I think I have a problem…


I don’t like people using my things.

I know it sounds strange but hear me out. I just like the way that I use things and I know how to clean them…..do I have a disease?
The weird thing about this problem though is that it’s only ‘things’ but when it comes to areas I’m fine. For example if there are crumbs or something on the side it’s not as if I’m first out with the disinfectant spray, so I don’t really understand what’s wrong with me.
Since moving to university I think I’ve got better with this little issue. Now if someone uses something like a pan I’m completely fine with it…until I find it in the dishwasher, then we have a problem. Now, my pans are non-stick so they can’t go in the dishwasher (told you I have a problem).
I think I need some serious help, I’ll take any suggestions for therapy sessions whatever, I just need to sort this out!!!

Refreshers Week Fun Times!

Looking back at ALL of the photos from ALL of the nights out I’m beginning to wonder how we managed it, but we did! Eight nights out with no breaks. Crazy. Now I know that the freshers reps had it hard because they were up early in the morning and went to bed…also early in the morning, but to be honest if you went through an entire interview process to be one, that is completely self inflicted.

My own personal refreshers experience this year was an amazing one! It was so much better than freshers week last year because it was just like going out with your friends like normal every night AND there were no lectures. Win win! The nights out were a great mixture of fancy dress, normal dress, cheesy pop, dance music. There were a few disappointing nights but it just means that we’ll avoid those places for a while.

My advice to anyone else planning to do a week of heavy partying would be to pace yourself, don’t stress about outfits (no one notices) and have fun! This is the only time in your life when you can go out seven nights in a row and you won’t be judged.

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 countdown begins!

Birthday celebrations are a go go! Today me and my family took a trip to Leeds to have a meal at Brown’s and it was soooooo good! I had asparagus and procutto to start and then chicken with some other stuff for main. With a lovely dark chocolate brownie to finish off, yum! Of course there was also a latte to finish it off! 

               Day seven: Utensils

This day has made me really want some new make up brushes. One day a few weeks ago I went into Boots and nearly had a break down at the new range of Real Techniques brushes that were on offer. All of my will power was used to stop myself from grabbing them all and running to the till. Problem was I was waiting for my birthday money so I’ll be really upset if when I’m ready to buy they’ve all gone! I will get you one day retractable bronzing brush…

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! 

Home sweet home!

What a day to come home, when the theme of today’s photo challenge is ‘childhood’. Meant to be. Everything went smoothly, my train was on time, my tickets printed without issues and life is good! Plus this now means it’s kind of the start of my birthday celebrations! WOOOO! Lets get this party started (phrase meant as least cringey as possible…)

             Day four: Childhood

Horray for a great childhood! Although looking through the old photos to use for this made me realise that I was a slightly weirder than average child. Sure, there are nice smiling photos but equally there are the ‘I didn’t even know that a person could make that face’ ones. It was nice to be nostalgic, especially as I’d forgotten I had these so it was nice to have a look back, except the glasses…never fun to look back on the glasses.

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

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!