Jubilee Gardens

Blogmas 19: Selected photography of London

Over 3 months ago now I had the opportunity to go to BBC Broadcasting House to interview Alex Manzi, Social Media Producer at BBC Radio 1Xtra. This came about thanks to Stephen from the Student Radio Association because I was part of the team that organised the SRA London & East Anglia Training Day – blog post on that will appear soon!

Anyway, a clip from the interview was included in the Student Radio Podcast and broadcast on inRadio back in September – you can listen to that below (I’m about 3 minutes in)

Whilst I was in London I also had some time to kill and thought I would revisit a few special places I had been to before, this time with a camera to capture some of the more hidden gems of London!

(I didn’t actually get a shot of the BBC because I didn’t want to look like a fangirl tourist!)

Blogmas 17: Emails

Today I have been at work and there’s been a lot of waiting, which means a lot of time to work on other things – namely sorting out ALL of my emails in my general inbox. This is something I do pretty much every time I come to work, and then allow the emails to build up and then have to repeat the process.

However, today was different. I began my day with over a thousand unread emails. It’s coming up to 1pm and I have none. Granted, I have 166 emails in my action folder that need to be dealt with eventually, but nothing new clogging up my actual inbox. I can’t actually recall the last time I had this few emails.

Looking back over my inbox has been pretty interesting too. I have found emails from people I forgot I knew and had some nostalgic moments too. It’s nice to be able to look back on memories in email form but it’s also good to be able to let go of some of the useless nonsense that I archived in my inbox.

So, my tip of the day: have a clear out! You may not be able to physically tidy things, but sorting out your virtual space is also highly valuable and rewarding.

Within a week

This time last week I was in London, most likely staring up at the Shell building and having a surprisingly enjoyable conversation about the Internet of Things. One week on and I’m sat at a laptop, doing some admin and filing the notes I just made from the first chapter of Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska’s text Women in Twentieth-Century Britain.

It’s strange going from non-stop work and work experience to unemployment in the space of a few days. By Tuesday I was going slightly stir crazy and tried to join the gym, yet failed due to an extortionate joining fee. I’ve come to the realisation that the only other people I’ve seen for any length of time all week are my parents, although last week I was in the same position, except with my work colleagues.

However, that is not to say I haven’t been keeping busy: deadline day for the Orbital is looming, the autumn term draws ever closer, and summer camp is in less than a month. Plus, there is always tidying and a need to simply rest (the latter of which is more prevalent that the former!)

In 200 words, I’ve said a lot whilst barely saying anything. Part of me wants to rewrite this, but the more dominant part is keeping it. Ultimately change is unsettling, and perhaps that has inspired the haphazard nature of this, but change doesn’t have to be damaging and often it can be the memories of the good times that push you into making the most of every new situation.