Hi all and welcome to the weekly wrap-up for the week ending 9/9/17.
Yes, this weekly wrap-up is a day late but there is a good reason for it. As you read on the update this week, I hoped to go to the Royal Adelaide Show and the only time I was able to was yesterday, so I, unfortunately, did not have time to write this post. Have no fear, I was never going to leave you without a weekly wrap-up, and so here it is! I sit here, typing away and nibbling on the sugary goodness I bought last night. The Royal Adelaide Show is a annual fair that is full of adrenaline-pumping rides and plenty of sideshow games to try your best at and maybe win an oversized soft toy. For me though, I could be found petting every animal I was able to, admiring the decorated cakes and the tremendous Bonsai's, and trying out all the free food that I could get my hands on. It was a simply fantastic time, and if you ever find yourself in Adelaide at this time of year, it is definitely worth checking it out.
Now let's get into the wrap-up!
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien had its review posted late on Wednesday night. It was not originally meant to be posted as late as it was. Unfortunately, there was a delay in me getting home from University since the train line I take to get in and out of the city was 'off' because of an accident between a car and a train. I was not home until much later, hence why the review was so late!
I had planned on starting my 'genre' series on Thursday. However, I ended up spending my day typing up an assignment that was due this week. I thought it wasn't going to take that long but, alas, I was wrong. I have pushed that first series post for next week, so keep an eye out!
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Achievements of the week
Other than this delayed wrap-up and the blog post on Thursday, I'm happy to say I achieved everything else I set out to do this week. I was able to find some time to go to the Royal Adelaide show and I did pet all the animals (including the fluffy alpaca in the picture), so that was exciting. I also finished the assignment I needed to do this week. If I had finished my assignment earlier I might have been able to achieve absolutely everything, but maybe I'll succeed next week!
Quotation of the week
'When children learn language, they are not simply engaging in one kind of learning among many; rather, they are learning the foundation of learning itself'
- M. A. K. Halliday, 'Towards a Language-Based Theory of Learning' from Linguistics and Education published in 1993.
And that's the wrap-up this week! I'll try to keep these updates and wrap-ups as consistent as possible on their delegated days, so I apologise again for the delay on this one. Make sure to check back on Monday for the update for next week!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.