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Stung!

Yesterday, for perhaps the first time in 30 years, I was stung by a wasp. Yep, a bloody great hulking wasp, in January, in my loft. Where I stepped on it. It surprised me how much a wasp sting hurts! The bloody thing didn't even have the decency to die, instead it buzzed drowsily away and then sat looking at me from a safe distance. I think I even detected a small, waspy laugh. Well, until I smacked it with a nearby 1962 copy of The Times (well we all keep junk in our loft). The wasp still got the last laugh though -- while it no longer feels any pain, my foot is still sore.

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

Pump and blow assessment

Well I passed my First Aid at Work assessment today... I had to do 'pump and blow' (resuscitation) on a limbless mannekin with a Chesney Hawkes hairdo and large boobs (the mannekin, not me!); recovery position (rolling a person around on the floor) on a nice volunteer called Jan; and treat a nosebleed and fractured leg (also on nice Jan). I felt quite comfortable with it all and actually ended up teaching the up-to-date- pump and blow techniques to some trainees at the diving club tonight. It's good to pass on the knowledge (I'll be glad I showed them if they end up using it at some point - hopefully not on me, though!). Spent last night writing very long and boring assessment reports for my students and had to leave the dive club early this evening to write more. It's now quite late and I can't stand to write any more... I 'll have to finish them tomorrow morning.

Erica

Erica

 

Back to business

Well Christmas seemed to pass by in something of a blur... and suddenly we find ourselves looking at the blunt end of 2008! The year has started off OK, I think, with the introduction of two new features to the forum - the writing room (for serving officers only), and 'karma'. Both have been met with a fair amount of discussion and that's always a good thing - some people hate the ideas, some love them. I'm always pleased to see that changes to the forum can incite such passion from our visitors; in a way it's very pleasing that people are so emotionally involved with the forum. I hope nobody thinks that such changes are just chucked in at a moment's notice -- the serving officers' area is something that has been on my mind for some time, and the New Year seemed like a good time to give it a punt. Likewise the karma system was something I saw on another forum sometime about the middle of 2007 - it's taken this long to get something together that I like, and which I feel is workable. Some thoughts about the karma system, by the way -- it's not designed as a stick to beat people with, which is why for example it's not possible to get negative karma, nor is it possible for users to attack others by reducing their karma (well, not directly anyway). In fact I designed it as something aspirational -- by being a good 'forum citizen', your karma will creep upwards, and if that makes you feel good then fab. If you're not a good citizen, well it will stay static or may even drop back towards zero. If users don't care about their karma rating, then that's fine too. Both changes are bedding in and I'll keep them under review. In the meantime if you have comments or feedback please let me know, I'm always open to suggestions!

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

2nd day of 1st Aid course

Started the day by wrapping a poor woman called Jane in sterile dressings and bandages... by the time I'd finished she was flat on her back with her legs up on a chair and had dressings on her thigh, upper arm, lower arm, hand, side of her head and top of her head (under a fetching bandana made of triangular bandage), and an elevation sling! The jolly trainer told us all about how he burnt his leg by ironing his trousers whilst wearing them and (in the same, jolly, matter-of-fact tone told us about how his entire family have died from heart attacks and strokes and about the 8 tablets he takes each day to stave off the same fate for as long as possible. He also said he once broke his back falling out of a coconut tree and couldn't leave his house for 18 months (all of this in addition to the tumor growing in his head!). For someone who's had a bad time medically and emotionally, he's so, so jolly! :D

Erica

Erica

 

First Aid course

Day one of my First Aid at Work course today... I did it once before, but didn't renew it before the 3 years was up, so I'm doing the full course again. I had a good day :D The trainer is a lovely bloke from Barbados who moved to the UK fairly recently. He had just returned from spending 5 weeks in his house in Barbados over Christmas and was very relaxed and laid back :lol: . We covered treatment of minor injuries today and reporting incidents, what to put in your first aid kits, etc. I spend the majority of my afternoon wrapped in a variety of bandages on numerous body parts whilst decorating a bunch of strangers in a similar manner. There was a moment which made me feel quite odd... sad, shocked and grateful all at the same time... the trainer was talking about what could cause fainting and told us a story about his own experience. Last year he missed breakfast one morning and fainted at a train station on the way to work. He woke up with people stepping over him (no-one stopped to help him!)... anyway, he took himself to a hospital as he'd never fainted before and it seemed a bit odd. A doctor did a few tests and said he might be diabetic. More tests were organised as my trainer didn't quite believe the diagnosis, but before those tests took place, he found himself on the ground again after another faint - but this time he'd just eaten dinner. This didn't fit with the diabetes theory so he saw another doctor... more tests... and he discovered he had a tumor. He had treatment for it last year but it has grown again since then so he is going back to hospital next month :D He said the tumor is benign, but it must be so worrying. I'm sorry about it but I took his point and will never assume that an injury or condition is as simple as it appears... remembering his story may help me and the others he taught save a life one day.

