Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Busy Bee!

It seems there’s a bit of a gap to fill. To catch you all up…I applied about two weeks ago for my teacher training programmes. The last couple days, I’ve actually been at the interviews I was offered. The two I’ve been to are School Direct programmes so I would train to be a teacher whilst working in the school full time. The interviews were really intense. I had to do A Level papers to prove my subject knowledge, teach a lesson to Year 12s, give a presentation and have a standard interview. Two very stressful days and now the wait begins…

…I really hope that I do get on to the teaching programme this time but if not, I would happily stay at Greenwich a bit longer and do my Masters in Psychology instead. I’ve loved my time here and I’m not sure I’m ready to enter the real world just yet anyway!

In other news…my kitten (now officially cat L) turned one whole year old last week. He was treated like a king with tuna and shrimp but is now ignoring me for abandoning him for two nights (don’t worry, he was looked after by his other human)! Fickle.
It was nice to be away though, to spend some time with my parents. Coursework deadlines have been so insane lately that to take a break was just what I needed. I even got to see my best friend for a couple hours between interviews. Final year is non-stop so I’m really looking forward to a few days of eating and drinking way too much at Christmas.

I also might get a chance to catch up on my films and TV. Even though it’s technically part of my dissertation to analyse horror films, it’s definitely a good excuse to put my feet up with some popcorn. I’m going to be looking at how fear and violence are portrayed in three subtypes of horror films. Hopefully it won’t be as boring as it sounds…at least the watching of the films won’t be. No doubt I’ll be cowering behind my sofa for most of the Christmas break- between the shovelling of popcorn. My dissertation/I finally have a break media list involves a bit of Scream, a lot of Freddy and a pinch of Chucky.

Really looking forward to a bit of Supernatural action over the break as well. I’ve been banned from watching Season 10 for now until it ends but I’ve asked Santa for all sorts of SPN geek spec presents. Here’s hoping I’ve been good enough this year to get that Misha Collins t-shirt I’ve been eyeing up! And if you don’t know what SPN is, here’s a little bit of education:

Yes, they are really that beautiful.

Until next time chickadees and if I don’t see you before, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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