21 - how the hell did that happen??
Living in West Wales.
Unempleoyed - not a student anymore :(
Studied law at Bangor University.
Watch to much tv and read way to many books.
Love my family + Bangor family.
After having watched question time this evening I am filled with anger!! With the riots in general whose root I believe to be in the fact that everyone in this country thinks they are “owed something” they believe that the deserve more than they are given. Gone are the days of take what you are given and be glad that you have been given anything at all!
As my unlce rightly pointed out this evening when we were younger and we asked for sweets and were told NO we would simply accept this and carry on, even today I would never dream of going into my auntys pantry and helping myself, even when encouraged to do so I will still ask first.
I hve been brought up to know how to behave, i know it is impolite to take without asking and have watched the adults in my life work very hard for everything we have today. Many children in this country do not have this sort of life, they see theyre parents doing nothing all day and still managing to live comfrtably. i am not saying that i could live on a council estate on a benefit, but there are thousands who do and they get on fine. As was said on question time tonight social housing is a privilege, it makes me wonder why I am even bothering? Im paying thousands upon thousands to go to uni, to learn, to better myself so that one day I will have my own home and a nice job with a good wage. If a house is a privilge why should I work hard all my life and give thousands of pounds to the state when I could be given a house??
It is infuriating!! You see these people who have grown up pn benefits who will bring theure child up on benefits who will then bring up there own children on benefits. Where does the cycle end? If all these peole have know is this sort of life and they are getting along fine with it then where is the incentive to get a job? To rent theiir own house, to change theure lives?? there is none, eveb these looting scum that have been ramsacking peoples businesses and homes because they want a new TV or a laptop will pay the fines issued by the courts out of their benefits which ultimately comes form tax which every hardworking person in the UK pays for!!
The welfare state needs to come to an end! (I know i sound like a right tory but the state of affairs in this country has forced me to beocme one!!)
So Ive just got back form an amasing few days in Cornwall with Anwen. Never realised how beautiful Cornwall is, we managed to fit in so much in the 6days we were there and I am definetly going back for more :) Can see myself going there for years to come and going with the kids!! lol!
Anyway, while we were away it seems that some criminlas in London decided to hijack a protest for an armed gang member who was shot dead by the police. I honestly dont know what is ahppening to this country, forstly that people were so moved by the death f a convicted drug dealer and gangst rapper innit bruv that they felt the need to protest in the first place, or that people decided to use this protest as a setting off point for mindless violence and theft. Im guessing that the protesters were genuinely upset by the shooting of the drug dealer, and would probably be pretty pissed off that their tribute to him was taken over.
The copycat riots in other major cities in London have highlighted the fact the government cuts are not an option, there has been huge criticisims made of the police over the last few days. But as many people have strated scenes like this have not been witnessed in the UK in living memory, there is no precedent, no stragey or a plan to follow. the police in London on Sturday night were caught completely off guard, outnumbered and probably outweaponed by the thugs they did the best they could which is all we can ask of anyone. More police were called in and the situation seems to be in control at the moment, but imagine if there were no more police to be called in, the whole country could have caught on to this rioting mania. Cuts are not the way forward.
Police were criticised for not acting, letting the looters take what they wanted, if they had gone in all guns balring they culd have worsened the situation. Or indeed we could be talking today about police brutality. there is simply no pleasing eeveryone, and this I believe is one of the problems of our society today, we are all too afraid to do the incorrect thing, to be told that our actions were disproportionate to the crime.
So I am quite famous for being an absoloute sop! I am always crying, at tv programmes, films, and even once whilst listenig to Jo Whiley - the bit where people used to request a song that came with a special memory. One caller requested the drugs dont work by the verev in memory of their mother who had died of cancer and I had to stop the car and have a little cry. I was a sobbing wreck when I moved out of my house and said goodby to bangor and my friends.
Tonight #Marley and me was on the television and I have manged to avoid this film since its release. A film with a dog is a guranteed sobfest for me but there was nothing else on. Has to be the film Ive creied most at in a ver long while!! That bloody dos is mischevious and cute, and was with the family through all of their lives….I knew he’d die at the end. Filmakers know just how to get you right there!
So tomorrow I travel up to Bangor with my family to go to my graduation. After weeks of discussions with my aunty and sister about what to wear the desision was made today about what to wear. So scared to graduate it means that my life as a Bangor student is offically over. although I sort of got a taste of that today when I tried to use my student discount only to be told that it had expired :( Anyway, on the way to bangor tomorrow I will be stopping in Aberystwyth for an interview ( my first ever interview) which is very very scary. Its for a scholarship - which Im retty sure I will not be getting as I know NOtHING about law! Itll juat be a good experience I suppose.
Today I found out the marks for my final semester modules which is a bit heart breaing to be honest. My degree classification is a 2:2 whoch ios not the 2:1 Ive been hoping for but Ive accepted it. Today though I found out just how close I was to a 2:1 1.8%!! Vert frustrating!
This week has pretty much been preparing me for the world of work. Annoying people treating you like a child, waiting around for things that will never turn up, and terror!!