So the waiting is nearly over. The exams I, like so many of my colleagues, have been studying for are being set before the exam board this morning, ready for a release of a PASS or FAIL grading that we will receive tomorrow. It is quite a nail-biting experience and despite feeling like I've managed to do enough to pass each exam, there is still part of me expecting the worst. "Optom"ism isn't really my strong point when it comes to these things, but usually finding out you've done better than expected is a real mood lifter, so come 2pm tomorrow I hopefully will be very happy. I mentioned in my last post that I was off with OPSOC to Oakwood. It was a fantastic day - the weather was great and it was brilliant to just celebrate the end of the first year at university by riding many rollercoasters and thrill rides. I even braved "Vertigo", a 150 ft sky-coaster. Essentially you are strapped into a harness, raised into the air and released, swinging through a huge arch. Most definitely a terrifying prospect, but also one of the best thrills of my life.