Erica

Erica

 

Good news and bad news

Good news: My husband arrived home shortly after 6.00am this morning after doing the night shift with the regs. He was beaming and very chuffed with himself for catching a violent criminal. I'm really proud of my husband for catching him- that's a man off the streets (at least for a while), who would have probably caused more people more misery and fear if he hadn't been caught. Bad news: I just saw news of another dead teenager - stabbed to death early this morning in Erith (only a few miles from where I live). Two other teenagers were stabbed in the same incident. When are people going to put their knives and guns down and just say 'enough'? It's such a stupid waste of life.

Erica

Erica

 

Stabbings

I got home from my first day back at work today (after a nice, easy snowless commute, despite weather warnings) and turned on the news to see two more police officers have been injured on duty (stabbed this time) :D . That's three in one week! What a sad state of affairs. I also see that 2 teenagers have already been murdered on the streets in the past few days and I couldn't help but remember a student from a college I worked at last year - he was stabbed in the heart by a person trying to steal his mobile phone after a New Years Eve party and died on a petrol station forecourt whilst people celebrated the start of 2007. The other students held a memorial service for him, but still refused to 'grass up' their friends (and enemies) who carried knives (it was almost as if they couldn't connect the carrying of knives with the death of their fellow student). A few months later, one of the college's security guards was attacked by 3 students and stabbed in the back with an 8 inch kitchen knife (so hard it actually cut into the bone of the shoulder blade)... and all because he had said something apparently disagreeable to the girlfriend of one of them! I can't help but wonder why those students seemed to condone the carrying of weapons when their friends and relatives are attacked around them? Some of them had shocking stories to tell about violence they had witnessed, but still thought it was necessary to carry knives (to protect themselves, to maintain 'street cred' or merely as a fashion item). One of my ex-students even said to me "if someone gives me a 'look' in the street, I have to retaliate"... he said it immediately after telling me how gutted he would be if one of his friends in the class had been attacked! I just don't understand his mentality at all. Maybe it is time to roll out the tazers, but I feel so sad that it's come to that. :D

Erica

Erica

 

New boots and the weather forecast

I went to the Niton shop in Crawley today with my husband as he wanted to buy a load of policing gadgets with his Christmas money. Whilst we were there, I got a pair of Bates boots in readiness for training (followed by police duty, all being well). I know that this is ridiculously early for such a purchase, but I'm fairly sure I can pass the medical and fitness tests and I wanted to get them early enough to wear them in so they're nice and comfortable when it matters. They're really nice boots and wearing them makes the whole 'joining the police force' thing seem more real to me (odd, that!). I notice that the Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for heavy snow here tomorrow. I'm meant to return to work tomorrow after the Christmas break, so my 60 mile commute to and from Loughton will be joyous! It always amazes me how the travel network grinds to a halt when we get a millimetre of snow, even with plenty of warning. At least I'm not commuting to work by train anymore - I will sit in a queue for hours on the M25, but at least I'll be warm in my car and not freezing my bottom off (and various other body parts) waiting on a station platform, having paid a vastly inflated fare, for a train which doesn't arrive (or does arrive late, packed to the brim with very angry people in suits). I wonder if the British Transport Police have to deal with more assaults when the weather is bad, as people literally fight to get onto trains?

