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October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), J.K. Rowling

We’re in the last quarter of the year and whilst the sun makes some appearances, it’s rather chilly here. This morning I didn’t get out of bed until 09:30 as everything outside my thick duvet felt like the Arctic. I had to hastily get my stuff together and get on my bike to make it to my 10am lecture. I’m wearing my new black turtleneck I bought from Monki last week to keep warm, and by lunch time and the sun was out, it was rather nice to sit outside and work on my presentation for the Women’s Cinema course.

I spent almost the entire day yesterday studying as I have assignments for every day this week, taking only a slight break to meet up with friends at the pub for some food. (and obviously going over to their’s for a cup of tea and a catch up) My weekly planner is full of uni work this month, and I still ask myself why I’m studying 150% (more about that later). But I honestly couldn’t be happier to be at uni.

Pia x

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