Browsing Archive: January, 2013

January 26th Shopping day

Posted by A O'Neill on Sunday, January 27, 2013, In : Day to day 
We should have been at an Indoor event at BCA today but it has been called off due to the snow, despite the fact that it has nearly all melted here. It was decided that it was too dangerous and it has been cancelled due to Health and Safety. While its a shame we can't compete today there is a small bit of me that is glad as it is very cold and I  did not have to get up at some unearthly hour this morning.
Instead we drove Jasper this morning, and then met up with Ann, Hester and Julie at the R...
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January 24th Exams are finished :)

Posted by A O'Neill on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Day to day 
Finally my exams are over! As they have stretched over nearly three weeks so far the return to uni has not been much fun. To be honest quite sick of being locked up in my bedroom staring at notes so finally freedom! Refreshers starts next week and we have been reliving the fun of our Freshers week today when I found my camera with loads of pictures on it that I had forgotten about.
Can't say my exams have gone brilliantly but I have done my best and worked hard so there's not much more I can ...
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January 19th Driving in the Snow

Posted by A O'Neill on Sunday, January 20, 2013, In : Day to day 

Great drive with Jasper in the snow today, he was not very impressed! You can see a video of our drive here
The other picture is Jasper galloping up the field today as he was desperate to come in and out of the cold.
He is such a wuss! I have done some revision today as I have yet more exams next week which was a lot less fun but I do at least feel productive.

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January 18th SNOW DAY!

Posted by A O'Neill on Sunday, January 20, 2013, In : Day to day 
Woke up this morning to about 4 inches of snow! This was all incredibly exciting but... I had an exam in the afternoon so spent all morning cooped up indoors revising :(
But at 12pm we were told the uni was shut, exams were cancelled and we escaped outside to freedom and a massive snowball fight! Amazing fun!
The bad news is that obviously I still have to do the exam but they have postponed it to a Saturday that I am away competing on. Not sure what happens now but hopefully it can be sorted ou...
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January 17th Got my Bursary Kit!

Posted by A O'Neill on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : Day to day 
Its all a bit doom and gloom here at uni at the minute as everyone is stressing about exams. To cheer myself up today (and to procrastinate in truth!) I went to collect my kit that I get as part of my Sports and Wellbeing Bursary at the University of Southampton. Just thought I would share with you how snazzy it is :D
Got my 3rd exam tomorrow and then just 2 left, literally cannot wait for them to be over and one with!
Also check out our video of Kiera, Ann, Hester and I messing about at Spar...
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January 6th Win at Sparsholt

Posted by A O'Neill on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Indoor Driving 
Today we headed back to Sparsholt to compete at in the Wessex Regions January event.
After being in second place after dressage, we then had a clear round in the cones with several time penalties to be 2nd place in the phase and then remain in second place after dressage and cones. Knowing we had to make up ten penalties to win (and the person in front of us is renowned for being speedy) we were hoping to hang onto our second place. However, Jasper thought otherwise and we had the fastest obst...
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