The Gooseberry Bush!

After my exam on Wednesday some of the journo crew plus myself took a celebratory to Wetherspoons. I’ve not been on many trips to Spoons but when I have they have been good ones. The menu is standard ‘pub grub’ type comfort food which I am totally okay with. I decided to have fish and chips but I also had a side of garlic bread purely for the fact that I’m in love with the stuff, I’m a big garlic fan. This was just what I needed after a few hours of intense concentration. The chips, which I’m not usually a fan of, were really good. Crispy and soft. The fish was nice, it tasted a little artificial, but the batter was really crispy and tasty. The garlic bread. Oh, the garlic bread. It was so good. Really garlic, with a crispy outside and a soft middle. I’d definitely go back just for that! Short one today but I only had the one course because after this one I was stuffed. Well and truly done!

A girl’s best friend

There’s just something about stationary that gets me really excited, but there’s one thing that is better than all the rest….highlighters! I definitely think that anyone who’s at school, sixth form/college or university needs these in their life to survive. If your like me then you’ll refuse to look at notes or revision material unless it look colourful and kind of ‘look at me’. These are always a lifesaver during exams and at the minute I’m writing up all of my notes (because I’m such a good student!) so I underline the key points so it looks really pretty. I pair off the colours so one lecture will be orange and yellow and the next will be pink and blue as it looks nice and colour coordinated as well as easily showing what was in each lecture.

Just a random post today and an insight into my weird brain which seems to think that highlighters are a great topic of conversation!

Road to University! Week One

It’s been 5 days since I found out my results and I am beyond excited to start university, but I never actually realised how much there was to do! In less than a month I’ll be heading off to Nottingham Trent to study Print Journalism and everyone will see my sexy face everywhere (jokes!). 

I never really realised what a huge deal it was moving out, being by myself in the big wide world. It’s like I am ready to be on my own, to have my own space (and new things!), but at the same time I don’t have a clue how TO live on my own. I mean I can bake and decorate 12 cupcakes no problem, but when I attempt to cook pasta it’s like chewing on plastic, delicious! However, I have a month to perfect the issues so who knows, i might be a pasta making pro by the time I leave!

For me, this week on the ‘road to university’ has been all about celebrating my results and making sure I confirm my place so I don’t turn up in September and they’ve given my place away (which knowing me would probably happen). So excited to move into my new room in Gill Street South as it’s brand new so it’ll be squeaky clean when I move in! I’ve checked my confirmation emails probably a hundred times to make sure I’ve not missed anything, and I haven’t although I’m still not convinced. Also this week I had my claim to fame after being featured in the Halifax Courier. Only my picture but still, better than nothing at all. I do think that my face is at it’s best when I’m in mid speech…not.

For my course induction I’ve been given the task of reading many, many newspapers and keeping up to date on all things current. So far I think I’m doing quite well, however I have noticed that the news in my local area isn’t too exciting, but I’m persevering! Some of the things I’ve found out from reading the different types of newspapers, like The Observer compared to the Daily Mirror, has made me really excited for the course. I cannot wait to get cracking! However, I still feel like there is a long way to go and I need to make the 10 ‘o’ clock news seem more exciting. 

Probably the BEST thing about going to university for me was that it was an excuse to buy my very first laptop! I know, I’m very selfish. I already have an iPad but I have always wanted a macbook and thanks to a long serving savings account my dreams came true! The only problem is that I think I may be slightly addicted…don’t judge me. I’m not the most ‘tech savvy’ though so I had to be told by multiple people the amount of memory I need and if I need an external hard drive or not, so whilst they were sorting that out, I was picking out a pretty case (I went with turquoise in case you wondered). I just need to remember that when I actually get to university I need to use my laptop for all the right reasons, and not get addicted to minesweeper which I’ve already downloaded…

So congratulations to all who passed and are going in the same direction I am. I can tell it’s going to be an amazing journey and I hope that you come along for the ride!