Sunday, September 21, 2014

Work, Leaving Parties and University Shopping

A lot of my time since I came back from Germany has been spent working, which is good because it means I have a nice amount of money saved up for University. And as part time jobs go, mine really isn't too bad. I work in quite a small pub/restaurant, and all the other people who work there are really nice.

One of the girls at work is in her second year of Uni, and so when she left to go back to Uni the other day, we had a little leaving party on the beach. It was really nice - there was a bonfire, and music, and alcohol of course (which I may have drunk a little too much of).

Speaking of leaving parties, one of my friends is off to start Uni today(!), so on Wednesday I went out with a few of my friends for cocktails. It was meant to be a birthday celebration for another of my friends as well, but unfortunately she couldn't make it as she was ill. It was a great evening anyway. We sipped our cocktails and chatted, and then I went back to my friends house and watched The Great British Bake Off. It was strange to say goodbye in the morning, knowing that we won't see each other again until Christmas, and that the next time we do see each other our lives will be completely different.

As well as working and occasionally meeting up with friends, I have been doing lots of shopping for things for University. Who knew that I would get excited about buying mugs and kitchen utensils? There is now a huge pile of stuff in the corner of my room, and I'm not really sure where to put it. There's only one week to go now though (how exciting is that?!), so I guess I should probably start packing it all up soon. Knowing me I will probably leave it all til the night before, and then panic and end up forgetting something really important.

As well as buying actual useful things such as pots and pans and bedding etc. for university, I have also been buying quite a few fancy dress items. the reason for this is that the first week of University in the UK (called freshers week) is basically just a week of parties, many of which require fancy dress. If anyone looked at my Amazon purchase history they would probably think I was very strange - the last two things I bought were a cowboy hat and a viking helmet!

I hope you enjoyed this little ramble.

Freya x

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Sunshine Award

Gosh, I haven't been posting much lately, have I? Anyway, I'll skip all the apologies and excuses and say a big thank you to Rhiannon  for nominating me for the sunshine award!

The rules are:
  1. State 5 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 5 questions received
  3. Create 5 new questions and nominate more bloggers for the award
Ok, so 5 facts about me:
  1. My favourite films as a child were Pippi Longstocking and The Secret Garden
  2. As a child I was also obsessed with the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. My brothers and I would always order Ginger Beer because that was what they always drank in the books. They also ate lots of Corned Beef sandwiches, but fortunately we never ate those. 
  3. At the moment I am extremely excited, but also a little bit nervous, about starting University at the end of September. 
  4. Everyone at work always makes fun of me for being rubbish at driving, just because I forgot to turn my headlights on once when I was giving someone a lift... 
  5. Whenever I can't sleep I always seem to end up buying really random things on Amazon
My answers to the Questions:
  1. What's the last book you read, and your thoughts on it? The last book I read was 'Summer in the City' by Candace Bushnell, which is the second Carrie Diaries book. It is a prequel to Sex and the City, which I have not actually read. I absolutely loved the main character in the books - 17 year old Carrie Bradshaw. She was relatable, and real, and a little bit crazy in a way that made the book amusing and unpredictable. You never know what situation Carrie will get herself into next.     
  2. What's your favourite quote/saying? This is so difficult, there are so many quotes that I love but for some reason I can't think of any at the moment! I love this one from Looking for Alaska: "We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken". I also love this one from Paper Towns: "I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is."
  3. When are you at your happiest? I would have to say maybe when I'm at the beach with friends. It always feels so chilled and I'm always so happy, whether we are sunbathing during the day or having a party or a bonfire in the evening. 
  4. What is your party trick/unusual talent? I don't actually think I have one
  5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?  In 10 years time I will be 28, and honestly I really don't know how I see my life going. Maybe I'll be married and maybe I'll have a child (or children). Maybe I'll be living in the countryside somewhere, or maybe I'll be living in the city. I could be living in a whole different country, a different continent even. Who knows.  
My nominees:

  1. Imogen from Imogen Scribbles
  2. Ellen from Wanderlust

My Questions:

  1. What are you looking forward to at the moment?
  2. (I'm going to steal this one from Rhiannon) When are you at your happiest?
  3. What is your favourite book, and why?
  4. Are you a morning person?
  5. Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
Thank you again to Rhiannon for nominating me, and I really am sorry it took me so long to write this post. 

Freya x