I’ve been in a sort of hibernation mood all week I think due to the release of stress after having taken my exam. Speaking of my exam I believe that it went quite well, I felt comfortable with the questions and I knew what I was writing about. I wrote an essay about thunderstorms which luckily had been on the other past paper so I really looked at that question depth. I also wrote an essay on the Hadley circulation which I don’t feel as confident about but I wrote what I knew which I hope will be enough. So exams done I can relax (a little) before classes start in two weeks. Though I still have dissertation stuff to deal with.

The archery team had a match against Aberdeen and Heriot Watt yesterday which wasn’t the best for us seeing as we haven’t shot since the middle of December. We came third but we all shot fairly respectably. I got 473 with 14 golds and 8 9’s. I’m quite proud of the number of golds I got, in one dozen half my arrows where 10’s. But during the last two dozen I started to get really tired and my shooting declined but still shooting fairly close to 500 with quite good accuracy after not shooting in quite some time is nice. I have three more chances, the H2H, BUCS and SUS indoors to try to beat my pb. The next big competition is BUTC in a few weeks but the qualifier is a Bray so that should be something new. In general archery hasn’t really one as well as I’d hoped this year. I think it’s been a combination of me being in charge, u having early and awkward match dates and most importantly not having a coach anymore. I had originally hoped to hit 540 this year but that’s not longer at this point going to happen, I would be happy at this point to hit 520 or beat my pb if not the former. I still have a chance I suppose it’s just frustrating at times.

I’m leaving tomorrow to spend a few days travelling, I’m going down to York to see the pantomime there with An and then going off to Bangor to check out the uni. I’m looking forward to York but sort of dreading Bangor, I’m going to stay with a girl I went to Indo with which is sort of awkward seeing as I don’t know her that well but I asked and she said I could sleep on her sofa. I’m probably not going to be able to tour the uni or anything but at least I can poke around and see if I can see myself spending a year there. From when I did the college search I do remember that there were some places that I just couldn’t see myself studying there.

On the knitting front I’m still plugging away with the jaywalkers. I finished the first sock on thursday. I was worried that I would run out of yarn which made me a bit reluctant to finish it. I hate knitting all the way to find out I don’t have enough and ripping back days worth of work, I’m such a product knitter that way. Anyhow I didn’t run out of yarn though I probably one had maybe two yards left. I’m very pleased with the look and feel of the pattern. I initially had some reservations about the yarn after what I’d seen on Ravelry but I really like it now and it’s fun to see new colours enter your knitting. As for taking pictures the weather has been so grey and horrible every since I got back so I haven’t had a chance to take any pictures. As soon as there’s a sunny day I’m going to go snap happy. Jane okayed the yarn and pattern for her commission so I’m going to have to order that all, I’m dithering over whether one ball will be enough or I should just buy two in case, I can always offer it for a trade over Ravelry if I don’t use the second ball. I’m gearing up for the Ravelympics as well getting what I’m going to knit and in what order all set. It should be fun I think.

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