A funny little thought about accents

Ok so this is another post about accents. Because I had a funny thought recently…

and here’s my thought… Did people in the past have the accents of their area?

Like did Isambard Kingdom Brunel have a Bristolian accent? Did he say ‘Alright my lover’, ‘Where’s that to?’ and ‘Gurt lush’. Did he talk like a farmer?

The thing is I don’t think we’ll ever know. But it does amuse me to imagine him prancing about Bristol, his top hat on and designing bridges that are ‘gurt lush’.


Types of film watchers

Being an avid film watcher who goes to the cinema often I have over time spotted many different types of film watchers.

Here are the typical film watchers I’ve identified….

1.) The noisy eater. One of the most annoying watchers who sits rustling papers and crunching away as loudly as humanly possible all the way through the film.

2.) The nacho and hot dog eater. Not that I have any problem with either of these foods when eaten in a restaurant or else where however in the cinema they smell awful.

3.) The talker. This person is the one who talks and asks questions all the way through the film. Asking ridiculous questions like ‘Who is that’ when you don’t know either and the film has just started. Am I the only one who just wants to yell ‘Keep watching the film and you’ll find out like the rest of us’?

4.) The leaver. These are the ones who get up to go to the loo halfway through the film walking straight past the screen. They aren’t the most annoying and I understand it sometimes especially if it’s a young child or older person.

5.) The film critique. These are the ones who seem to find something wrong in every moment of every film and think they know absolutely everything about every film.

So there they are the main film watchers I have identified, but have you identified any others, if so let me know I’d love to hear them.


Hello newbies

Hello everyone out there, but more particularly my newer followers. Welcome to my blog on life.  Where you can read everything from philosophical life questions and blogs out university and UCAS to clumsy and weird life moments. Thank you all whether new or old for reading what I post and hopefully the posts have either; made you laugh or even made you think about life.



Sheffield Hallam and University of Portsmouth open days

Ok so I haven’t written on here for a while so I guess it’s time to catch up.

Since I  last wrote on here I have been to 2 more university open days, Sheffield Hallam and University of Portsmouth.

Both were great days out and gave me a chance to see new cities that I have never been to before. Particularly Sheffield city which being about 4 hours away from where I live is a place I would probably not have got round to seeing soon if not ever.

The first of two universities I visited was Sheffield Hallam and it was a weekend away a greatly enjoyed. In order to take advantage of the fact that we had to travel so far for the open day we decided to stay overnight on Saturday ready for the open day on Sunday. The Saturday we got to take in the city. We walked through The Winter Gardens. Ate food in one of the many restaurants in the city. And finally went to see a play at the beautiful Lyceum theatre.

The open day the following morning was very good and offered a quick and essay way to sign in. Once done we listened to a welcome to and an accommodation talk before going to the pinnacle of the day…. The Journalism talk.

I have found for all 3 of my open days that this is the most important thing to do when at an open day. Not only do they tell you what is talked in the course but also how it is assessed. However for me the most important part of the subject talk is meeting the team that run and lecture for the course as it gives you a chance to show them who you are, ask them what they expect in good candidates and finally see if you’ll fit in.

My Final open day to Portsmouth meant not as far to go, but still meant at 6;30am start (too early for anyone really) but it gives you plenty of time to get there sign in and do everything that’s needed.

Portsmouth’s open day like the others allowed me to see the city and even get a bit a outlet shopping done in the cities lovely Gunwarf Quays.

Southampton Solent Open day

Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So the Saturday just gone (28th of September) I went to my first open day at Southampton Solent university and so far so good. The university is in a great place and only an hour away from where I love by train. I had a great talk from the team that run the magazine journalism and feature writing course that I’m applying to and a short tour of the accommodation before racing off to work. The team who talked about the course were really helpful and gave us so much information and stuff to take away.

My next open day is Sheffield so wish me luck reader as I will then have somewhere to compare Southampton to.