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Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

Hello everyone in blogland. A cheery hello to everyone who’s feeling down, sad, bored or just a bit mondayish today. Stick a smile on your face and thank god it’s nearly over.

I slept ok last night. I went to bed about 11.30 which is my usual “bedtime”, altho I don’t like that word. It sounds like I’m my own parent or something.

I had to get up for 9.00 this morning which I did. I don’t like the monday morning lecture. It’s a rather boring topic but I went anyway as usual. I came back to the house straight after, did some notes on dissertation and transferred bits of journals and bits of my own experimental design onto one document. Twiddled about on t’internet for a bit and procrastinated. Yes.. Facebook – how did you guess?

I had a lecture at 4.00 so wandered back over, I actually almost look forward to this one because it’s a quite simple but interesting topic with a lecturer who knows his stuff and is quite interesting. However, I walked into the lecture theatre and glancing at a sign on the board found that the lecture was cancelled due to illness. How annoying!

I didn’t really have any other plans so slowly meandered back through the park taking some pictures. I found one daffodil out plus some small yellow flowers which were pretty. Despite them looking very pretty sticking up out of the grass, the pictures didn’t come out that well – I think because it was windy and they were moving.

This whole 365 – one picture each day of the year lark is quite difficult sometimes. Now and again I’ll go out for a walk or something happens where I can lots of pictures which I think are really good. The problem is I run out of inspiration. I want every picture I take to be the best one like it but sometimes nothing out of the ordinary happens, and on the route between uni and my house, I feel there is nothing that interesting to make a good photo. I need to get into a more picture taking mindset where I can see photo opportunities in more than just plants, animals, sea, views, sunsets. Although some of the best photos are sometimes down to a fluke. Maybe I need more confidence in myself.

Friday’s theme

Hey hey – who likes the new theme? I fancied a change again. The green of this page was getting a bit weird so this is more 2008.

Ok – did a few things today. Went to a lecture on tool use in animals. Quite an interesting subject. Most of it we covered in the animal behaviour module last term but it’s not exactly taxing and we have a good lecturer so can’t complain.

Got some books out of the library – am determined to read several chapters worth before taking them back. One of them is useful for dissertation so I made some notes from that. The other one is vaguely related to consciousness module. The kind of core book recommended for the topic had none left in the library so got a different one but it looks like a good introduction.

I went for a short walk (ie down to the side of the plym and back) just as it was getting dark. It had stopped raining and being so cold and windy so I made the most of it and took some pictures of the sunset.

Just watched Jamie’s Fowl Dinners. Jamie Oliver really is my hero. He’s so passionate about things that are right. He made such good points about the fact that 90% of the population are happy to eat exceedingly cheaply produced meat and eggs and many of them have no idea where it comes from. Even if they make that decision to spend less on it, at least they should be told what conditions the chickens have been in. And it’s not just chicken. Anything like pies or quiches or mayonnaise with eggs in uses battery eggs which I didnt know and therefore even if I always buy free-range organic eggs and free-range chicken, I’m missing a few things.

Anyway I’m glad the message is out a bit more. Most supermarkets (altho not Tesco or Asda so much) are quite up on phasing out the battery chickens and eggs. Good.