I can’t believe it’s been five weeks already. How the time has flown! I find it quite hilarious that the most amount of comments I’ve ever had has been on the blog in which I’m telling everyone off for not reading. Cheers guys! You were all quite indignant, but I’m not going to apologise hehe.
Last week was a bit slow in terms of telling you what I did. I *finally* finished my literature review, and got set on a task designing a test-piece to take some measurements that it’s currently impossible to get. It is really interesting – I’m working on SolidWorks, a Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) programme which is similar to the one we use in college (ProEngineer). SolidWorks is so much easier to use though! Saying that, it has taken me from Wednesday to today to produce a drawing, which still isn’t finished. The stupid thing is, the only thing slowing me down is the annotations that are n0t necessary to use the drawing; they’re required to follow protocol, and I’m finding them difficult.
My relationships with people at Finsbury have taken a turn for the better, as I’ve gone from being ignored to suddenly being the person everyone consults on which books they should read. It turns out that for a 21-year old (I still haven’t got used to saying that) I’ve read quite a lot more than the people in this office. Someone was asking me about the Twilight Saga on Friday, then another came up to me asking about the Millenium Trilogy this morning. I had a conversation about The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe last week, and someone wants to ask me about Sense and Sensibility later. Who would have thought it! My love for cooking is also being appreciated, with one of my cookbooks being passed around the office and everyone coming and asking for advice on a couple of the recipes. I feel so necessary all of a sudden! It’s nice, I’m not the outsider anymore.
Tomorrow I’m looking after a 16 year old girl on work-experience. She wants to do BioEng, so obviously I’m the first person everyone turns to (despite having no clue what the course is about…any help anyone?!) and will be shadowing me. Lucky old me!
Chris and Caroline came round for dinner this week, as Chris is going to Germany for a year. He banned me from ever quoting his drunk quote again (“Smeagol on a horse, that’d be the death of me”). Caroline made me drink far too much wine. Jean also came to dinner. This weekend I went to Devon with John, who is back from Europe and now on MTSoc Tour. I met up with Fred, who is now 21 (old man) and we played Nintendo Wii a lot, and played with bubbles. I drove 600 miles and am absolutely shattered, with achy right leg from adjusting the fuel on the motorway. I love my car to pieces (the leopardile as my mum calls it) but overtaking anything on M-roads is not a fun experience.
That’s all for now. Tune in next week!