Yesterday I said that I had had a fairly unproductive morning, up until the point I wrote my diary entry. I’m glad to say that, following that, I had a much more productive time. Whilst Tessa and Ollie were still in the front room, limiting me to the kitchen and the bedroom (where Anna was still getting ready), I realised that the balcony was cast in gold morning sunshine. Handily, as well as the door in the front room, the bedroom window opens out onto the balcony, so I clambered out that way and sat there reading for around half an hour. Whilst I was out there, I realised I had timed it perfectly – the balcony doesn’t get too much sun throughout the day due to its angle and surrounding buildings, but there is a window of time in the morning when it is directly in the sunshine. A great alternative when the front room isn’t available, then – though it did make me realise that I really need to plant the balcony boxes!
Outside I was reading Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality – a course text for my upcoming exams, but also a very interesting polemic on social attitudes regarding sexuality following the Victorian era, and how most, if not all social attitudes are originated and perpetuated by institutions and positions of power. Anyway, during this time Amy rang to tell me that she had completed my student finance form – now I’m just waiting on my Dad to send his off and it will all be sorted.
In due course everyone was up and about and, after Tessa and Ollie visited the Sky Garden (where I must visit sometime soon!) and popped back for lunch, they left for St.Annes and Anna left for uni. This meant that, after nipping to the shops and to post Anna’s parcels, I had plenty of time alone to work on the portfolio page I was designing on CodePen, for a task on freeCodeCamp, which I finished later that evening. It’s not particularly attractive or bursting with features, but it’s something I’m happy with at this early stage. If anyone’s interested, you should be able to view it here: Personal Portfolio Page. Obviously all of the pictures and text are just placeholders for now, as I have no real experience/job role/professional profile.