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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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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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Word By Word

Word By Word

I study French. I also study Classical Greek, although that’s more of an informal thing and I have to admit, I’m pretty bad at it. The alphabet keeps throwing me off. I used to learn Italian. I’m now teaching myself Esperanto, and considering learning a bit of Russian, too. And I discovered this thing called Memrise. I actually heard about it in the Guardian, when somebody learned an entire language just from vocab lists on Memrise and was able to…

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The Tyranny Of Television

The Tyranny Of Television

When is too much, too much – and is there such a thing as not enough? My friends are often horrified by how little TV I watch (though they only have to put me down near Doctor Who to watch me clock the screen hours), but I don’t really see why some people are able to spend entire evenings on the sofa. Well, that’s not quite true. I’ll confess that I’ve had times when, after watching one programme, I’ve seen…

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