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Surprise! We bought a house!

So after all my writing in cryptic terms I can finally tell the news that has had me bursting at the seams for the last month.

It’s been exactly one month from the day we first saw the house on the internet at our anniversary dinner to the day we got conformation that we definitely have the house!

It’s a three bedroom house only 10 mins bike ride from my boyfriend’s work. We are very very lucky (being only 20 and 21!) and my only sad thought is that as I’m still at uni I cannot live there full time until I leave uni and get a job up in the north.

Still I get to spend my christmas holidays redecorating ‘my’ (our) first house- a dream I’ve had since I was little. I’m please that we get the keys at the start of my month break as I have an exam next week and I think I wouldn’t study well if we got the keys before that!

We announced it on facebook yesterday and it’s been lovely to see all our friends and family so excited for us! I will update my blog with household renovations as we do them so you all can see them too 🙂

I must go now because I have to revise for that exam of mine 😦 and I feel quite poorly tonight 😦 😦 so I need to get an earlyish night (much rather just go straight to bed but I’m feeling really guilty for not revising this weekend!!).

One final thing, my filofax hole punch came yesterday so have now managed to fit my dividers into my diary- will post on this another time! (see previous post on filofax here)


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The long weekend: Part 1

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for the last week, but for one reason or another I wasn’t able to get around to it till now. Actually I shouldn’t be doing it now either! I should be writing up the lab report I didn’t get around to doing at the weekend, but hey, it’s not like it’s due till the 6th of May, it can wait a day right?

As this post has turned out to be rather lengthy to say the least, I’m going to turn it into 2 posts 😛


I went home the weekend before last  to see my family and my boyfriend, as I try to do every second weekend during the term. Normally I don’t get home till around lunchtime on the Saturday, and work from 10am-4pm on the Sunday before returning to Uni in the evening, so it ends up being a very short weekend home. However this weekend I didn’t have work, and travelled home on the Friday evening so relatively speaking I had a ‘long weekend’ away!

I had a pretty stressful week prior to going away as I had a maths test last thing on a Friday afternoon, and had alot of revision to do, which I had to fit around labs that I’d forgotten about!

I was really happy when my friend from school rang me up on the Friday afternoon and said that she was picking her sister up from the station in town and would I like to meet up with her- de stress with some shopping before catching the train? Errr yes please! Although I didn’t manage to get the bracelet chain I’d wanted to get while there, it was really nice to see my friend and her sister who I’d never met before. 🙂 Then on the train I saw a boy from my secondary school who I knew so spent the journey with him catching up with news of what everyone was doing since I’d last saw them before Christmas.

On the Saturday my parents had planned a surprise for my sister, and had instructed my boyfriend and I NOT to tell my sister what we were doing. My sister did have suspicions that we might be going to the zoo, so we told her IF we were going there it would only to lock her up with the naughty monkeys (where she belongs! 😉 ) or to give the hungry tigers some food; while we went on the surprise trip out!

Although my sister is 8 she still cant read properly because she is very dyslexic so when I was texting a friend in the car I didn’t think to cover up what I was writing so she couldn’t see. Oh boy, was that a mistake! She read what I wrote, word for word “…I’m going to the zoo now though”.  Because I was so surprised that she had read what I’d written, I praised her lots, not realising that unintentionally I was also praising her for discovering where we were going! Totally spoilt the surprise but she was thrilled non the less!


We stopped off in the sweet town of Ulverston on the way where we had fish and chips and looked at the market for a little while. If I’d been going home (back to Brum) that day, I would have bought lots of yummy things to eat from the market!  There were some really scrummy looking cakes I’d have liked to have bought, even though I know I could have made them myself.

I won’t say too much about the zoo as I’ve already blogged about the time that we went for my sister’s birthday in the summer, but there were 2 things that really stuck out that I have to say about this trip. Firstly, the giraffes! I know they are tall- I’ve seen them before, but I’ve never been under them- WOW! Their heads are HUGE!!!! These pictures really don’t do them any justice at all!

Secondly was that my sister found a £10 note on the floor! Lucky thing! I guess someone else lost out though! Mum said she didn’t deserve it however as she had been really apathetic the whole time while we were at the zoo, not being bothered by anything and just having a grumpy face the whole time! She was allowed to keep the money though, and she bought a small stuffed  (toy) penguin for an overpriced amount, leaving her very little change.  😛

Final picture to end this post- how amazing are these peacock’s feathers? I love this picture I took 🙂

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Farm in the heart of the English Lake District for sale!

It’s not a great picture but this is my family’s farm, where I have lived for my entire life is up for sale as from today onwards. This means that both the businesses (hostel and holiday cottages) and our house (along with the barns and farmland) are also for sale.

My mum is pleased as it’s taken ages to get to this point, and she is ready to move. Although I dont mind moving as much as I would have done say, 2yrs ago, the thought of it now happening doesnt exactly please me as Ive always lived here, and when my family moves, it’s not going to be in the lake district… more like Cotswolds at the moment. I’m not that fond of the Cotswolds; it’s away from my friends who I’ve known since I was a baby.

Maybe it is selfish of me, but I’m really against moving far away, even though I fully understand my parents reasons for wanting to do so. I just know that I wont want to spend as much time with them though if they move far away from my friends as I will be wanting to see my friends more, and my ‘home’, rather than them.

Oh idk… we shall see how things go, after all, it’s not that likely that someone will decide they want our place in just 2 weeks of it being on the market or something, more likely to be 1yr, or maybe 2. Just got to make the most of living here now!

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New Year New Start?

A long time since my last post… as always!
It’s now 2010, something I haddent taken to be a big thing until new years eve when I started seeing the things on the TV talking about the last decade, and about the next decade to come. Well, I’m not going to look further than the end of this year for now. I’ve been looking too far into the future and I think that gets you down.
And down is what I had a problem with last year. A big problem, and one that I am determinded to tackle this year.

Today is my last day of being an 18yr old. I like the idea of being an 18yr old, but it’s really hard work! There is so many new things to get use to, from relising that you’ve finished your whole school time education, the responsibilities and ‘rewards’ of being an ‘adult’- voting and drinking, to getting through the first term of university-learning to live away from home. Hopefully being 19 will be easier… I’m getting more used to living away from home and uni life isnt such a shock, this year I might even be able to vote in the general election!
This year I want to actaully enjoy those changes which came as a shock last year; so my new year’s resolution is to be happy. Enjoy life a bit more! I need to relax, not get so stressed about things and work hard so that I can pass into next year of uni. This resolution isnt hard to keep… just hard to get there in the first place atm for me!

Hopefully everyone else will find thier’s easy, and be able to keep them!

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