I want to begin today’s entry by talking about the hilariously named and
slightly very insane Felix Baumgartner. He’s that guy who jumped from the edge of space to do the highest ever freefall, breaking the sound barrier on his way down. Myself and my housemates sat and watched live as the balloon floated up and got very excited when he was hanging off the edge about to jump. Then the crazy dude went and did it. He’s completely loopy but it’s great proof we can achieve anything if we put our minds to it.
In my life things continue to go pretty well. Last week we happened to be in a pub when there was a quiz on and decided we might as well enter. It was a music quiz across two rounds of fifty questions. The first was fairly well known songs and the combination of five people with very different musical tastes meant we got virtually all of them. The second half were number one singles from 2002- the present day and it was pretty much left down to two of us to get these. They were a little harder but we still got over 40 of them right. In the end we came joint second and won these:
Free alcohol is always a good thing!
University life has been pretty jam-packed lately to say the least. I’ve finally finished a horrendous maths assignment, though it is my last ever assignment for maths so there’s great joy about that. I’ve also been doing loads of activities for English which included planning a guided reading session. I did mine on a poem called The Newcomer by Brian Patten which is a fantastic poem with a great metaphor about pollution. It’s not all hard work though as this week’s science session involved making a model stone-age civilisation, complete with stone circle. It was pretty epic.
The shells are little huts and the rest is pretty obvious I think. It could do with an awesome name though, any ideas?
Other aspects of my life are going pretty well at the Monday. My next teaching placement begins on Monday, although the year group I’m teaching in is a bit of a mystery. All shall become clear when I arrive at the school on Monday morning. It’s quite exciting to be actually teaching again but I’m a bit nervous too. This is the big placement and pretty much defines my whole career. If I don’t end up becoming a teacher, it’s this placement where it will end. Blimey.
It now looks that my house for next year is pretty much sorted and I am very excited about that. A house with a living room and a sizable kitchen will be quite a change. It kind of feels like all the aspects of my life of finally coming together. And it’s fantastic!
Being on placement next week might not be great for the blogging schedule but I’ll try and work something out. I’ve got a few ideas in the pipeline which may or may not be happening here soon so stay tuned for all sorts of great stuff. See you soon!