So I had a lovely beginning of the week and pretty stressful and miserable end to my week. As you know, I went home to visit my parents so naturally I spent most of my time taken millions of pictures of our family pets- they are pretty lovely though. I also got a surprise trip to the zoo (post coming soon). It was a wonderful time at home and was just what I needed. The rest of the week has been back and work and sorting out the close at work. I pretty stressful time I can tell you, resulting in a bad ending to the week; but hopefully something brighter in the future. Now we're closed and although I working other places until we reopen, I have a lot of time off so watch this space to lots of adventures.
I had a lovely little break over the weekend (up until Wednesday, lucky me), when I got to go home to Devon for a little while to see my mum and dad (and my lovely doggies), and just visit home. There will be some posts during the next week of my trip home, with a lovely little surprise from my parents. It was lovely going home, I needed it. I really do wish they lived closer. At least I'm lucky enough to have two homes; my flat with Alex and my parent's place in Devon where I grew up.
I spent a lot of this week busy and tired. The beginning of the week I was busy sorting things out, ready for close. This meant lugging boxes around, taking metal down etc, you could have (and my work friend did) call me Handy Andy! Then that all came to a halt as we got told our closing date was pushed back. Anyway, the rest of the week was spent having a lovely evening with Alex, and then an amazing amount of sleep before going home, to spend some time with my parents.
After I finished work on Friday, Alex took me to dinner at Frangos (it's basically Nandos without nandos beautiful halloumi cheese.) It was nice to spend time out of the house together before the mad, unorganised rush of me packing before leaving on the Saturday to come home to visit my parents for a few days. Here are just a few snaps, and yes most are of Alex.
I was even bought a gift, not because I was leaving, a just because gift. I love those; and the music that comes from this one is lovely.
I don't have entire weekends free but this week I do and it lasts right through until Wednesday as I'm going home for a bit. It'll be so nice, I haven't been back since Christmas and that was a very manic and short visit. This trip is only a little bit longer but I intend to make the very most out of it, especially since I'm not sure when I'm going back after that.
This is my favourite band and this song always gets me dancing. And good news, they are finally back in the studio. I didn't think it was going to happen for a while.
Anyway, I hope you all have got that Friday feeling and have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!
I've lived here in our little flat in Twickenham for a year and half and before that I was in halls so I've been living city life for a good 2-3 years. I love it; sometimes I wish I was right in the heart with all of the people and bright lights, but the suburbs are good until my numbers come up and I could afford a place right in central. Nevertheless there are so many things I love about city life...
# Everything is just a short train ride away.
# The Tower of London.
# Cocktail bars.
# Buses come more often than twice a day.
# Leciester Square's noodles.
# If I'm hungry past 8 o'clock I can go and buy food.
# There is something to see and do, whichever area you're in.
So today I handed in my very last pieces of uni work, I am done (besides graduation). It's a happy feeling. Most people loved their uni experiences, don't get me wrong- I made friends (how apt it was that I handed my last piece of work in and saw my friend Amy there too!) and have memories I can take from that, but they are friendships that forged at being at the right place at the right time. I'm glad I did the whole uni experience, but I'm completely ready to close that chapter and move onto the next.
(moving out of halls)
Somethings I won't miss (to name a few):
# the massive hill from the station to the campus.
# their bad correspondence.
# having to read so many texts and plays in a week.
# the bad smelling pond.
# learning two different referencing systems for my two subjects.
What I'll take with me:
# it's made me stronger
# I live in a flat with Alex, twenty minutes from London.
I had a relaxing beginning of the week and a very full on end of the week, all topped up with people hacking my bank! All very scary and very stressful; thankfully it all got sorted. I've also finally finished my all my uni work and I'm ready to hand it in this week. This is so exciting for me to finish; work is so full on as it's closing week and my hours are being upped. The end of this week I'm going home for a few days which I can't wait. I haven't been home since christmas so it'll be nice to spend some time at home.
Yesterday was spent in the blowy English sunshine. Alex and I ventured to Richmond, we walked along the river and went to see Titanic in 3D (I never go to the cinema if I know a film will make me cry, this was an exception).
It was a lovely cinema, it felt more like a theatre as there weren't seats right up until the front of the screen. There was also hardly anyone there; it was fantastic.
I hope you all had a lovely easter and enjoyed your time off. I had to work Friday and Saturday but I definitley enjoyed having a Sunday off. Here are just a few snaps from our easter Sunday. We spent the whole day in our pjs and just chilled out. I was somewhat productive and did manage to write a fair bit of my essay, not bad considering we managed to squeeze in three films and a roast into our day!
This week involved many late nights, lots of work and a few easter eggs. I'm still working my way through uni assignments but I only have two left to complete and one of those should be finished by today!! Besides that, my week has been about work and taking mini breaks in between all of that. Work is going to be hectic this week as we're closing to re brand the place. It means a long shift on Saturday through to Monday but it'll be worth it. Plus, we've been promised pizza so it can't be all bad right?!
Now that I'm very close to the end of my uni days, just a couple essays left, I've decided to do more, just so that I don't sit around doing nothing all the time. Maybe when I have my first official day off it'll be different, but I can plan to be somewhat productive right?
Now, I am not saying this is true all the time but today, on my way home from work, it was very much the case. I don't know whether it is an age thing (if it is, I am going to feel very old) or just society in general but the conversations I had to listen to on the bus for 45 minutes today made me angry and annoyed. Seventeen year old boys acting like they had slept with every girl that looked at them (I'm not one to judge on looks but I'm pretty sure they aren't a big hit with the ladies). It was revolting the way the described to the packed out bus what they had done and were going to do. When did boys air their private lives to whole crowds of people they didn't know; some stories weren't even them bragging. Why oh why would you carry on if the story is not in your favour?! When I got home I told Alex about it and said his friends and him never spoke like that about girls or anything like that. Why is their no chivalry or even pride in boys. Maybe this is what it's like for girls now. I no way am putting the male race all into this category as you can see I have called these subjects boys, not men. It makes me glad that I have someone who does not act like that, but I feel sorry for the girls still looking.
Now I'm sure many of you know that I love to bake and try new things so with Alex's birhtday last Saturday it was the perfect opportunity to try a new kind of cake. Last year here had a rainbow birthday cake but this year I went for two cakes: a burger cake and a pizza cake. I got the idea of the burger cake here but I thought I'd make it on a bigger scale. As it was a last minute decision I didn't have all the resources I wanted but I worked with what I had. The red for the ketchup was hard so it ended up looking more like bacon but the must and lettuce went okay. I even used a brownie centre as the burger. As for the pizza cake, this was very time concuming but worth every minute. I knew I wanted to do a pizza cake but I got a few pointers from here. I'm so pleased that it turned out well and looked realistic. Alex's favourite bit was how the 'crust' looked like it was baked; he also liked eating it!