Two in a row

Writing two of these blog posts in a row has taught me that I really shouldn’t miss a day. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again. Today has been a really good day! My friend Beth from home has come up for my birthday celebrations so it’s going to be amazing! I’m currently in my room before going out tonight after being kicked out of the kitchen for some mysterious reason, hmm….

                    Day 11: Mistake


This is just something on my big wall collage. It’s meant to say Edinburgh because that’s where the receipt is from but due to my lack of spelling skills it didn’t turn out like that. It always annoys me whenever I look at it.

Flat sweet flat!

After my little ‘uni break’ at home I’m back with a vengeance ready to get to work and eat those Pringles that I left in the cupboard before I left. Let me tell you, those Pringles were good…

                Day nine: Details


This is, what I think, quite a detailed wall full of random things I’ve acquired whilst I’ve been at uni. Normal things like postcards and then slightly weirder things like a plastic hanging hook that you get when you buy socks…yeaa that’s a thing… I quite like this wall now. The more it fills up the more I like it the problem is, I’m not looking forward to taking it down when I leave, 1.because it will be sad and 2. it’s gonna take a loooooooong time.

Present recieval time!

The second of my birthday celebrations took place today and it was great! A family party with lasagne (my favourite) and a chocolate fudge brownie pudding, heaven. Only problem is that tonight’s my last night at home (sad face) before I go back to uni (happy face) so it’s quite bitter sweet but I’m going to make the most of it!

                Day eight: Water


Yes, I realise that this isn’t water but WAter is a bit like WAr horse…okay so I opened my birthday presents today and got this DVD and was way too excited not to use it for today’s picture. It’s just soooooo goooooood!!!! I seriously can’t wait to watch it, again! Other presents include 2 tops, lots of booze and DERREN BROWN TICKETS! That’s right, Derren. Brown. Tickets. As you can probs tell I am beyond excited, so can’t wait for May!

The early bird catches the worm…I missed it…

Today was the day of the best sleep ever. I don’t even know what was good about it but I woke up at 11:15 feeling so good! It’s really going to depress me going back to normal lectures that are on at stupid ‘o’ clock in the morning. Other good things that happened on this pretty good day were that I went to Marks and Spencers for a culpa. Nothing, I repeat nothing, is better than a M&S scone (at least today, tomorrow it’ll be something completely different…). 

                Day six: C is for…


…COSY!!! I’ve never realised it before but my house is so cold compared to being at uni! Either that or my body temp has just had a major shift. I’ve found myself walking around the house with several layers on as if I’m about to go on an arctic expedition. That’ll be one thing that I don’t miss when I go back, I shall be in charge of the room temperature again! Horray! 

Off the wall (or through it)

First day back, looking forward to a nice lie in, life is good. Cue 8:30 the sounds of the worlds biggest drill about to burst through my wall! What a lovely thing to wake up to, but it didn’t disrupt my sleep that much (high five to waking up at 10:15!). I didn’t realise that getting cavity wall insulation meant nearly completely ripping open the side of the house!


                Day five: Squares

So these aren’t technically squares but today I rediscovered pinterest and I’ve become completely obsessed! Now there’s a place where I can look at all the things I love! [cough, pictures of Olly Murs, cough]. So goodbye hours of productive work and hello pictures of cute puppies!

Road to University! Week NineFollow my blog with Bloglovin

Too cool for school…yeaa,
maybe not.

Well hasn’t the weather suddenly taken a turn for the worst. It’s so depressing! It also doesn’t help that I have two coats, neither of which protects from the rain. The one I’m wearing at the minute, which is the thinner of the two, doesn’t have a hood but my other coat isn’t helpful as, 1. Isn’t waterproof and 2. Should only be worn in arctic conditions. So I’m turning up to most of my lectures looking like a drowned rat. What a great way to make friends.


Sorry about not posting last week but I’m not gonna lie, I couldn’t be bothered. It was a mixture of a pile of work and listening to Connor Maynard’s ‘RU Crazy’ on repeat…don’t judge.

I thought, seeing as though the weeks are becoming repetitive and I’m in the same routine I would write about something else so you (and I) don’t get bored. So, this week it’s all about FOOD! I mean I can’t go wrong because who doesn’t like food!

Here’s a run down of the meals I’ve had this week:

 Tuesday- Chicken and ham pancakes
Made by my mum and dad and stored in my freezer this is one of the best meals in the world! A pancake day pancake stuffed with chicken and ham in a mushroom sauce covered in cheese and cooked until crispy. Just nom.

 Wednesday- Toad in the hole
This has become my wednesday staple as ever since I’ve been here I’ve had it every wednesday. How can you go wrong with a fried onion yorkshire pudding and sausage!?! The only problem is that it takes me about an hour to make as I work at the speed of a snail and I just get too excited!

 Thursday- Sausages and gravy with cheese and herb scones
Yes, this is a bit of a weird combination but (insert foodgasm noise here). It’s all so good! Whats even better is that it didn’t take me that long to make and it was just so delicious!

 Friday- Garlic pizza toast (and a sneaky bacon sandwich!)
So easy to make and sometimes i just have a craving for it. Probably takes 10 minutes to make overall and is a quick substitute for actual pizza. As for the bacon sandwich, the bacon was cooking and it was a moment of weakness!

