Monday, 19 March 2012

Who Are You? Interview.

Interview with my partner Suzanne Moore.

  • Where are you from? Tell us about it.
Harrogate, full of wealthy snobs that think they're the best. Very pretty.
  • What is your earliest memory?
Stealing a miniature kangaroo from play group, felt really guilty so never stole again.
  • Which living person do you most admire and why?
Brother, being able to cope in a house full of girls and being amazing at drawing.
  • Cat, dog or other? Tell us why.
Dog, has a lot. Also because her last dog was her best friend and now her puppies are too.
  • Where would you like to live? Why? What would you do if you lived there?
Somewhere cold but sunny, with lakes and mountains. Would do some design and walk the dog.
  • What would your super power be? What would you use it for?
Time travel, go back and witness all of the good things that have happened.
  • If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose? Why?
Friendly dinosaurs, add something different to the wildlife. New edge.
  • What is your most unappealing habit?
Chewing things for concentration e.g pens.
  • What is your favourite word and why?
Bobity ping, welsh slang for microwave.
  • Which 4 people would you invite to your dream dinner party? Why?
Her 4 puppies, they would be able to talk.
  • If you could edit you past what would you change and why?
Last uni course, spent a whole year on it, doubted herself as a designer and didn't learn much.
  • If you could go back in time where would you go? What would you do while you were there?
Egyptian times, interesting visually and culturally.
  • What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Hand rearing puppies.
  • Tell us a secret.
Can't ride a bike, fell off and broke her arm age 9.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Time Management.

.This workshop was to help inform us on how much time we waste throughout the week, by making us aware of the time we spend on certain activities would help in being able to manage it better. The first thing we did was to split the things we do during the week into categories

After this we took the categories and split them into nine headlines. After doing this we estimated how many hours we felt we did it per week. This was difficult to do as it was hard to get the hours to add up correctly. Some of the time slots shocked me but as I thought about them they were quite accurate. It was surprising how long I spent just chatting and socialising with friends, blogging was also very high.

I then moved on to create a to do list for the uni tasks I needed to complete. I often make them anyway as I find them really helpful in showing what needs to be done and breaking them down into more manageable pieces. I also like being able to tick off what has been completed as there is a sense of accomplishment and relief to see the workload going down.

Finally I wrote up a weekly planner to help my week run more smoothly and to help focus my time more successfully.