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13 Nov 2017

It gets colder, darker and there is nothing much to report. Fatigue is my constant companion, partly caused by a never ending list of tasks I have to perform, partly caused by my immune system gone crazy.

My days are currently filled with lots of writing and reading. At a postgraduate...

23 Oct 2017

When I discussed my blog with the editor of this website, I promised that I would always be honest in describing what I was going through, all struggles and trials I might encounter as a postgraduate student, who is foreign, a mum and mature. “There is no point hiding anything if I am...

16 Oct 2017

I should be shouting from the rooftops but there is a surprising sense of detachment as I am passing the excited eighteen year-olds on my way to the official Induction. I keep adding to my To-Do List, which includes items such as “arrange childcare”, “book car – MOT/servicing” and “co...

2 Oct 2017

I was not back home from my trip to Prague for more than twenty-four hours when things began to feel real. With several emails from my university in my inbox, it became apparent that the daydreaming and imaging is over: I am going to be a student! Excitement is mixed with apprehension...

5 Sep 2017

I had a good will to write an extra blog entry before I leave for my annual trip to Prague but my honourable intentions were met with a nasty Norovirus that decimated the whole family in turns a week before my journey. It is a prime example of many challenges a mature student with chi...

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