SO it’s been awhile since my last blogpost and I can thank university assignments for that. There is an evil in having so many assignments due in roughly around the same time, so you somehow end up in a pit with all these papers shrouding over you.
Thankfully, assignments are over and done with and so are my exams therefore, I’m done with my final year of uni and I can’t believe three years have flown by!
Aside from uni, just life in general has been keeping me on my toes.All of which have kept be busy and away from my hobbies (like reading!).
There have been many weddings (well two) to attend. The food were fab though I wish they would serve more starters than the main. I’d happily nibble my way through a whole tray of shish kebabs and samosas.
I’ve also managed to do two things I’ve never done before; indoor skydiving, and playing top golf! Granted I sucked at both but I’m glad I tried.
I’ve made some cute stationary purchases:
The teal coloured book is a notebook I picked up from Waterstones (they both are come to think of it) which I intend to use as a second journal when my other finishes.
The above is my current journal and I’ve been using it for two years now, with almost a few pages left. Recently, I’ve been writing a lot more and I realised, when I’m upset or I’m stressed, writing is a great way for me to vent and feel calm.
This planner was bought for two reasons a) I needed something to keep me organised for when I start my masters course this September and b) it was cute as f. It was a tenner but I considered it as a little treat for myself. The planner starts and ends from July, which is handy, and each page is dedicated to a day, which is also handy as I can be extra organised and manage my time for efficiently.
This month, I’ve also been busy, eating:
Our Nandos reopened after refurbishment and I couldn’t wait to go as I was having some serious withdrawals.
A meal is not complete without cookie dough.
This place was called Toros and their drinks were divine. I had a strawberry daiquiri and I would literally go again, just for that. The food was good too, though pasta and chips is a weird combo. Also, their food was so hot, people and myself, were coughing on the fumes. You can just about see the smoke in the second picture.
The day me and my friends from university went to top golf, we also went out to eat. You might have come across Smoky Boys from Noor’s blog (I went with Noor and the poor thing accidentally bit into the chilli in her burger and downed milk like she would’ve downed shots). The food was awesome- I had a moroccan lamb burger, which was the tiniest bit dry but I stilled loved each bite. You can read Noor’s review here.
We went for dessert later at Kaspas. Noor had the crepe and I had a chocolate cake with cream. Note to self, never have chocolate after burgers. Never.
I probably piled on tons of weight but oh well, I didn’t regret the food.
My busyness meant that I couldn’t read. I haven’t read a single book since Red Queen which is incredibly sad. I did purchase the sequel and I’ve read half of it, but the rest is still on hold. Now that I have a bit more free time, I intend to finish it off and submit a review. My friends have been forever nagging me, and bullying me for not reading the Throne of Glass series. I mean, I picked up Throne of Glass two years ago (it was a library book) and didn’t have the time to finish reading it.
Now that uni is done, I’ve decided to invest in the series and begin reading them. Funny story, initially I picked up Queen of Shadows, thinking it was Throne of Glass. As I was checking it out, I was literally thinking Throne of Glass was more thicker than what I’d remember but didn’t realise that I PICKED UP THE WRONG BOOK UNTIL I GOT HOME. So I HAD to buy the whole series because I didn’t want the one book to be lonesome (any excuse eh?).
And now we’re back to the present where it’s four days post exam. I like to revise by making posters and colour coding everything (its my inner stationary hoarder’s dream!) on a big piece of A3 paper. For me, this really helps.
So that was my mega update! Hopefully, I’ll get back to making more posts soon! What have you guys been getting up to?