Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The date on this post is totally inaccurate

It actually tells you the day on which I started writing this (yes I know Neal, limitations of blogger, yadayadayada ;P) There's just been far too much to blog about...
What with my exams having finished, and
silly colds being passed on, and library living grinding to a halt, and X-men 3 and Da Vinci Code films having been seen, and much hanging out accomplished, and wallowing in endless reminiscence (a trait I just realised I've inherited), and the science centre visited, and many a communal meal shared, a ceilidh, the last CU of the season, birthdays, a jamming session resulting in this song on perpetual repeat in my head (his fault), books that refuse to be put down, cakes and fry-ups and foodfoodfoooood, and having had so much time for his chipping away at me, I think as preparation for all that's to come... What with my head being so full to brim-levels, I've been struggling to focus anything into a blog entry. So instead I'll let you read this...

by: George Herbert (1593-1632)

LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack'd anything.

'A guest,' I answer'd, 'worthy to be here:'
Love said, 'You shall be he.'
'I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on Thee.'
Love took my hand and smiling did reply,
'Who made the eyes but I?'

'Truth, Lord; but I have marr'd them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.'
'And know you not,' says Love, 'Who bore the blame?'
'My dear, then I will serve.'
'You must sit down,' says Love, 'and taste my meat.'
So I did sit and eat.

End - June 2nd

Friday, May 19, 2006

(drawing by Mac, poem by Dish)

I hope that if you're feeling stressed
Mac's sunshine pic will lay to rest
a burden caused by too much work,
looming exams in misty murk.

It represents the week I think,
when sunshine reigned the Glasgow rink.
Such beauty drove our misery
right way back into history

Alas the sunshine did not last
But Ailsa Mac's is not yet past
It's shines on my sweet page just here
and fills us all with song and cheer!

Smile! :)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

5 months have gone since I handed in the paperwork et enfin...

... I find out I'm going to Grenoble to teach at a secondary school for 7 months!!!!!!


I still don't know where in Grenoble I'm going (it's a big academie) or what kind of schools I'll be teaching in - college ou bien lycee, and I certainly don't what the schools are or whereabouts they are in the region... but it's so exciting to get the region I put down as my first preference and to actually know something!

Grenoble, me voilà !!!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Talking of chilled atmospheric music, a suggestion (and shameless plug) for some musical accompaniment to your studying (or procrastinating) - my cousin and her husband. And if you liked any of that, have a look at some of their other projects.

What on earth has happened to Glasgow weather?!?!?!
.. There seems to be an overall and ever so slight decrease in beboage in the last couple o days. :D

Note to self: a + b + me = very silly late nights with very silly conversation

And now for some more sunshine...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Un peu plus doucement s'il vous plait?

That French exam yesterday morning wasn't easy by any means, but was definitely not worth my uncharacteristic yo-yo bounces up and down, in and out of that lava pool that is stress.
I did learn a few things tho... other than lots of the French language and about every single significant and not so significant political and social problem in the country...

God is bigger than me


Thursday, May 04, 2006

D'you see what rare but prolonged exposure to sunshine does to students!

Silliest weekend I've had in aaaaaages...

- Being fed fabby lasagne (Who ever said men can't cook?!)
- Actually getting some studying done in the park
- Slack-roping in the silly hours with these suspects
- Observing Fox and Cat (the latter of which Neal took a strong aversion to) in stand off
- A random drunk guy coming up to us and ending up chatting about the validity of the bible and Jesus

An afternoon/evening of
- More slack-roping
- Poying
- Me getting very frustrated whilst attempting poying
- Many other crazy antics
- BBQ on Great George St
- Reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe out loud (voiced by Beth - narrator, Almostadoctor McHardy - Mr Beaver/Morgrim the wolf Mac - Lucy/Susan Afroless man - Peter/Father Christmas, Tom - Peter (when the afroless man was Father Christmas) moi - Mrs Beaver/The White Witch)
- Baking a cake and watching Lost in Translation in the silly hours
- Getting hit on the back of the head by a pack of frozen sausages thrown by a certain doctor to be in an attempt to scare Michie into wakefulness (I still bear the bump!)

The sun was gone by Sunday... as was the silliness... siiiiigh

P.S Don't ever let Dr Breakey drink 2l of Dr Pepper in one evening. The consequences are quite frightening.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006