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Girl on Tour

Posted 15 Jun 2014 by Tamara

 

Just a short and sweet one as I'm currently in the middle of exams, (so this is just another version of procrastination!)

For anyone who's a member of a sports team, in the middle of April we had one of the biggest and the best events in the season..TOUR!!!!!!

Tour 2014Sports tour involves going to another country, this year Salou in Spain (last year it was Rimini in Italy) With several other unis from all around the country, and competing against them in your sport, then everyone going out together every night and celebrating and getting to know each other! As it was my final year, I felt like it was something I definitely couldn't miss out on, as it is an experience I have loved every year and really helps you get closer to your team! ;D But pictures speak a 1000 words, so see for yourself!

 Everyone the day we were setting of at one of the netballers houses, getting ready for a twenty four hour coach ride!! Long, but that's part of the fun!

 At the netball venue ready to play! Tour is for people of all abilities, so we had social and competitive teams so everyone could get involved!

Doctors Night Out

 By the pool!!! The weather all week was absolutely lovely, so many afternoons were spent here ordering cocktails and getting ready for the night out.

The night out!! And no I don't wear this outfit for choice.... Each night out on Tour has a theme!! Our first night was themed nuns, our second themed doctors or patients depending on if you were a senior or fresher, I was a senior as you can see!! Our third night involved wearing the tour tops (Every team has tour tops where the person has a witty/funny statement about them written on the back of their top!) and the final night the whole of Kingston dressed as lifeguards!!

If tour would be all about perfecting your tan and looking stunning 100% of the time, then it isn't the place for you....But if the idea of a week in a foreign country with good friends, having amazing experiences and the best time possible, then definitely give it a go and join a sport next year!!

 

So whilst most other 2nd years are finished for the Summer, Midwifery 2nd years still have two assignments, one big practical assessment document to complete and this is all on top of the placement hours we have to complete each week. So this is the time when I draw on all the hints and tips I have heard!

1. Timetable: I am all about organising my time so I buy a cheap diary and write in certain subjects to revise/ assignments to work- that way I know I've not forgotten anything!

2. Sleep and Food: I can't work when I am tired or hungry so an early night is always on the cards and plenty of regular healthy snacks! I say healthy because this aids concentration - oily fish in particular apparently. But I do reach for the chocolate as a reward too!

3. Environment: I can't revise with the TV on or with lots of noise around me as I get much too distracted. Instead I find some calm, quite background music really helpful- Ben Howard is my favourite at the moment :D

4. Work Hard, Play Hard: I don't mean ending up exhausted and burnt out but you have to have time for yourself or you will go stir crazyyy! I enjoy running so that's often my sanity- a nice run through Richmond Park. But even meeting friends for lunch or a coffee is a well-earned break! Plan you relaxation or fun time so you have something to look forward too when your staring into your books.

5. Get Help: If you are not sure of something then don't suffer in silence ASK someone, you will regret it later otherwise and chances are if you don't know then others don't either!

6. Planning: Know when, where and the time of your exam/ deadline. Make sure you know what you need to take and how you're going to get there. There's nothing worse than last minute stress after all your preparation!

 

I always make this to use up leftovers!

INGREDIENTS: (With my prices from ASDA.)

  • ½ a ciabatta= 50pPizza Ingredients
  • ¼ tube of tomato puree= 15p
  • ¼ jar of pesto= 28p
  • 1 tomato= 9p
  • Packet of mozzarella= 67p
  • 1/6 bunch fresh herbs= 13p
  • Drizzle of oil- store cupboard
  • Ground pepper- store cupboard

Total= £1.82.

METHOD:

1.   Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2.   Carefully slice your ciabatta in ½ lengthways and place on a baking tray.

3.   Drizzle with olive oil and season with black pepper.

4.  Then spread on the tomato puree.

5.  Add your toppings! I used mozzarella, sliced tomato, herbs and pesto.

6.   Bake for approximately 20mins until the cheese has melted and the base is crisp. Then ENJOY...

Pippa's Healthy Pizza

Other topping ideas: cooked chicken/ ham/ pepperoni/ sausage/cheddar cheese/ mushrooms/ onion/ peppers/ pineapple/ tuna/ bacon.

Whatever you fancy/ have in the bottom of your fridge! ;D

Also £1.87 is much cheaper than any takeaway pizza so you can treat your friends too without breaking the budget!

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