Erica

Erica

 

Plans for 2008

Well the new year has arrived and, once again, I started the 1st January with a hangover and Apple Sours in my hair. I will turn 30 this year (I will probably be doing officer safety training at KPC that day, incidentally) and part of me thinks I should start behaving more responsibly at some point soon (maybe!). I have some plans for this year (like new year's resolutions, but if I call them resolutions they won't get done): 1. Pass medical & fitness test - get onto intake A08 2. Pass training and work towards becoming a good copper 3. Take the British Sub Aqua Club Open Water Instructor course 4. Get fitter (this one appears every year) 5. Sort of work/life balance 6. Spend more time with my bloke 7. Have more fun Hopefully I'll still be writing this blog next year and on Jan 1st 2009, after I've cleaned green sticky goo out of my hair, I'll take a look back and see if I managed to achieve these. I'll let you know how it went. Here's to a good year :santa_kiss:

Erica

Erica

 

Waiting

It's nearly a week since I went out with my local Specials to observe their good work and I am currently on holiday from my work so I don't have the relentless grind of the day job to distract me. This has made waiting for training to start seem tedious (especially when I'm jealous of my husband - also on holiday from his day job - when he is out on duty 'fighting crime' most nights). So I've taken to watching the large number of programmes on TV which consist of camera crews following Police Officers on duty. I'm surprised by the sheer volume of such programmes consisting of police in helicopters, police in cars, police in vans, police on bikes, police 'following' (not pursuing) cars and vans and bikes, police on foot, police with dogs, police with guns, police with enforcers, police with American accents and slightly questionable conduct, dodgy/ sarcastic commentary, 'and the moral of this story is...' commentary (especially from everyone's hero, Sheriff John Burnell (Retired)!), and lots of footage of police rolling around on the floor whilst naughty people swear at them and girls flash their bums and boobs at the camera (not a pretty sight). I always find myself smiling, though, when the commentary states that the naughty people received reasonable punishment for whatever naughty thing they were doing that day (it sometimes happens); but I can't help thinking... is it wrong for me to actually enjoy Road Wars, Street Wars, Street Crime UK, Helicops, Motorway Patrol, Cops Uncut, etc? At least I don't think that The Bill is in any way real (actually the acting and writing is quite bad and makes me cringe a bit)! I've been doing some reading (in between episodes of crime-fighting TV action) in the hope that it might help to speed up the learning process when training starts. I read a book about preparing for police duty first. This was really useful as it spelled out lots of really basic stuff in non-jargon language (and explained the jargon). I have also started reading The Beat Officer's Companion to brush up on definitions of particular offences. Again, this is really useful and will help me with my general knowledge. It also helps me to put off writing reports for my students for a while, whilst tricking my conscience into believing I'm not wasting my holiday time. I'm writing this on a wet and windy night, watching the palm tree in my front garden thrashing about in the wind. My husband has one hour left on duty (although he'll probably be a bit longer). I imagine he is quite soggy and windswept by now :D

Erica

Erica

 

Observation and a Merry Christmas

Last Saturday night I joined some of my local Specials on a duty. I was really looking forward to it - it was the second time I've observed them in action and I had a brilliant time the first time when we went out in a van. This time we didn't have the use of the van, and the keys to the cars in the yard were proving to be elusive, so we started with a spot of foot patrol around the town centre. The Officers I was with saw a car being driven down the (pedestrianised) high street, fairly quickly, without any headlights on, so they stopped it (well it stopped when the dippy driver finally noticed an Officer in high vis jacket standing in front of her car (maybe she would have noticed sooner if her headlights had been on)! The driver then hopped out of the car (leaving the engine turning) and tottered over to the Officers in her 6 inch heels (great footwear for driving in)! Apart from that, it was all very quiet (sorry, I used the Q word) and so we investigated lots of alleyways and even a rooftop which I had no idea existed. We also popped into the camera control centre to take a look at the monitors and meet the camera operators. I was amazed at how clear the images were (why are the pictures on Crimewatch always so fuzzy, then?). We watched a bunch of kids in the local 'rough estate' drinking what looked like cheap cider on a street corner - I doubt if any of them had even hit puberty yet. Later we returned to the nick and (after a lengthy discussion) managed to liberate a car from the yard and drove off into the night. We were travelling through a housing estate when the Officer who was driving said 'I'm bored' (which, I believe, is even worse than saying the Q word). Less than 10 seconds later, we discovered an RTC on a roundabout which had happened only minutes before. The two Officers in the front immediately leapt out of the car, grabbed their high vis and started dealing with an injured lady in one of the cars, took notes and directed traffic. I, meanwhile, had attempted to leap out of the car in a similarly impressive manner, only to discover that the child lock was on and I couldn't get out! Eventually, one of the Officers noticed I was stuck and opened the door for me. I ended up trying to distract the daughter of the injured lady by talking to her about the food they just had (they'd been at a restaurant) and other random things in an attempt to calm her down a bit. I tried, but she was obviously worried about her mum. I didn't ask her about the crash because I didn't want anything I said to be construed as an interview. Very soon, many more units arrived and closed off the part of the junction where the smashed car was. One local resident just stood on the grass verge and stared at us - he obviously has nothing better to do with his time. After a short while, the ambulance arrived and took away the lady, her daugher and her partner. The driver of the other car was being interviewed by another Officer, and the glass was swept up, so we moved on. The rest of the evening consisted of moving on a bloke in his dressing gown who had just been released from custody and wanted to get into his wife's house. Later he returned and slept in a nearby bin shed. We also went to the scene of a serious incident in a pub in town. There were many, many officers on the scene, including one with a head cam. We were given the description of the suspect and every person even vaugely matching the description was siphoned off as they left the pub, filmed by the head cam robocop and details taken from them. This went on for nearly 2 and a half hours and we were all a bit chilly by 3am. I was quite disappointed when I had to go home and I sat up watching Road Wars for a bit. It won't be long until I can be involved and can actually be useful. I'm still looking forward to it :D I went 'Up North' for Christmas the next day, had a lovely time and got 'The Beat Officer's Companion'. I'm probably jumping the gun a bit, but I will read bits as I go along. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas too!

