October/Noveber 2017 – Learning New Things

Wow it has been a busy two months! I was not expecting to be quite this busy but with going into second year of uni and then taking on extra things around uni, i haven’t had a moment to sit down and write! The two months have flown by so fast that I don’t even really know where to start. I guess I’ll begin with the first new thing that happened as I started back at uni… I got glasses! I knew I needed my eyes tested so finally took the plunge and got them done, the outcome being that I need glasses for close up work. I’m still finding it weird getting used to the but I have to say that they are helping and make my eyes fell a lot less tired after using the sewing the machine or my laptop for long periods of time.

Another new thing is that I have got a job at uni. This is a more recent thing and has only happened int he last week or so, but I have become a student ambassador for my faculty. This means that I help out on open days and university events and even get paid for it! My first shift was last week where I took a trip all the way to Manchester for the careers fair. It was a tiring day but great getting to express my love for my course to other people looking to come to coventry university.

As part of out court each year we have to choose an extra module to take part in. Last year my chosen module was Creative thinking in business, this year I decided to go for something even ore different and chose to learn British sign language! I have to say that it has to be the best decision I have made this academic year so far! When I was younger, about 11 in primary school each Friday a group of us would get the chance to go over to Heathlands school, a deaf school in our area. Its one of my most vivid memories from primary school and I use to love icing with the children there. Although back then I hardly new any sign language, we still mangled to find ways to communicate with the children, making it a fun experience for everyone. So when the opportunity came up for me to get to learn BSL at uni, I jumped at the chance. I have to say that when we all arrived to the first class we did freak out a bit and found it harder than expected. Its a small class of us o the course, only 20 students, but what makes it unique is that our tutor is deaf. Now when we realise this on arrival to our first lesson we all suddenly got very nervous, all of us worried about the upcoming weeks of lessons, but I have to say Mariam is amazing. Her lip reading skills are seriously impressive and although not being able to hear anything that we say, she can lip read word for word. This along with her patience, meant that we were quickly able to pick up the langue and now I feel confident having a one to one conversation with her, both of us understanding each other. Its incredible to think ow far I have come with learning it and it’s an experience that I am so grateful for. I would encourage you, that if you ever get the chance, learn even just a little bit for the language and you never know the impact you could have on someones life one day!

I won’t bore you all for much longer, but I will touch on the last new thing that I have been learning… Salsa dancing! Me and one of my course mates decided that we wanted to do something fun with the little time we had to spare and also though that it would be a great way to give us a break from all of our coursework and get us up and out of out studies and workrooms! It has been a fun experience and we have already decided to go back after Christmas to carry on with more classes!

I really hope that I can keep writing for you all, but the next month is going to be just as busy. Within my course, I take a year out where we go on placements. I am currently applying for a placement in Rome and others across London. The process is long and takes time so I will have to work my blog around that for a while. Hopefully I canker a bit of time free to write about my trip to Amsterdam over Christmas and share with you what I get up to.

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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June 2017 – A Lot of Changes

June is over and can I just say… how fast is this year going!

I can’t get over how fast time flys by when your busy! Like always June was a very busy month for me and it had a lot of changes in store. The first big change was me moving! It had got to that time of year where I needed to move out of my uni halls accommodation and I was lucky enough to be able to move straight into my flat for next year! I have been staying here the last month, making the most of the last few weeks of independence before summer and I have fallen in love with this place! Majority of people at uni go into shared houses after staying in halls, but due to some complications I have ended up living by myself. I was worried about it but I love having my own space and knowing how busy I will be with uni next year I think it has worked out for the best. I have been working on a ‘Truth about my first year ar uni’ post where I go into more detail about living situations.

The second major change that I cam across was my boyfriend moving away. After getting a new job he has ended up moving further away from me. It’s a big change for the both of us and it’s still taking some getting used to but we are working hard to still see each other and as the saying goes, distance makes the heart grow fonder and I can say that, although its hard, I can see that this saying is true.

I move back home next week for my full-time summer job so got the business of that to come yet! But I also can’t wait for it!

What have you been up to recently?

I am hoping to do a Q&A at some point over the next month, please leave any questions you have below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x



March/April 2017

Hey Everyone!

I hope all is well with my new 50 followers! I would like to thank all my followers for getting me to the 50 mark. It may not seem like many followers to some but as my blog is still fairly new , it is such an achievement for me!

I sadly missed last months update post due to being incredibly busy with deadlines and can say that I miss these more chatty posts! Now where to start on the past few months… I have been stressed to begin with. I had a deadline in March, another in April and a third and final coming up in just under three weeks time. The work load has been high but I have loved staying busy and being creative! My current project is a Communications module, involving illustration and photography! I have had my on and off days with my work but over all I have been loving it and a few photography posts will be coming up soon, so keep a look out for them!

Like many I had an easter break where I went home for a few weeks. During this time I got the chance to take a trip up to Wales with my family. It was a great escape from everyday life but almost left me more stress as I returned home to even more work! This aside, I did have a good time. It was nice to throw on a raincoat and walking boots and just walk for miles and miles. It also gave me the opportunity to capture some great photography shots of the scenery. I am thinking of featuring these photos in a blog post! I did a post about Cornwall a few months back and was thinking of creating another post along these line.

The next few weeks will be busy with working towards my deadline but once this is out the way its my summer break! From June onwards, I am hoping to start blogging more! I currently try to post every Wednesday afternoon and the odd Sunday with my monthly updates! I want to try and up that to every Wednesday and every Sunday and possibly a third time in the week depending on how that goes! So with that in plan I will give you a peak of the posts to come.. There will be some fashion photography, an exciting make up haul featuring newly released products and what I eat on my cheat day (credit to Chelia from Pink for Days for the suggestion)

What have you been up to in the last month and what have you got planned for the upcoming weeks? Can’t wait to hear from you all!

Yours Truly

Emma x

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