Science, Surf and Sentience

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Week 11 – All grown up…well maybe adolescence!

Over the last few weeks as students we have flown the nest (workbench) to migrate to warmer climes (bays) and it’s been a real change in how we work. Our lecturer is amazing at keeping tracks with everyone as we are all working on something slightly different. He...

Week 10 plumbing!

Looking over my academic schedule I realised this week it's been 10 weeks since we started the level 2 plumbing course. Am I still loving it ... yes! This week was strange as on the practical side of things I didn't feel I covered much, but through good teaching a...

Good things come in 3’s too

The first thing was a surprise win on the Premium Bonds. Not going to change my way of life but £75 is better than a poke in the eye. Second thing was an incredibly positive Twitter fest instigated by my plumbing companion. A flood (see what I did there!) of...

Post half term fatigue

Normally a day at college is long, but a day at college after half term I thought would be a breeze. Not so much, as it turns out. I am suffering from post half term fatigue and so have taken to my bed to type! A sure sign is when blowing your nose the rooms sways,...

Half term

Half term

Things I have learned during this half term... 1) My brain and body grind to a halt 2) I work better with my friends - a job half done is worse than starting from scratch 🙄 3) I’ll probably end up doing small plumbing as favours! 4) I still love writing stories and...

Week 3 – Perseverance

Yesterday was week 3 at Plumbing college, and my first 'bad' day. To be fair 'bad' is relative and I got it in the end, but the morning was full of frustrations. We started with passovers, full and partial, actually they were fine and there was a satisfaction when...

Week 2 – Offsets

Week 2 at plumbing college and we used 22mm copper piping and did our first practical assessment! I keep getting told to slow down and am very aware that I'm a bit 'what's next, what's next, what's next' (lets call it my thirst for knowledge!). I have to admit that it...

No learning is wasted

Going back to college at 40 is weird. Going back to a college you used to lecture at is really weird and not doing the school drop off OR pick up was just ridiculous. At least I knew my way around and quickly guided us through the college maze. The day is split into...