By Aoife Burke
Hi everybody! Hope you all had a great Christmas and a fab New Year! My Christmas was quiet. I was completely exhausted after all the weeks of study and assignments. The time crept up on me so fast! My two Christmas exams were on the same day, so when I got home, I had my favourite pear cider and a takeaway to celebrate! I haven’t got any more results back yet at the time of writing this. I wrote nearly 10 pages for my law exam and 6 pages for my English exam. I am so glad I memorised a poem, as there was a question comparing the unseen poem with a memorised poem. So far so good with my assignments. I need to pay a little more attention to presentation and take on board the constructive critical advice which is always given nicely.
The month went by far too quickly! My cousin Lauren had a baby before Christmas so congrats to her and her husband! Can I take the chance to say thank you to the SIN team for the fun Christmas Party. I had forgotten how nice baby Guinness was and I got to talk to loads of interesting people I had never met before. A very good night I remember stopping for coffee in Mc Donald’s on the way home. No matter what, I’m sensible after a night out. My favourite time of year for sure. I had gone a bit mad Christmas shopping though and bought my mum like 10 presents. She’s there for me all year round so I wanted to say thank you. This included a lovely Peter Mark voucher for hair and lots of other lovely things. My brothers and sisters did secret Santa as there is so many of us (I’m one of seven) and of course my nieces and nephews got some small gifts. I am a poor university student after all! I got some lovely gifts such as a bobble hat and hair curling tongs and jewellery box off my secret Santa. I was very happy to get pear cider and prosecco which I drank on New Year’s Eve. Lots of little thinks like socks, pyjamas, chocolate, etc. just a fun relaxing festive season. I couldn’t help thinking about the rest of my exam results, though I know I must wait till February.
I’m contemplating either joining a choir or joining a gym. I can’t make up my mind if I’m really interested or not. I had no luck finding seasonal work, though, so I mightn’t do it this year. Hard to believe we are headed to the second semester now. I hope you all did well in your exams. There were a few nervous people at the Chaplaincy during the exam week. I really appreciated the free breakfasts. Anywhere I can get free coffee is good for me!
We have new modules this semester such as radio and Irish legal skills. I have started to prepare for my tort law quiz in February and I’m getting my notes together for the summer exam already. It will all be worth it!
Happy New Year everybody! Aoife X