28th November 2012
You may have noticed a number of changes to Empfire.info:
- A new layout – It will do. I never have claimed to be a great designer. My skills don’t really lie within Photoshop. I’m a geographer for goodness sake!
- Goodbye visitors content – It’s had its day and served its purpose, but now it’s pointless. Sorry for those of you who actually enjoyed the content.
- Links to other blogs have moved – They’ve got their own jazzy page now. Fancy exchanging links? I’m always on the hunt for new blogs to read.
- More blogging – Now that’s a ‘maybe’. I would like to blog more frequently but I will have to see how well my time can be managed.
I guess I’m moving with the times. It’s sad to see a large proportion of my content disappear from the site but these aren’t the days of Piczo anymore. Some of the content wasn’t too bad though. I liked the brushes, the Photoshop actions and the smilies I had created. And some of the articles I wrote were pretty interesting. I mean, lets be honest, it’s not like I was still offering glitter graphics.
I’ve kept the tutorials (for now) as I have been told that some of them are useful. Why thank you! Some of them are missing images so I will try and fix them.
Moving on. Time to talk about my life. I break up for Christmas on the 14th of December and I’m going home on the 15th. I have convinced my parents to pick me up from Liverpool rather than having to get the train home with three weeks of clothes and all of my Christmas presents for everyone. You have no idea how much I’m looking forward to the break. I never thought that not having a half term break would affect me so much, especially with having short lectures and days off in the week. But I think it might have pushed me over the edge. All I can think about is how much this course is annoying me and how desperate I am for a holiday (I’m in the process of flight hunting as we speak).
I shouldn’t hate my course. I don’t want to hate it, especially after working so hard to get into university, but it certainly does have issues. For example, one of my lecturers ignores the ‘3 week turn around’ rule regarding assignments. I’m still waiting for some feedback on my first assignment. I’m not particularly looking forward to getting it back but I suppose the feedback will help me. For my first assignment at university I shouldn’t feel too bad, but I want it to be as good as it can be.
The same lecturer has also set us a group work assignment to complete by the day we break up. I’ve met up with my group a few times and they all seem really motivated people. In fact, we’ve decided to set our own deadline slightly earlier so we can get it over and done with as soon as possible. We are writing a chapter for a book which will be a statistics guide. I am working on two sections of the chapter relating to how to run the Wilcoxon statistics test in a software called SPSS. However, I can’t start until I am given the data, and my lecturer is taking forever to put it online, no matter how much we complain.
On a happier note, Tyrone came to stay over this weekend. The Christmas Market has just started in Liverpool so we had a walk around it. We ended up buying pancakes which were delicious with Nutella. I also bought veggie paella so Ty could try it. On Saturday night we decided to go out for a meal at Pizza Hut. In the city centre, Pizza Hut is right opposite the cinema. Impulsively we decided to go and see Skyfall, even though the tickets were a little over priced. I recommend you see it if you haven’t already. It doesn’t matter if your not a James Bond fan; my brother isn’t and he loved it. It has a brilliant story with lots of twists in the plot.
Next Friday Tyrone and I are off to see Madness in concert. I bought the tickets for Tyrone’s birthday. I haven’t been to a concert in ages so I’m pretty excited! I often miss out on the chance to watch the older bands I love, so once I realised there were tickets available I snapped them up. Pretty cheap too if you compare it to the price of tickets for the recent concerts by The Rolling Stones. Apparently the cheapest tickets were going for £30,000 on eBay! :o