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Operation ASNaC: Mission Report

Operation ASNaC: Mission Report

Mission: To achieve A*AA in my A-Levels and secure my place at the University of Cambridge studying Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Report: Well, I won’t beat about the bush. I did it. I’ve now got some actual legit qualifications under my belt, and in October I’ll be going to Cambridge to study ASNaC. I literally wept when I saw on UCAS that my place had been confirmed, although that might also have been because I only got three and a…

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Distracting Oneself From Impending Doom 101

Distracting Oneself From Impending Doom 101

In a week’s time I’ll know my future. Probably. I mean, unless I really screwed it up and I’m waiting for my unis to make a decision about whether they’ll take me despite missed grades or whatever. But in about seven days I will know where I’ll be spending the next three years. Allow me to freak out for a while. So obviously I’m stressed, and I’ve been trying a few new techniques to distract myself from this impending doom….

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Sampling My Dragons

Sampling My Dragons

This is in many ways a housekeeping and updates post, but stay tuned. It might be interesting nonetheless. — First off, an update on what I like to call Operation ASNAC or, for those new to the blog, “a period of time in which Miriam attempts to pass her A-Levels”. Today I completed my first A2 exam — the French exam I sat a few weeks back was an AS resit. This was English Literature, which at 2 hours and…

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A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self

A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self

This is a letter to the Miriam of two years ago — the Miriam who was making decisions about which A-Levels she should take and inadvertently signed me up for two years of underperforming and misery. I’m writing it because I really, really need to rant about Baroque counterpoint right now. Like, I have a mighty need to do so. Here goes. Dear 16-year-old Miriam, You’re at a point in your life when you’re making a lot of really, really…

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Operation ASNaC

Operation ASNaC

I’ve taken to referring to anything relating to schoolwork as Operation ASNaC.  For those unaware, ASNaC (Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic) is the subject I want to study at university, provided I get the grades in my A-Levels to go to Cambridge. It’s the reason I’m neither blogging nor vlogging as often as I’d like to, and also why I’m not taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. There are several reasons for this name: I’ve reached a point, particularly with…

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Weathering My A-Levels

Weathering My A-Levels

I usually blog more often than this. To be fair, I usually write more than I have recently, too. I’ve had one of those weeks where I just don’t really feel up to doing much, so there’s been no thinking going on, and therefore no blog posts. It’s not exactly laziness or exhaustion or sadness – it’s kind of a conglomeration of the three, all wrapped up in stress and anxiety. Which makes finding things to say pretty difficult. Right…

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