I didn’t get as much coding practice done as I would have liked yesterday morning, as Anna was up early for a group presentation at uni (I didn’t envy her!), so I took a break to make her some porridge and chat to her before she set off. Apparently the new oats aren’t up to scratch. I did get some more practice done later in the afternoon, though, which I’ll get to in a minute.
First, after Anna left for uni on her bike at 8am, I decided to plant the salad and chili plant I mentioned yesterday. Somehow, we have masses of different salad seeds, so first I had to pick out the ones that are appropriate for this time of year, and then I changed the soil in the balcony boxes and planted them up. To be honest, I’m mostly just winging it in the ‘gardening’ department, but it seemed to work out pretty well last year, so I’m hoping for the best. After this, I popped the chili seeds in two smaller pots, using up the last of the soil, and positioned them on the windowsill (pictured above with the cacti), where they’ll get plenty of light, as per instructions. Like I said, I am a self-proclaimed gardening novice, but we’ll see what happens. I’ve decided against planting the peas for now, as I wanted more space for the salad and we’ll need more soil first anyway, which I’ll pick up when I go to buy the mint.
For the rest of the day, I mostly just alternated between continuing programming practice and revision for the exams in May. I’m now at a stage where I’m pretty comfortable with reciting all of the quotes I have learnt for Milton’s Paradise Lost, and so I’m moving on to learning quotes I’ve picked out from Pope’s Rape of the Lock. The exam questions let you pick from a pretty broad selection of texts, but it’s a good idea to have some quotes prepared for all of them, for more flexibility on what questions to answer.