Erica

Erica

 

Week 4

Time for an update i think folks. We have now reached the week four point in training and have got a couple of things to look forward's to this weekend, first of all we've got a Roleplay tomorrow, so who know's what they are going to throw at us, hopefully nothing to challenging and then on Sunday we've got the first Officer Safety Training session, can't wait for that. That's about it for now i think. Hope you all have a good Christmas and New Year.

Gingeriron

Gingeriron

 

Application

Just handed in my application form for West Mids'. I ended up stapling 2 sides of A4 to the application for the 'why do you want to join?' simply because they asked for block capitals and I couldn't say enough things in such a tiny space that they provided! Waiting for a response now, so wish me luck! I am 18yo by the way :D

SamKS

SamKS

 

First Steps

Well I finally took the plunge and applied to join the Specials. I had been thinking about it for a while since spending a year 'teaching' in East London whilst witnessing ridiculous anti-social behaviour on the buses, in the street, in my workplace, everywhere. I spent a lot of time counselling injured parties and splitting up 'disagreements', rather than teaching and it seemed my students had all been victims of crime (and I'm sure some had been perpetrators of crime). It wound me up, seeing so much selfish, inconsiderate and disrespectful behaviour and I wanted to do something about it, but I knew that if I confronted a gang of lads on a bus or in the street, there was a real chance I could get stabbed or shot (as happened to several people in the area I worked in during the year I worked there). When my husband joined the Specials earlier this year, I heard all about the training and what it was like to be on duty and I decided that I would give it a go and then I would be able to do something about the bad behaviour, but with the training, equipment, knowledge and back up to help me deal with confronting the idiots in a more useful (and safer for me) way. My application was sent in at the end of August and was followed by a very long wait whilst I was vetted. I was very happy to find out I'd passed the vetting in November and was invited to attend an interview and written assessment in December. So I spent a while thinking about what to say about me in the interview (without sounding boring or a bit mad) and I read a book about joining the police force. The book was actually very handy and I managed to get a better idea of what they might be looking for with regards to the 'competencies'. So last Sunday I drove down to Maidstone with lots of things to say all crammed into my head, hoping that it wouldn't all come out in a big illogical blurt. As it turned out, the interview and written assessment weren't as scary as I thought they would be. I didn't manage to say all of the things which were in my head (as is always the way), but I must have said enough as I received the letter yesterday telling me I'd passed stages 2 and 3 and need to attend a medical. So the medical is booked for the 15th January. I must start doing some exercise again so I don't fail the fitness test and end up turning into a fat slob full of Christmas pudding and lovely trifle! I am going out with the North Kent Specials in a van on Saturday night and can't wait! I did this once before a couple of months ago when I was waiting to hear back about the vetting stage. I had a great time and was really impressed by the way the Specials I was with dealt with the incidents we attended so efficiently! It made me want to join them even more. I wonder what I'll see on a Saturday night just before Christmas... lots of drunken, scantily-clad people (despite the sub zero temperatures) and a bit of domestic violence (what with it being the Season of Good Will) I expect (but you can never predict what will happen!). So the journey starts here... I will update this regularly with further developments. Happy Christmas! :rudolph:

