Monday, 23 January 2012

I am happy with very little

First of all I would like you to introduce you to my new TV. Even though analogue TV won’t stay around for a long time, I am very happy with my new LD (low definition) TV. It is only a pity that when I move, the picture sometimes disappears. Luckily, I am a very quiet person who sits still the entire day (not), but it is still a great TV to have! Sometimes I just listen to the audio and create my own pictures in my mind, because it only shows snow.

Oh and do you remember the picture of my suitcase with a gigantic present? Unfortunately, the stitches of my suitcase started to tear apart, but Ryanair was so nice to send me a new one... happy meJ. Now, I can travel again to the Netherlands, without being scared that my suitcase might break and with all my embarrassing toiletries lying on the floor.

Anyway, let’s talk about uni again. Did you all submit your application form before the UCAS deadline? I hope you did, but if you didn’t, don’t worry because you can still submit your application for most of our courses! To be fair, I quite understand if you have missed the deadline, because my middle name is ‘procrastinate’; hence I often work day and night to meet all my deadlines.

I started teaching at Greenwich Community College btw and it is going very well. Last time we did a lesson on algebra... blegh!? Yeah I know, I don’t fancy it either, but that is why we tried to make it more interactive with QR codes (do you remember those squary barcodes I uploaded in my previous blog?) The students had to scan the barcode with their smart phone, which showed them an answer, and then connect these with algebraic formulas. However, when the students were done and asked me to check it I realised that my Iphone was dead... no battery. Now, I couldn’t check their answers! Fail!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy Snappy!

Oh Happy New Year to all my loyal readers and skimmers! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years Eve, just like me.  I played the big Dutch New Years Eve lottery and won an amazing €5!  I was so happy that I partied whole night long! Around 7am I realised that I had to go home, so a really nice dad of an even nicer girl brought us home. I went to bed straight away and woke up at 2pm, to pack my suitcase and go to the airport. Now, less than 24 hours later, I am sitting here next to Hannah (my lovely colleague) talking about ‘mr lovva man’ & ‘shabba’ I must say, it is rather interesting. We decided to celebrate 2012 by breaking my New Year’s resolutions and buying pizza for the entire office. How sweet is that?!
Oh and talking about sweet. What do you think of Mr. Jummy 
( the pink puppet) I won it at a fun fair for my mum. It is a great mascot  for life and it even talks to me! If Mr. Jummy would be near me every day, things like a suitcase full of presents would not happen, cause he would remind me that I need to take clothes as well. I think Mr. Jummy is great and he is exactly like me.  To the bar and beyond!!!
Finally, I am happy to be back at the Enquiry Unit, as it is a platform for new opportunities and great friendships. I hope to stay here for a long time, so I can help you with your applications and answer your questions to the best of my ability. And... we always have sweets in the office and that is amazing!!! :D So, how was your Christmas & New Year’s ... anything nice happen?