't felt able to go to any of them because of the above :sigh:

Will update again soon :penguin:

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sorry for your loss chrono:console:
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