Erica

Erica

 

been a while...

so yeah its been a long time since I blogged - I an only presume everythig is cruising through the clearance process, the last two (one was for where I used to work, they dabbled in defence work) clearances went through double quick - this might be a bit slower - i'm now operating from a new address but theres 10 years of easily traceable history, all in the UK so its more of a patience thing...and I can deal with that really... I'm back home for xmas from university, incidentally my parents *still* haven't moved, nice to be back where nothing ever changes lol :D Not all good though, tonnes of revision to do, like 500 pages of circuit theory!

fruitandveg

fruitandveg

 

Carbon footprint

Well one thing the relentless march of fuel price tax increases has done is to make me wonder if public transport might be a viable alternative to get to work, at least once in a while. So this week I decided on an experiment - I would take the train to work. I cycled the three miles to the station and arrived hot, sweaty, and with 10 minutes to spare before my train - only to be met with the sight of a long queue snaking out of the ticket office door. Of course, there was only one ticket office open - it'd kill them to open the other one, especially on a Saturday just before Christmas with everyone going down to London to shop :D As time ticked by I was jumping from foot to foot as one old dear in front of me paid for her ticket with a bag of pennies, and a slightly confused gentleman decided now would be a good time to enquire about the cost of a return to Newcastle via Norwich next April. As the train pulled in I reached the front of the queue, got my ticket, and sprinted across the bridge, getting onto the train just as the doors closed. Phew! The journey itself was quick and efficient and I was at work in plenty of time. Total travelling time, about 50 minutes (it takes 30 by car). Hmm. Getting home was OK too, although being a novice train traveller I managed to miss the first train by about 2 minutes and had to wait 25 minutes in the freezing cold for the next one :D I did the same again the following day and got the timings better so I didn't have so much waiting around. In principle then, I think it's do-able... but ticket prices mean I'm unlikely to do it often - off peak travel costs about the same as going by car; if travelling before 9am (which I'd have to do for two thirds of my shifts) the ticket prices are double, which is uneconomical for me. I've done my bit, but I wonder why ticket prices are so high if the Government is so keen for us all to let the train take the strain?

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

Shameful Boy Band admission

Way back in March, I bought two tickets for Take That on ebay... not being a fan myself, I gave them to the significant other and invited her to take a friend of her choice. Somewhat to my surprise she insisted that I come with her. 7th December, the big day, dawned and her indoors wasn't feeling at all well, in fact it was touch and go whether or not we went. I didn't fancy the drive to East London (the concert was at the O2, formerly the Millennium Dome, in Greenwich) and as I say, Take That didn't particularly appeal. So it was with a sense of quiet relief that I called around a few friends and relatives to line them up ready to take the tickets off my hands should we not be able to go. In the end, we did go. The drive to the O2 was pretty painless, we parked right next door and were inside within 5 minutes of arrival. I went to the Dome in 2000 and was pretty impressed with what they've done with it - loads of bars and restaurants, a cinema, even an ice-skating rink -- and at least half the inside space remains to be developed. We ate well, then went into the O2 arena... which much to my surprise, is a fabulous venue. Seating around 15,000, it's actually quite a bit larger than Wembley Arena, the home of most big name concerts in recent years. But it feels much more intimate, much more friendly than the warehouse that is Wembley. And fill it to the brim with screaming Take That fans and you've got one hell of an atmosphere! The staff were all very friendly and there were loads of them. Food and drink was plentiful and reasonably priced. The other half was particularly impressed that there were literally dozens of womens' toilets, so no queues here (although I noticed many women queuing up anyway - old habits die hard?!). And as for Take That... they were amazing! Those boys can't half sing, and they belted out hit after hit for nearly two hours. By the end, I was waving my arms in the air and singing along with the best of them. So I'll admit it... I'm now a Take That fan. No shame in that... is there?

