Road to University! Week Six

Well I’m finally here! It’s the start of the next 3 years of my life and I’m really excited to get cracking. Now that I’m here I can see myself here. I’m looking forward to getting my room fully sorted and properly settling in.

Army night!


As of writing this I’ve been out 4 nights in a row with tonight being my night off, otherwise I’ll fall asleep in the middle of the street. So far, so good and still a lot more to go! Just one problem though…I can feel a cough coming on, and when I get a cough, I really get a cough. There are two stages to my illness:
1.The pathetic “this isn’t really a cough but I have to get it out of my system” cough, which usually generates looks of why bother you’re not even ill, and
2.The dangerous “seriously I’m about to cough up a lung someone please help me” vomit cough, which could be seen to get an even worse response as some people think it’s too forced and you’re attention seeking.

Hopefully it won’t get any worse but I sincerely doubt it.

So far my room is feeling pretty cosy with my bright green furnishings and every leaflet I’ve been given telling me to go to such and such club on such and such night I have stuck on my wall making a ‘leaflet collage’ if you will. I can’t wait until I’ve finally found a place for everything so it feels like a proper home away from home. Also I’ve been very lucky that my flat mates are amazing and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them in the next year!

Although my finances so far haven’t been a problem, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t over spend and forget to budget…and buy food!

So, by next week freshers will have finished, I’ll have started my course and things will be getting real! Hopefully my illness will be gone so i will be able to fully enjoy my experience. See you next week!


Road to University! Week Four

So it’s dawning on me that late next week I’ll be in my new home with 5 strangers preparing to start a new chapter in my life. AHHH!!! I haven’t decided whether I’m excited or nervous so I’ve settled on nervcited (which really should be a word!). 


This week has been all about the finishing touches. I’ve been buying the final things I need, finding out what I need to do the day I arrive and keep checking the ‘congratulations’ email to make sure that I actually have been accepted and that I actually am going to university! 

I realised that I’m buying all of these new things that I’m going to be taking but I don’t actually know what out of my things I’m going to be taking. So I’ve been having a little thinkle and I still don’t know! I want to take everything but I can’t so I’m going to have to majorly cut down which is going to be hard. Something I’m going to miss from my current bedroom are my framed magazine collages so I’ve customised something I am allowed to take with me to remind me of home. My dad gave me this pen pot and it was clear so I just collaged a piece of paper and slotted it in. I think it looks really good (if I do say so myself!).

I mentioned in my first post that for my course I had to read at least two newspapers a week and keep up to date on the newsy websites. I think I’ve taken it a bit to the extreme. This picture shows this weeks bundle of fun which should keep me occupied for a few days! As well as these I seem to be forever on the BBC news and the Halifax Courier websites constantly pressing refresh. Safe to say I’m fully up to date with all things Syria.

Yesterday a little package of excitement came through my letterbox. Nottingham Trent university sent me all of the things I’ll need to know for freshers and I’m starting to get super excited! I can’t stop reading through all of the societies, freshers nights, trips, etc. EEEEK! If anyone else is as excited as me please let me know because I feel like an idiot typing the excitement by myself!

So, this time next week I’ll be super nervcited! Hopefully this week I’ll do something a little bit more interesting to share! See you next week!

Road to University! Week Two

Another week of preparing for university has passed and I can happily say that it’s been very productive! My little collection of spoons and tissues has exploded with things I didn’t even know existed never mind that I needed. It’s really exciting, but it’s at the point now where I can barely walk to my wardrobe, and I need to get dressed! Also I’ve still got a ton more stuff to buy!

So since this week has been mostly about collecting the essentials (and some not so essentials!) I thought I’d share some of the important items and what they’re for to help some of you who are going to university or even just moving into a place of your own if you didn’t really know what you needed to buy. I’ll warn you now…it’s very green.


This is probably the best example to me not having a clue to the type of things I need. My auntie bought me this in a ‘university bundle’ after passing my exams (it’s great cause everything is green!). This is a floor and surface cleaner that is in a gel like form. Is it bad that I didn’t think I’d have to clean floors…and/or surfaces…don’t judge me. It’s in a handy size and smells quite nice for a floor cleaner so this might make cleaning fun (heres hoping!). Also I know it’s going to work well as I know that Flash are a good floor cleaning brand so my new floors and surfaces will be getting quality!


These products are also things that I know we have in my house but I didn’t even think I would need it! The products on the left are J-cloths, but much nicer as they match my green theme instead of being blue and stripy. I know, I have a problem. Thinking about it now, I actually use these to wipe up crumbs and stains a lot so I’d be pretty lost without these. On the right there is a febreze, New Zealand scent spray. I’ve heard from all of the adverts that it’s used to make the air in a room smell nice but I’ve never actually used one and seen one used. Does that make me smelly? I don’t think so. 

So when I was thinking of things to buy for my flat and room, these things as well as the obvious bedding and decoration spring to mind. I really enjoy cooking and baking (which will be explained more in next weeks post as I hope to be blitzing the kitchen) and whenever I go into shops like Lakeland I literally have a baking orgasm…seriously. I’m hoping to do some baking whilst I’m there, even though I know I’m going to be busy, I’m determined to bake! As you can see I still kept the green theme in my silicone cupcake tray, but sometimes it’s hard to keep it going! The cutest thing in my little ‘cook’s collection’ is my onion dome (the plastic domed container on the right). I just think it’s super cute! It’s to use when I chop half an onion to save the rest for later. I love onions so I think I’m going to get a lot of use from this.


These things are going to be my saviours in freshers week! Ibuprofen for all of the headaches, Rennies for all of my bloated needs and vitamin C so I’m not a zombie. But, you know, always..drink..responsibly..? (Go crazy!)


So that’s the end of this week’s post! Hope it helped some of you with some of the things that you might need to buy before moving into a place of your own. Have a good week and I’ll see you later!

            My room is literally an IKEA