Summer is almost here!

Hello everyone,

I feel like time is flying too quickly with every passing day, the past month has included both hard work and lots of fun!


(I saw Tower Bridge lift!!!!!)

In work this has been a particular stressful month as we had a demo where we were meant to show the progress we have done so far. Everyone has worked quite hard the past month for the demo but still the week before it was particularly stressful and included some late nights. I have never stayed in the office that late before and while it is definitely tiring it is still a good experience to bond with the team. While working we ordered takeaway and had dinner together, then we’d continue to work. The best moment is when finally everything works, the clients are happy with what we have done and we all go out to celebrate for drinks!

I feel like I have been very fortunate with my team and my role. Everyone is so kind, nice and always helpful. Thanks to them I have not only enhanced my technical skills but I have also grown as a person. To top it all I love that I get to do development work which is both exciting and challenging. Last week, I finally put my ‘Java with Hibernate’ training to good use with updating some Java POJOs used for inserting data into one of our databases. I have also done some work on a standalone application that hopefully will get to be used across multiple projects. This month I plan to get more involved with the UI (user interface) work in my team as I would love to do some of it as well. I am hoping to put my Angular skills to the test with the website on which me and a friend of mine are working. We have big hopes and dreams, so fingers crossed it all works out! 🙂

On another note, I signed up for a 10 km run and while that might not seem like a lot to most people it is definitely plenty for me! Therefore, I have decided that I am going to train and prepare myself as best as I can. I started from 2.5 km and today I successfully ran 4.25 km so there is progress. Still quite far away from the 10 km but I am getting there. As luck would have it, Zumba classes have started in my halls so I went to my first Zumba class yesterday. It was such a good fun and it reminded me how much I missed dancing. I definitely plan to go again! And it is right where I live so I have no excuse! 🙂


(Here is the proof 🙂 )

My final year project has finally been sorted and I am so happy that this is done. I managed to put all my thoughts about it on paper and submit it. Spoiler alert – it involves machine learning, genetics and maybe a tiny bit of statistics. Sounds great, doesn’t it? 🙂

Another thing I would just like to mention is how happy I am that it is summer is arriving. I am currently sitting outside on the terrace of my accommodation overlooking the Olympic Park from 15 floors high and enjoying the sun! I would definitely be sad to leave those halls and London. I have had such an amazing time! But I won’t get too emotional yet – maybe in my next post. 😉 But nevertheless I am looking forward to this summer and all the exciting adventures that I am sure it will bring!


(Sunny London <3 )


Veneta Haralampieva

P.S. I just love sunsets! 🙂