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university update

Updates: aka, why I disappeared

If I could sum up the last quarter of my 2018 in one word it would be ‘crazy’. When I started this blog back in 2016, I’d just completed my GCSEs, just started dating my first (and only) serious boyfriend, and hadn’t fully experienced the perilous joys of a night filled with apple sourz and […]

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university writing

My Experience of Applying For Oxford University: The Decision

A disclaimer: this is not a guide on how to apply for Oxbridge. Hell, I don’t even know how to apply to Oxbridge, I’m still trying to figure it out. If you’d like to hear a little more about the process, rather than just reading my prose about it, then feel free to leave a […]

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books

The Classics Radioactive Spider

A few weeks ago, I was lying in bed, reading one of my many YA novels, when I happened to glance over at my bookshelf. I own a lot of books, and these books include quite a few classic novels. Which, I admit, are the ones I scarcely read. I have to be in the […]

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books

I’ve Got 99 Problems And Books Are Almost All Of Them (But I’m Only Listing Seven So You Don’t Hate Me)

I have to self-impose book buying bans. And even then, they don’t work. I did a¬†book haul about two weeks ago, which consisted of about fifteen books. Due to limited space, I promised I wouldn’t be buying any more books until after my birthday in March. And I got two more literally the day after […]

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rant update

The Concept of ‘Clever’

I’ve had one common goal throughout my time in education. Ever since I could read and write, count up to ten and recite my 3 times table, I’ve been desperate to enter a high level, high ranking university. When I was five, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher, and had my sights […]