Saturday- Stuffed chicken wrapped in shortcrust pastry
This has to be one of the proudest moments of my ENTIRE life! I made everything, the pastry, the stuffing I even butterflied the chicken to get the stuffing inside. It tasted so good! So proud.

Hope you enjoyed this little look at my diet, not the best but as long as it tastes good I don’t really care! Hope there’s a lot of food envy and see you next week!

Road to University! Week Eight

I’m feeling that this blog may need a name change but then it would ‘disrupt the flow’ and my OCD tendencies may go into overdrive so I might just leave it as it is. 

My lectures this week were introductory ones to the modules we’ll be studying for the rest of the year and it’s made me really excited for the course! This week are the start of my seminars so I’ll see if I’m still as enthusiastic, but I had one yesterday and I enjoyed it SO much! Is that sad? Oh well. 

My Tea- thought it
was a nice picture

I’m starting to understand two things this week:
1. Why people have money problems.
2. Why people go to a campus university so they are a safe distance away from a city centre to not murder their purse on a daily basis. 

It’s good that I am close to the centre as I am only 5 minutes away from my lectures and all the walking means that I don’t have to consciously think about doing exercise (which is probably the best perk…I hate exercise). But it just means that if I’m bored I just think “Hmm..Costa is only 5 minutes away, it wouldn’t kill my purse, I’ll just go and have one small decaf mocha latte”. This then turns into a drink, a packet of crisps and either toast or a muffin depending on what time of the day it is. Somebody please stop me.

Venus Fly Trap
Threadbare

I don’t improve the money problems by going to a student lock in, into a packed Topshop, grabbing things that I’ve been eyeing up for weeks and literally sprinting to the till before anyone tries to steal it from me, which would never happen but you never know. Here are my purchase, and before you wonder if I went to any other shops, I couldn’t do it to myself.

 I can’t explain how much I love this bag. It’s just so beautiful and green! In other news the freshers ball was last Sunday and it was really good. My only issue is that my shoes are ridiculously gorgeous but also quite uncomfortable after extreme dancing so it wasn’t a late one. But Matt Edmondson and and Wretch 32 turned up and gave some good performances.

So I’m looking forward to another week of learning and working and I’ll see you next week! I’ll leave you with a picture of Wretch. 

Road to University! Week Seven

Hola again! As if it’s week seven! Time seems to be flying by but I don’t seem to have done anything at all! Hopefully, since my course starts this week, I’ll be given some work to do so I can do something other than have the urge to bake. 


So, today (Tuesday) I didn’t have any lectures, or seminars or anything on at all so i took a walk into the centre of Nottingham, which basically means that I walked 2 minutes down the road to buy some mushrooms from Tesco and try not to buy excessive amounts of things I don’t need in River Island. 

Oh, and Jameela Jamil
came to Oceana…
no big deal.
Today’s day off, however, was a well deserved day of rest from yesterdays full on day! We were all sent out into the centre of Nottingham to ask random passers by what their opinions were on the George Osborne’s new ‘work in benefits’ scheme. After about an hour things were going well, me and my partner Demi were halfway through the amount of people that we needed and we were feeling pretty good. Then, we were interviewing an 81 year old woman and about halfway through a man came up to us and started telling us how he hated journalists and that we were the ‘scum of the Earth’, etc. Demi continued to talk to the woman whilst the man was explaining to me how he had just been let out of prison…today. Yeah, this was when i started to get concerned. so after about a 10 minute rant he told me to follow him over to a bench, which I did because I was so creeped out, where he pulled out a chalk drawings. the first one he pulled out was of a dog and he said ‘This is you, the journalist. A dog that just snaps at peoples heels trying to get the story, just talking rubbish…’ cue him showing a picture of a rubbish bin. This was when things started getting too strange so we left him to it and went and hid in Primark.

I think that the moral of this story is don’t talk to ex-convicts…yes it’s that simple. See you next week where there may be more university related stories! 

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 Five

Okay, this is the week. The week! It’s come around so fast and I don’t think I’m ready! As per I’ve left everything until the last minute and I still need to sort through all of my stuff, ahh! Since I’ve just been buying things and adding it to the huge pile I haven’t gone through it until recently and I now realise I think I have way too much! I think I have about 4 wooden spoons, which seems pointless as I won’t be entering the bake off anytime soon. 

Okay so I’ve just packed all of my things and I currently have 4 plastic boxes, 1 cardboard box, 1 Ikea bag, 1 tesco bag and 2 suitcases! I think I underestimated how much I’ve bought and how much I already have. It’s way too much! But I think that that’s everything now and I don’t need to buy anything else, *fingers crossed*. 

I’m really sorry that this weeks blog has been short and sweet but not much has really happened this week other than general uni prep and packing. I had my last shift at work but I’m going back in December and I had my little leaving party with my friends and it was really cute. Today (tuesday) I’m going to visit my friend Megan which is exciting and then I move on Friday…EEEEK!

So to all of you that are going to university or starting something new good luck and I hope it all works out and goes to plan. See you next week where I’ll show you around my new home! Bye!

I’ll leave you with the attractive pictures for my student card ^_^