Yes, that time of the year is looming when university applicants should begin crafting an essay masterpiece of no more than 4,000 characters. Here is a great 10-step guide from The Student Room that contains sage advice like "it is never too early to start!" http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/content.php?r=26328-How-to-write-an-excellent-personal-statement-in-10-steps
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen ~ Still need to buy this book. I first saw it when I was in London and imediately found it quite interesting... When I got back home, I discoverd it is a true story.