Wednesday Update: Exam Stress, Cross Bitching & OITNB

Happy Wednesday, readers!

Orange is the New Black Cross Bitch

As you may have noticed, it’s been a while since I last posted anything on Poppy alla Norma. Rest assured, I’m still alive and well, I’m just in the midst of exam season, which of course means STRESS. Although I’m in my first year of university and technically only need to pass my exams, I’m hoping to receive at least a 2:1 as an overall mark for the year. This means that I’m spending most of my time at the moment trying to get to grips with my arch nemesis: biogeography. This hellish mix of ecology and geography is causing me nightmares; physical geography has never been my forte and I haven’t studied biology for at least four years.

Therefore, I don’t have anywhere near as much time as I’d like for blogging. I’ll try to post sporadic updates and little posts here and there, but when I’m not revising, eating or sleeping, I’m trying desperately to relax. I seem to be stressing out over getting stressed – I really don’t help myself sometimes.

I did post a couple of updates on Twitter and Instagram the other day though, after having a delightful crafty day which did a wonderful job of calming me down. I dedicated my day to the art of subversive cross stitch, or ‘cross bitching’ as I like to call it.

Here is the sneak peek I posted on Instagram earlier in the week…

Orange is the New Black Cross Bitch

…and here’s the finished article!

Orange is the New Black Cross Bitch

 I am in LOVE with this wall candy! Pretty apt for exam week, don’t you think? For those of you who are scratching your head at the reference…

…then you need to watch Orange is the New Black!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s Wednesday so I’ll be rocking an amazing orange outfit whilst I revise.


EDIT: I entered the OITNB competition to win tickets to OrangeCon on Instagram today! All you have to do is upload an ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Orange’ selfie, tag it with #OrangeCon and you’re up for a shout at winning tickets. Here’s my entry, I’m so happy with how this picture turned out, I just had to share it here!

On Wednesdays We Wear Orange

Orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and a ‘don’t fuck with me’ face – it’s the Litchfield Holy Trinity!


Anyways, enough fun for today, wish me luck for my biogeography exam on Friday!

Until next week,

Poppy