Bad timing

If you follow me on Twitter then you will know that my family and I have had a bit of a rough time recently. Three weeks ago my husband broke his elbow playing football. Whilst I really am incredibly sympathetic (I hope), it really was awful timing.


(the broken elbow and my husband in A&E)

All of a sudden the weekend revision I had been planning disappeared. I also instantly lost a day a week to revise as usually my husband looks after the children one day a week, so now that was up to me. I was down to three days revision a week, three days for each exam. My exams suddenly became a problem. Two of them were scheduled for Saturdays, which had previously been great because we didn't have to get any childcare. Now however, we needed help. There have been frantic calls and e-mails to family (most of whom live over 200 miles away). My Mum came up last weekend and my sister is coming up this weekend.

My daughter has also been poorly with the vomiting bug which has been going round. My poor little girl. It was the first time she has ever been sick and it was so horrid to see her looking so poorly. She started being sick the day after my husband broke his elbow, which ruled out another four days of revision.

There is however some good news! We have finally got an internet connection back. The UK based TalkTalk CEO's office were very good and have managed to get it all back and also given us compensation for the five weeks we had no phone or internet. Unfortunately it has meant that my blog has been rather lacking in anything personal - the reviews and charity posts have built up. Hopefully it will all be back to normal now.

I have one exam down and two to go and I can't begin to tell you how relieved I will be when they are over. I feel utterly unprepared but I'll have to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. I can only do what I can do and I have to accept that these aren't going to be my best exams ever!

Once they are finished then hopefully I can have a well earned break, as Easter was spent visiting family and moving house! Mind you, I still have boxes to unpack and decorating to do, so maybe it won't be overly relaxing. At least I won't have to make my brain think too much. Although I do want to re-learn algebra this summer...

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  1. Oh dear! Hope your exams go well and things pick up :)

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  2. Oh heck, you will get through it. Just a thought - when I moved from economics first to second year, I had to relearn differentiation very quickly, and I mean very. They forget to tell me I needed it and it had been almost ten years since I sat A-Level maths. Gah!!! Check you don't need that as it was a big part of our 2nd year microeconomics module. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. Will liaise with my tutor for next year and see what it would be helpful for me to learn this summer. I never did A-level maths and I barely remember GCSEs (14 years ago).

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  3. Bless I don't know how you do it. I am tired just reading this. Good luck for the exams and hope everyone starts to get better quickly xx

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    1. Thank you. I only feel tired when I stop!

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