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This entry is basically me trying out whether I have dreamwidth crossposting to LJ. Which means I don't really have anything interesting to say, but I will anyway.

Went riding on Saturday. Was a little disappointed when I arrived as I had been promised a horse (we have some amazing horses, £30,000 competition horses. Amazingly talented but also very capable of just pinging you out of the saddle because they are so powerful, and their owners are normally scared we'll break them) but because of the other people riding (who are far better than me) I was riding one of the ponies instead. We were going to go out and bomb round the field, popping over a few of the cross country jumps with him, but took him into the small school first as he was trying to break out of his stable, which can mean he's in a foul mood. Except this time I think someone must have told him I was supposed to be riding one of the competition horses, he was amazing (and worse on the ground than normal, which is typical of the competition horses!). Didn't end up taking him into the field, he was just so responsive and off the leg and coming round. Really beautiful. And I could just hear my old instructor in my head going "a horse is only as good as it's rider" when people would turn up to comps with horses that were too good for them, and we'd beat them on our little riding school ponies. So not so disappointed after all.

Spent yesterday in bed with a cold that was actually trying to kill me. I knew it was coming, but being me rather than taking it easy so that it didn't get worse, just ignored it until it wouldn't let me any more. Watched a lot of Who and read the briefing for Tanzania. Feeling mostly better today, have come into town to do shopping for Tanzania and use the internet. And buy ginger beer, which I was craving yesterday. 
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Week off has been nice and most definitely needed. Sort of got everything I needed done. The lack of finding a plain hoody kinda halted the craft plan unfortunately, tried everywhere could think of and all charity shops but no luck... ah well, will have to get thinking on something else.

Usual long ramblings )
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*is feeling decidely sorry for herself*

I have a cold and I'm sleepy... I'd really like a day camped out with DVD's right about now. Tough, tomorrow is the evilness of Thursday and I have lectures. Ugh. Is it christmas hols yet??

Riding today. I got all excited coz they said I could have Lloyd and he's meant to be really nice and we NEVER get him coz the team are always using him and I'd never ridden him and then the farrier hadn't finished so I had muffin instead... grrrr Although having said that we had quite a good lesson, lots of no stirupp work, which is always good. Inc canter with no stirupps, which is vv good. And Sarah had never ridden without her stirrups, which i think is pretty amazing, and she managed canter! Woot, well done.

Only week and a half to go!!!!!!!

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Resi this weekend rocked! We had lots and lots of fun and chopped trees and chatted and played lots of cards and built fires and it was fun! We even had beds, which was a nice surprise... no heating however so you can imagine how cold we were, esp as it was basically a shed, so there would have been no way to keep heat in! But it was really good to get away and not have to worry about work, just be outside mucking about. AND i felled a really big tree! It was exciting, iy made a satifying creak-crash! Sound.

I am however now paying for a weekend of fun outside in the cold. Not only do I have mountains of work to do coz i didn't do any all weekend, but also a monster cold to prevent any from getting done. Not good really. I'm just kinda snifffling and drinking tea. Plus I had a resps lecture today and the lecturer always picks up on people yawning and coughing and sneezing and i was doing all 3... I even braved the back of the theatre in the hopes he would leave me alone but he didn't, I became the expriment for the hour...

Think I'm off riding tomorrow but i haven't had an e-mail about it... Ack, although i haven't emptied my in box in a while... maybe thats why!!

Ugh, OK, bioinformatics!


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