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The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

Watching Modern Family and the Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure. I love that they made their own miso and that it’s the fashion in Japan at the moment – it seems that going back to homemade is a global trend.

Listening to Apparently my Disclosure and Fleetwood Mac phase hasn’t stopped yet. I’m also listening to a whole load of radio dramas.

Reading The Secret History (I know, I’m taking my sweet time), a little book called Choose Yourself, the papers and Sylvia Plath. There is really a Plath quote for every moment.

Writing With my Lent commitment in mind, I’m adding a writing section to my weekly report. This week I wrote the shortest of cathartic short stories, a couple of blog posts, and lots of words in my journal. It’s amazing to really sit down and write again, and I’m pretty grateful to myself for making it one of my Lent promises.

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Eating  Treats at Free State Kitchen and Lucha Libre (plus fajitas and quinoa at home, I’m clearly on a Mexican kick), homemade pizza (I need a pizza stone immediately), delicious packed lunches and breakfast bircher at my desk, quinoa with black beans, a Caribbean feast at the latest instalment of our supper club (more on this in this week’s Food Report) and apricot ice cream on a farm.

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Lusting after A country house and charity shop purchases.

Talking about Whether poached pears are really a pudding, weddings (and not being hungover for them), miso, Lent, therapy, friends really being the family you choose for yourself even if it’s a cliché, heartbreak, earning potential, vacuum cleaners not hoovers, how much we love Modern Family where we should build a village, moving to the country, sexuality, just thoughts, which is really the funniest Cards against Humanity card, travelling and snapbacks.

Last term’s writing

Last term’s writing

While updating my portfolio I’ve put together some of my writing from the last term.

Writing a weekly editor’s letter for LSMedia has allowed me to promote events, the society and have some personal input on the site – I can’t wait to write another term’s worth!

I’ve covered student politics including #Demo2012, post-demo meetings and the Guild annual members’ meeting. I’ve also had a go at live blogging the Guild forums and Welcome Fair – the most hectic day of the year. With SRO elections coming up, we’ll be using live blogging a lot more so it’s been great practice. The Guild have run numerous campaigns and I was pleased to be able to cover lots of them, including Societies in Schools, Pound in your Pocket, Make the Most of I.T. and Black History Month.

Having focused on news last year, I’ve been trying my hand in other sections for the last term. I reviewed Still Life, The Second Shepherd’s Play and Josie Long’s Romance and Adventure. Helping out on the Meat Free Monday column I have shared recipes for moussaka, spanakopita and chachouka.

The pieces I am most of proud of are my interview with Dannie Grufferty and my piece for World Mental Health Day.

My full portfolio can be found here – I highly recommend contently if you’re putting your portfolio together.