Well Tumblr it has been 8 months, but I’m back. And in my absence I have gained a degree! I can’t quite believe it - I was 1 teeny tiny point away from getting a first but not too bad for a girl from Doncaster I reckon! I’m very proud. So what have I been up to in the 3 weeks since I finished. Not much is the short answer! The funny thing is that after doing my final exam in Tudor literature the first book I picked up was ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ by Philippa Gregory and loved it. I highly recommend! Other than reading lots of things for pleasure I have been absolutely hammering the gym, it’s not long before I leave Birmingham and I want to get my money’s worth! I’ve been enjoying doing lots of guilt-free exercise and cooking loads of tasty and healthy homemade meals - oh and a few treats of course - I’m making blondies tomorrow and I cannot wait (brownies made with white chocolate fyi, to die for). I also went down to Devon for my best friend’s 21st birthday party, which was the most perfect little gathering ever - beautiful food and better company. She was the ultimate host. I also went in a speedboat for the first time. In another 3 weeks time I will be graduating!
at the RSC on Wednesday. It’s a remake of Romeo and Juliet, an interpretation of what would have happened if they had lived in to old age. My department subsidised the trip and sent a select number of us to go to Stratford-upon-Avon for the day for a cultural/educational enrichment day to go along with my Shakespeare module. It was brill, I was emotionally drained by the end! You can read my attempts at trying to sound professional while telling you this here :)http://jenniferswindell.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/a-tender-thing-at-the-rsc/
Wednesday evening, perfect weather for a walk around Stratford. The outside of the Royal Shakespeare Company
I walked home behind this lot tonight. I love being a student (Taken with Instagram)
All my seminar prep for Monday and lotsa reading done, including the new year’s first edition of our student paper which has had a digital revamp. Not sure I’m digging it just yet, but I don’t hate it as much as I thought I would so yaayz! I’ve arranged dates for when my momma is visiting (hellsyeah). Now back to ploughing on with Charlie-D’s Bleak House. Why isit so freaking longgg
this afty - I tried a pumpkin latte’. I’d highly recommend trying it, not so sure i’d get it again though, to sweet for my taste
There’s a definite autumnal chill in the air. I think this is my fave time of year :)
Conceptual artist Rune Guneriussen has just updated his website, adding 20 new magical-looking photos of works he’s creating on location all over Norway. In his usual style, the installation artist and photographer makes ordinary objects come alive - assembling everything from lamps, chairs, desks and books into such a way that they seem to be telling us enchanting stories.
He is opening a solo exhibition in Bonn, Germany today at Rheingalerie Bonn gallery which will run until November 10. He’ll also be showing three works as part of a group exhibition at Bugno Art Gallery, in Venice at the end of October.
Via My Modern Met.
but Jesus Kerrrrist why did we have to sit outside? So so cold