Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Back at uni

I started back at Sheffield University on Monday.  I'm doing a 1-year masters in Broadcast Journalism and so far it's been fairly intense.  I'm in from 9 or 10 every morning til late in the afternoon.  At the moment I'm doing a module on law for journalists, one on ethics, one on researching stories and one on broadcast techniques for TV and radio.  We also have some guest lecturers coming throughout the semester, and the first will be BBC's Dan Walker, a former student of journalism at Sheffield University.  There are around 25 people on my course and we're all in our 20s.  We're all getting on well, and we've been enjoying the Indian summer the UK is getting at the moment.  The weather is really hot right now, meaning it's been possible to get a suntan in late September this year.

As my weekdays are so intense I won't be working at Pizza Hut much during the week, but I will still be working there at the weekends.  This Saturday just gone I had the Saturday off though, and I went to Hillsborough to see Sheffield Wednesday play Exeter City.  That was our fifth home game of the season, and we'd won the previous four, so before the game I put a fiver on Wednesday winning again.  We played really well, the best I've seen them in a long time, and ended up winning 3-0.  Playing well at home is the complete opposite of last season, so if we can sort out our away form we might be onto a winner.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

24th birthday

It was my 24th birthday yesterday and I did a few different things to celebrate.

On Saturday I went to Corporation with friends. One of my mates recently moved house near to the town centre, purely for providing himself and mates with a place to crash after going out. We've been to Corp most weekends since I came back, and we always go down before 10, drink early while the drinks are still on offer and crash back at my mate's place. It's cheap and we always have a blast.


On Monday I did pub golf with the guys from Pizza Hut. Despite the fact that there are only around 10 people who work in the kitchen at Pizza Hut, three of us have our birthday on the same day, and one on the day before. Pretty insane. Pub golf was a laugh and ensured we were all well oiled by the time we arrived at Corp. We partied long and hard there. I lost my golf visor and pink v-neck sweater inside and my shirt ended up like this:


Tonight I've just been out for a curry with my dad, brother and sister at a place called Bay of Bengal.  It's just opened up near our house and was pretty nice.  The interior is good and you get a decent amount to eat.  Tomorrow I'm going out with my mum for a meal at a Mexican restaurant nearby.

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