I started on Monday and had three days of induction, lectures and English Booster sessions. It was a tough few days that really wore me out but it was fun and I've already made lots of new friends. I found out that there were over a hundred applicants for just 31 part time places so it is a big achievement to get there. In total there were 1200 applicants for just over 300 places so any time I find myself in doubt I will remember that there were three other people who wanted my place but I was the one who got it so I'd best make the most of it!
There's been sooooo much info to take in and it felt like we were given about a hundred forms, handbooks and information sheets to read/fill in. And then there's the acronyms, if I'm not sick of TDA, GTC, QTS, PLPPs, NQTs, and EYFS now I soon will be!!! But despite all that I have already learnt so much and am loving every minute, I haven't felt this good (or slept so well!) in years.
One of our first lectures was on the importance of eating, sleeping, socialising and treating ourselves, so I thought it was really important that I made time for crafting, even if it wasn't enough time to do a whole layout, making a start on one would give me that fix, and stop me from resenting having to study instead. So here are a couple of layouts....
One that I did last week before I started.....
Using Girls Paperie and a photo of the kids playing at the Christening.
I was inspired by the pattern and colours in Coco's dress so I stamped and cut out these flowers and added pearls and MS doilies and some running stitches with dinky little bows.
When I finished Uni on Tuesday I arrived home to find the most beautiful Gogo kit waiting for me. The colours are fab and the textures are amazing.
I love that there are two different alphabets...
A rather longer post than I had intended but if you are still with me thank you!! I'm off to Silverstone for the day tomorrow to watch the Renault World Series, am hoping I can get some good photos cos for the first time ever I am gonna see a real life Formula One car......so excited!!!!