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

OK, I'm officially an Apple fan-boy

I couldn't resist any longer... I gave in and bought an Apple iPhone. What with my general love of gadgets, added to my ever-increasing adoration of all things Apple, I think it was inevitable :D Unless you've been on Mars for the last few months, you'll already know that the iPhone is Apple's first entry into the mobile phone world, featuring their unique touch screen interface. There's been a million reviews of the phone already so I won't bore you with all that. It's not a perfect device, there's a few missing features (like you can't forward a text message, and there's no cut & paste) but overall it's a joy to use. Cost-wise, it's not exactly the cheapest phone - £269 (which is exactly the amount I sold my iPod touch + previous mobile phone for on ebay - handy!) plus a minimum of £35 per month on an O2 18-month contract. I like O2, have been with them for years, but I know a lot of people don't rate them. The monthly fee includes unlimited data browsing too, which isn't to be sniffed at. And the best thing -- it's basically a computer, running Apple's excellent OSX. So missing features or (whisper it!) bugs can be fixed with software updates downloaded via iTunes. And from February, other software developers will be allowed to provide new applications for the iPhone. So while it does a lot today, pretty soon it'll do much, much more.

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

Searching the forum

A couple of complaints about the search function this week... I guess I should be pleased that people are at least trying to use the search function! The forum search function is OK but not great. There's not much I can do to improve it, I'm afraid, since it's a standard feature of the Invision forum software we use. However there is a Google search function which works pretty well, and even allows you to search for words shorter than four letters (unlike the forum search). You can use our Google search function by clicking here :D

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

Christmas on the forum

Just in case you hadn't realised, Christmas is around the corner... the PS.com decorations are up -- consisting of snowflake-y wallpaper, a snowy logo and Christmas smilies :D As well as that don't forget the main site which even has falling snow! Wishing you and your families a happy Christmas and a prosperous and above all safe New Year.

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

A busy couple of weeks

It's been a steady couple of weeks on the forum, with quite a few things going on behind the scenes. Most forum-goers are pretty much oblivious to the work that is done by me and the moderators in the background. I'm quite happy with that state of affairs, although sometimes I wonder if forum-goers realise just how much work is involved in running a forum this big, and this busy. In the last couple of weeks, for example, moderators have dealt with issues including banning two members for inappropriate or abusive posts and PMs, intervening when another member chose a username which was potentially inappropriate, removing potentially sensitive information like email addresses and officers' names from threads, as well as dealing with the various 'reported threads' messages that arrive in the inbox -- yes, we look at every report! Meanwhile as site host I've had the usual smattering of requests for username changes and password resets, as well as an email from someone who says they think they're being stalked by their ex-partner through the site, a message from a member wanting help with a charity calendar, and a few requests to advertise on the forum. I spent a fair amount of time writing this year's Christmas Quiz (kicks off 10th December for all our lovely Power Users!) I also reviewed the way we host avatars here, and changed the policy (and the forum settings!) as a result. Oh and then I replied to all the people who missed the announcement :D Somewhat depressingly, I have also been speaking with a police force regarding an issue of inappropriate disclosure where a serving officer has posted material on the site which has come to the notice of professional standards. My role in these situations is usually limited to removing offending material, and providing details of the member. I don't like people getting into trouble with PSD, but our rules are clear and so are peoples' responsibilities. I'm hoping that as the season of good cheer descends slowly and inevitably upon us, the next few weeks will be a time of goodwill to all so that the mods and I can have a nice easy time of it!

Police Specials

Police Specials

 

Induction Weekend

Training has now finally started and the induction weekend already over, stage 1 is now complete! However there is lots more to go now. The induction weekend was ok, pretty much stuff I already knew after going through it a couple of weeks back for police staff. However it was good to meet the rest of my intake and everyone seems great, nice bunch of people! Now looking forward to actually learning something in stage 2 :D

Lee_HP1

Lee_HP1

 

Induction Weekend

Evening Had my first day of the Induction weekend today, pretty gutted at missing the Scunny v Hull football match but going by the result i'm pleased that i missed it. Today i felt was quite hard going to be honest, not in what we were being told but the sheer amount of information that was being given to us. Was good to meet the other members of my intake and from speaking to some of they all seem like a nice bunch. Just a short update but not alot else to say at the minute Bye for now.

Gingeriron

Gingeriron