Thursday, 18 December 2014

Nearly there!

Hello everyone, I hope you are studying hard and staying well in this period that is notorious for sickness bugs. At the moment I have a bit of a sniffle, which I really hope does not develop into anything further; I could really do without being sick at the moment! The good news is that I have submitted all my work for this term, but the bad news is that I still have three exams to prepare for in the first week of January. I just hope that I manage to pass my exams, as I am generally not very good at them.

Moving on from the doom and gloom that exams are, a brand new year is upon us, and soon it will be 2015. I know that most people will have New Year’s Resolutions, including myself with the cliché get fitter, work harder, etc. but according to research conducted by the University of Scranton in the USA, just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals! Although that is a very low number, I plan on being part of that 8% for 2015 to make the year more successful and productive.

As I think I mentioned in my previous blog, although I am not a huge fan of Christmas, I am a fan of Christmas food, and I think that shops and restaurants removing their Christmas specials (such as that sandwich from EAT. I spoke about last time) will be what I miss the most.

I have decided to include a random or weird fact at the end of each blog that I find interesting, and hopefully you do too. The first blog fact will be based on a library and opera house in North America. So what’s so interesting about this library/opera house you may ask? The weird fact about it is that it is on the border between the United States and Canada, where the stage is in one country, and half the audience is in another. This means that the library/opera house has two addresses, one for the USA (Vermont) and one for Canada (Québec). The library/opera house was deliberately constructed on the border to provide the border communities with a centre for learning and cultural enrichment upon its completion in 1904. If you want to find out more about the Haskell Free Library and Opera house, you can check out their website:

Anyway, hopefully you found that fact interesting, and I hope you are all keeping well. I hope you all enjoy your break over the Christmas period, and have a Happy New Year! Until next year everyone!