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Review: Apple iTouch 6

After the horror of leaving my beloved circa-2012 iTouch 5 on a bus in Uganda, it became apparent that I’d have to invest in Apple’s latest model of the product. What a shame.

So I decided to review the iPod Touch 6 for you, and let you know whether it’s worth the upgrade.

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Day 16-21: Safari and final days in Uganda

So that’s it – after an entire year of preparation, my African adventure is over. The final few days of my trip were the best by far, and I can’t believe how quickly the time went. I felt like I’d only just arrived, but equally I was so used to the lifestyle I felt like I’d been there for months. Here’s what I got up to on safari and at the opening day of the playground.

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Day 9-15: Gorilla trekking across Uganda

The second week of my African adventure has flown by, and I can’t believe the experiences I’ve had in the past few days and that I only have another few left. But yesterday I actually came face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla! Here’s what I’ve been up to since completing the East African Playgrounds charity project at Huda school in Uganda.
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Day 1-8: Building a playground in Uganda

It’s day 8 of my Ugandan adventure and finally, after more than a week of no electricity, let alone internet, I’ve finished my project with East African Playgrounds! Have a read of what I’ve been up to so far (oh, and Andy says hi).

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Day 0: A new adventure

Uganda MapIt’s a bit of a strange feeling. I’m sat here in my room, bag packed, ready to set off on another adventure.

Around this time one year ago, my best friend Andy King sent me a message asking if I wanted to become an Adventure Leader for Warwick RAG, taking a group of university students across Uganda on a gorilla trek and volunteering project for charity East African Playgrounds. I said yes.

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Completed: The Campus 50 Challenge

With graduation coming up in a couple of days, I’ve been getting all reflective. And those reflections brought me back to a little idea that myself and a friend had in first year, that became something ultimately much bigger. A campus bucket list.

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Sian runs a half marathon

So here we are. If you’re reading this, you’ve met me on the other side. My aches and pains have (almost) faded away and I’m finally feeling a little more human. At the weekend I managed to tick off a huge item on my bucket list – I ran the Shakespeare Half Marathon in Stratford! And not only that, but I completed it in the time of 2:18:27, which I’m incredibly happy with.

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Sian goes ape in Bedgebury

Anyone who knows me even a little should have some idea about how much of an adrenaline junkie I am. I mean, I did a bungee jump in Central America, for goodness’ sake.

So when I (along with my bestie Becca) was offered the chance to visit Go Ape in Bedgebury, Kent and try out their Tree Top Adventure, I jumped at the opportunity, having missed that adrenaline rush as of late.

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Iago’s secret blog #7

That’s it now; I’ve rubbed Roderigo so raw he’s almost to the bone. He’s angry. He is so angry. Whether he kills Cassio or Cassio kills him, or they both kill one another, makes no odds to me. I don’t care. Any which way, I gain.

But really, they must both die. If Roderigo lives, he’ll want back all the jewellery that I took for him, pretending that they were gifts for Desdemona. If Cassio survives, he’ll be a daily beauty which makes me ugly, and he and Othello may figure out my deception.

No, either way honest Iago will ensure they’re both dead.

Be it so.

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Iago’s secret blog #6

Oh, you’re going to love this one, honest Iago. So I’ve told Othello that I’m going to talk to Cassio about Desdemona while the Moor hides in the corner and watches the conversation.

Little does Othello know that actually, I’m going to question Cassio about his relationship with the prostitute Bianca! She dotes on him but Cassio looks down upon her, and can do nothing but laugh when he hears her name.

Othello will see Cassio grin and joke, and think it’s about Desdemona. Poor little Cassio, being taken the wrong way. Othello’s going to go just mad.

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