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January

January went so fast this year.
The first week was spent trying to do homework and sorting a few things out around the house before going back to uni for the new term.
The second week was spent celebrating my birthday first with friends then with my family and finally with my boyfriend on the weekend. That whole week back at uni was a bit of a blur and I didn’t managed to get my bag unpacked or much work done, which was a bit of a pain as the following Tuesday I had a deadline to meet!
After that first deadline of the term I spent the rest of the third week trying to get myself into the uni work life frame of mind and that was hard! I think I finally managed to get unpacked but work wise it was a bit of a failure because one of my group projects took a sudden (although anticipated) nose dive and so I couldn’t really concentrate on my assignments. Plus it snowed hard, and I wanted to spend my time looking out the window more than I did work! I decided not to worry about them and save them for the weekend when I thought I’d have more time for them, but that weekend came and passed and no assignments were finished.
The following week I finally managed to get my head and I worked every free minute I had so I could enjoy the weekend. I was supposed to be going home to help my boyfriend do the wallpapering, but unfortunately his friend’s car got stuck in the snow so I didn’t manage to get that done. I did make a huge lemon tray bake and also cooked the best lasagne I’ve ever made so he was still a happy boy despite the lack of wallpaper! As we finally had a new bed (so much better than the futon we were sleeping on) we spent a lot of time sitting in bed indulging in relaxation time! So much so when Sunday evening came around I really really didn’t want to go back to uni (when do I ever?) so I stayed an extra night and travelled back in the morning. Making that next week a short one.
On the Tuesday, two major (well they were major in effort, not so much in marks) assignments were handed in and I feel so much freer for it! All be it freer to work on the group projects that seemed to be falling around my ankles.
This last weekend I made another trip home, again in hope to do the living room wallpaper but again it didn’t get done! Getting a bit frustrated with that and the fella said that he would be able to get on with it more when I was gone because I wouldn’t be a hindrance anymore! I got a bit grumpy at him for saying that because in actual fact that weekend I had been trying my hardest to clean the house for him (no benefit to me because I won’t be there during the week!), get him new curtains and poles because he was complaining about the light at night in the bedroom (again doesn’t bother me), so that he could get on with his sorting out his car.
So hopefully with me not around this next week, he will do the wallpapering and painting of the living room?? Haha, I don’t hold out too much hope for that.
With being so far behind with the group work, and having a particularly busy week with extra tutorials and lectures because lecturers were unavailable last term I’ve resorted to making a timetable to try and get on top of my work, while still doing the ‘life’ things I need/want to do, such as writing thank you letters and going swimming! Hopefully February will be more productive and less rushed than January?

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Long weekend: Part 2

[In continuation to my last long post!]

In the evening (Saturday) my boyfriend and I met a friend, Jack for a Thai meal at the Star of Siam. Jack was really worried that he’d end up being a ‘third wheel’, but in the end I was the ‘3rd wheel’ as for most of the time I didn’t really understand what they were talking about, so just sat quiet eating my green curry (which was excellent as usual!).

When we got back my boyfriend’s parents got my boyfriend to show me their wedding album. It’s amazing how much more things cost now than they did then!  I love the way things were worded in the 80s too. The modern then is now retro, but again it’s in fashion still!

Talking of retro things being rather cool, on Sunday I went to see my boyfriends next project to be a Jiffy!
According to him, there were only 70 of them made, and they’re a pick-up truck on a mini chassis. So cute! Needs a lot of work doing to it, but I reckon he’s more than capable!  If you want you can take a look at his blog 🙂 He’s new to wordpress, well blogging in general actually, but he’s got a great writing style!

While he was checking the pick-up out, i wondered off to do some random photography. We were supposed to go and do some photography with Chris, another friend of ours later on so I thought I better get in some practice after not really using a camera for months!

As it was I needn’t have bothered bringing all my big camera equipment because we didn’t do any serious photography in the end, instead we caught up in Costa, a nice way to round off my busy weekend!

I hope this wasn’t  too much for everyone to read 😉 I will try to get a couple of posts done in the next couple of weeks… Without too many words in!

xx

 

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QuickPress- Snow!

It’s snowing loads again today, it wasnt supposed to though, not according to the weather forcasts. 😛 Best of all it’s propper snow, like feathers falling from heaven that is sorta wet so you can actually make good snowballs and snowmen out of it. When I was younger I used to say it was “god plucking his christmas chicken” haha.

I’ve been out in the snow already and taken a few pictures, but my memory card filled up very quickly becuase I already had about 1000 photos on it already(family holiday and christmas)! Maybe I should have invested in another memory card but I couldnt ever see me filling it when I got it- 4GB seemed an awful lot of space!
Anyway I downloaded the new photos and then deleted all the pictures on the card so that I have a clean card to work with :).

That cat always runs towards me when I attempt to take a photo of her… although it’s very cute its also really annoying!

I’ve got a fair bit to do today to get ready for going back to Birmingham on Saturday. Today I want to order my petticoat for my party dress and some magnetic craft strip off Ebay, I want to write my thank you letters from my birthday… and christmas *cringe*. I know I should have written them ages ago. 😦 Also I want to start packing, or at least sorting out what stuff I want to take back down to Brum.

Right I think that’s all for now. ciao 🙂

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