Friday, October 21, 2005

Help needed with my homework

Exciting morning today. Had a whole 2 hours of work on prime numbers, which included a proof that there are an infinite amount of primes. Then had a hard worksheet on primes. Got stuck on one question so here's something for you to ponder (This is for you Dad) :

1. Prove that every integer of the form 4k+3 has a prime factor of that form.

Correct answers are very much appreciated!

Quite excited at the moment cos I've just copied someones copy of Switchfoot's new album to my computer. Am looking forward to turning it up loud later. Feeling a bit guilty though cos it had been on my xmas list, so I probably don't need it anymore. (Hope mum and dad haven't bought it yet!!!)

And in other Chrstn rock news, Delirious reached no. 56 in the charts on Sunday. Bit disappointing.
Hey, you can always rely on me to satisfy your Chrstn music and maths needs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Exercise

Been playing a lot of table tennis recently. In fact it's become a daily feature. I'm not sure if I can justify it as exercise but I do occasionally work up a sweat. I'm improving a bit but still a long way to go.

So basically, it's been a non-eventful day!!! Bye.

Monday, October 17, 2005

And then...

Went to City Life again yesterday and met up with Shaz from the Bay. Great to see another familiar friendly face.
Then I watched Homerton F.C. play Churchill, and then I went with a West Ham fan to watch West Ham v. Man. City. And then for the evening, I started watching the film called 'Pay it forward,' which looks really good so far.
And then I went to sleep. And then I woke up and went to a Maths class today on how to use Microsoft Excel. Fun, and I actually learnt quite a lot.
And then I went to a really good Psychology of Education lecture. Why was it good, I hear you ask? Firstly, an OHP was used, a summary was included and the lecturer spoke with more than one tone of voice. Also, the subject was about behaviour and character traits, and focussed especially on friendship groups in Primary schools. Which was really interesting as everyone could relate to it. I also found it rather amusing to think about how friendship groups had formed at Uni, since a random bunch of strangers started term 2 weeks ago.
And then I had lunch and then found this computer that I'm sitting at now.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

POOL TOURNAMENT

Played in the Cambridge Uni Freshers Pool tournament today. Phew, it was tense!! Eventually lost in the semi-finals and guess what, there were cash prizes for the runner up and winner. My overall record was 12 wins out of 17 frames. First time I've ever played pool properly so I learnt a lot, and I was pleased that I did as well as I did, but it was certainly frustrating to loose so near to end.
Back in Homerton now watching X-Factor (how embarrassing).

Friday, October 14, 2005

I'm a bit worried about myself...no.2

No lectures today which gave me a chance to have a good proper lie-in. (til 11). Did some Maths questions, then went into the city centre to look for some books, and that was pretty much the day gone. I had another, 'I'm a bit worried about myself' moment during my shopping trip today. When I couldn't find the Maths books I needed I treated myself to another one!!! It's about the history of zero. So, I'm looking forward to many enjoyable nights with a mug of tea and a book quite literally about nothing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Students Nightmare

Aahhh! First experience today of something I expect most students up and down the country go to bed having nightmares about. Today I had an hour long history of education lecture and the guy at the front just talked and talked in one tone of voice as he read from his notes. There we sat desperately scribbling down the odd phrase until we reached a long word which we couldn't spell - and that's if it was clear what was said. And then after 50 minutes the guy said, 'So that's just about a brief introduction.'
So I'm quite pleased now that my Maths class is more like a class and not a lecture - although I'm sure my note taking technique for lectures will improve. But it doesn't help that today I went from 2 hours of head scratching group theory straight into the 'try to stay awake' Education lecture.
On a lighter note i watched Finding Nemo and played Table Tennis last night. Will be watching England tonight.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Church - made of 98.5% students


Isn't Uni life so friendly!! Yesterday, 10 mins before the England game I didn't really have anyone to watch the match with. And yet 10 mins later I was heading down the pub with about 10 other people. How did Beckham get sent off??? Outrageous, but I've just noticed something even more outrageous - if you look at the picture above, what's Beckham got on round his wrist???


And then this morning I checked out City Life Church in Cambridge for the first time. Cambridge has a rediculously huge number of churches and it's hard to know where to start, but for me personally City Life stood out a mile due to it's DNA, Fusion and 24-7prayer affiliations. And after this morning my hunch that it was the right place for me seems confirmed. Today they were talking about God being our daddy and how he loves us so much as we are, even before we've done anything, which is simply a message which you need to hear over and over again.
I even quite unexpectedly bumped into a couple of people that I'd completely forgotten were in Cambridge. For the Herne Bayers out there, Colin was there and we had a little chat, even reminiscing life in the Bay. Isn't the Chrstn world so small!!
And then they gave all freshers a free lunch - definitely the right place for me then!

Friday, October 07, 2005

DNA memories

Just had a quick phonecall to Nick, who found out his DNA placement yesterday and travels today. Check out his blog now. After the phonecall I was so excited and had a beaming smile on my face. It also brought back memories from my travel day to Herne Bay - the fear of the unknown, being grateful for being picked up by Jo, discussing favourite bands, being shown a passport photo of Steve (heehee), Beth in the back probably wanted to know what my favourite colour was, then Beth fell asleep. Then we went to Wetherspoons in Herne Bay (ham and eggs), Beth took half an hour to choose dessert, then met Don (Mary was working) and we watched a golfing film. Then I went to bed. Phew. What a day! There were only another 300+ days like that throughout the year!!!!!! Happy days. And that's kinda what Nick's going through right now I spose, hence my beaming smile.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

First lectures today

I had the first lectures today and so now the work starts. Well, actually when I say lectures the one's today were more like school lessons cos my maths classes only have 13 people on them (10 of whom are girls btw). The first question of the day that appeared on the board was give 2 numbers which add up to 10. Nice gentle start I thought. But then of course, being Mathematicians we had to find how many possibilities there were, then find a formula and then find a proof. If you would like to do some further reading on this subject look up natural numbers, integers, rationals, and real numbers.
Hey, who said you don't learn anything by reading blogs. You do here.
Formal dinner tonight. Oh, yippee.

Monday, October 03, 2005

First Day

here I am. Homerton College. just catching a quick few minutes from a busy opening schedule which has got my brain frazzled and I keep dropping my piles of paperwork. AAH! Other than that though it's going well, with everyone being really friendly and the rooms are top notch!!! Still waiting to catch a spare 5 mins to sit in peace in my room though, without seeming unsociable. Oh well, back we go.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

SURPRISE

Fun night last night as my home church youth club threw a surprise party for Andy. Andy has been helping with the youth groups for over 20 years and is now stepping down. He was completely surprised!!! Good chance to say thanks as a youth group, but I was also able to personally thank him for the big role he played in my teenage years. Thankyou. As well as receiving the thanks, unfortunately for Andy he also found himself being decorated in flour during a cruel game. My competitive edge also came to the fore last night, as I was runner-up in the 2005 'Spoons' contest. Finally, it was a great to chance to see many friends before heading off for 9 weeks.
So here we are, my last blog entry before starting at Uni. The nerves seem to have all gone now and I think I'm pretty much prepared for going. Who knows what the next 9 weeks (and then the next 3 years) have in store??