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Update

I feel like I’m writing more apologies than reviews 😦

Once again, I’ve let life take over and I’m sorry for that.

Work at the moment is exhausting. I’m working 1:1 with a child in year 6, trying to get them ready for secondary school. Unfortunately, personal circumstances have meant that there are quite substantial gaps in their knowledge.

Also….. I’m getting married!!! 🙂 I’ve been engaged for a while, but on my 22nd birthday we decided to start planning. In the space of a week, we attended our first wedding fair, fell in love with a venue, set a date and booked! It’s all very exciting! 🙂

I will try to write more reviews, but I’m finding it hard to get through a book at the moment. I pick up my kindle and fall asleep!

~Katherine

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Do the greatest libraries have a white colour scheme?

When asked what their favourite library is, most people will say the library from Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (See left). Pretty amazing, right? White with a gold trim, it certainly stands out!

This is not the only great library that uses a white colour scheme, though. Here are a couple real-life libraries that use a white colour scheme, too.

Marfa Palace Library, Portugal.

How awesome does this library look? Apparently, there is a colony of bats that live here during the winter, eating the bugs that would usually damage the library books. How cool is that?

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

Yet another library with a white colour scheme. Apparently, the original collection of books were re-bound in white to match the colour scheme. I think this is taking the colour scheme a bit too far!

The George Peabody Library, USA.

With wall to wall bookshelves, this library is made primarily from iron. It may not have any sculptures, but it’s certainly striking!

The Theological Hall, Prague (Strahov Abbey)

This library is certainly striking. Just look at the detail on the ceiling!! Yet again, the colour scheme is white! I’m loving the globes in the middle of the room, too!

So, what do you think? Is there a reason for this white colour scheme? Does the colour scheme make a library great? Is the white supposed to be more inviting than dark wood panelling?

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Happy New Year!

Hello, lovely people!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas. Now, as 2015 draws to a close, I want to wish you all a happy new year! I hope 2015 has been wonderful for you, and that 2016 will be even better!

Now, the part of these posts that everyone dreads…. New year’s resolutions!

Mine are:

  1. Get back into blogging.
    I know I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, and I put so much effort into getting it started, so it’s been making me a bit sad. So, in the new year I vow to get back into blogging. I’m even considering making a sort of schedule so I know what I’m posting when, which may help!
  2. Spend less time worrying / Accept that things happen for a reason.
    I’ve never been very good at accepting change, so this year has been really hard for me. Lots has changed and I’ve struggled to come to terms with it all. As a result, I’ve decided to defer my PGCE for a year. It was a hard decision, but I feel it’s the right descision. There’s lots going on with my life (for example, my grandma is still quite poorly) and I’ve had so much on my mind that I’ve been making myself ill trying to cope with everything, along with trying to complete my PGCE.

I may come up with more as the year goes on, and I shall update my post if I do.
So, what are yours?
Again, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year and I hope 2016 is amazing!

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2015 in review

Here’s my 2015 review. I’m over the moon with these stats! Thank you for making this possible 🙂 Happy New Year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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All I want for Christmas is youuuuu!

So, its less than a week until Christmas! Who’s excited?! I know I am. Tomorrow I will be going home to see my family!

As I’m sitting here wrapping presents, I thought id ask what you’re all looking forward to this Christmas?

I’m looking forward to seeing my family and the dinner. There aren’t many presents I want, though I’m hoping for an amazon voucher to help with all the books that will be released in the new year!

Is there a particular present you want? Are you looking forward to seeing family? Are you looking forward to the Christmas dinner? I’d love to know!

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Sorry :(

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Hello, lovely people 🙂

I hope you’re all well?

I’m so, so sorry for my lack of activity. Honestly.

My first placement of my PGCE has been harder than I thought. I definitely didn’t expect it to be easy but I also didn’t expect is struggle this much.

The school I’m in is wonderful and I’m having such a great time, but it’s hard work. My waking hours involve helping the teacher, teaching myself or planning and paperwork! My sleeping hours (not that there’s much of them!) involve going over plans in my dreams (yes, I know it’s sad!).

I haven’t actually touched my kindle in a month and it’s sitting in a drawer with no battery. I’m ashamed of myself for this, but if I get a free second, I’m using it to catch up on sleep 😦

I’ve been reading what you’ve all been posting, though. Usually at 6am over my cup of tea! 🙂

I’m hoping to get lots of reading done over the Christmas holidays. I finish on the 18th so a full week of reading before the celebrating begins 🙂

I hope to have some posts up soon!

~Katherine