Sunday, 19 January 2014

It's been a while!

First and foremost, I'd like to apologise for massively neglecting my blog since my arrival at uni. I knew it would be more difficult to keep posting due to my commitment to my degree, however, when I logged on the other day and realised it had been over 4 months(!) since I last posted, I decided it was time to step it up and re-commit to my blog.

So what has happened since my last post?

On the 21st September I travelled 2 hours North to Coventry University, where I have been studying Geography and Natural Hazards. I have some amazing blockmates, made some lovely friends, and have even bagged myself a gorgeous boyfriend! (pictures below). Having completed my first semester at uni, I can easily say that I love uni life. My course is really interesting, and the social side is a lot of fun. I am also a member of my uni's BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Ladies 2nd tennis team! This means that I train on Mondays, have match practice on Sundays and have matches on Wednesdays so I get to play a lot of tennis! I have made loads of friends through tennis which means that Wednesday's sports social night is really good :) 

Christmas and New Years can't be forgotten. I was home for 3 weeks at Christmas, leaving me lots of time to see friends, family and spend some non-uni time with my boyfriend, Matt. Although I had revision and coursework to do, I met up with my friends for dinner and for lunch which was lovely as I hadn't seen most of them since before going to uni. My family and I spent one evening with my Dad's side of the family, including my cousin who had just go engaged!! We are extremely excited for her and are massively looking forward to the wedding (naturally, as I am female!). Matt also came and visited me for a few days before Christmas which was so lovely, I got to show him my family and where I grew up :) It was also very strange having him in my house :P Christmas day and Boxing day were pleasant, I spent it surrounded by my family and got some wonderful presents!
For New Years, I drove up to Matt's and spent 4 days at his and met his family and friends. We went to a New Years Eve party which was a lot of fun, however, I may have got pretty drunk (oops!) and therefore, felt absolutely horrendous the following day. Sadly I haven't got any pictures from then. 

Sadly, during my first semester, my fitness motivation massively dropped and my gym sessions were few and far between. I get free gym membership so it wasn't even the money stopping me going. I guess sometimes our motivation dims for a bit, especially as I'm in a new place with loads of new experiences! Not to worry though, for the two weeks since I have been back at uni, I have been to the gym a total of eight times and am scheduling gym time into my weekly routine around my lectures. It definitely helps to have someone to go with as then I am less likely to skip a session!

So what's happening from here?

One of my issues with blogging since being at uni is that I don't know what to blog about. I have had bloggers block(?!) So to counteract this, I will attempt to do 'series' much like I used to do my GlossyBox reviews. Currently my plan is 'Outfit of the week' and 'Song of the week'. I will do random updates of my life if anything interesting or noteworthy happens and some product reviews, although these will be rare as living on a student budget limits the amount I can spend on products.

I will leave you with a variety of pictures from these past 4 months. Apologies for the bad quality, most of them have been taken from my facebook!

My uni room - I have rearranged it since the beginning of uni 
 Myself and some of my blockmates during Freshers Week
 Me and Kat - one of my blockmates
 Charlie, Lizzie and I - blockmates
 Charlie and I
 Charlie, Me, Sophie (one of my friends from home) and Katherine when Sophie came to visit
 Katherine and I
 Katherine, Jamie and I on our tennis Halloween social night
 Me, Alex and Becca - my flatmates
 Katherine and I on our fieldtrip to North Wales
 Me and Katherine at Cwm Idwal, North Wales
 Me and Matt
 Me and my tennis friends on a night out in Leamington Spa
 Lizzie, Me, Charlie and Katherine at Carnage
 Me and Matt on our last night out at uni before Christmas holidays
 Me and Em, my sister, on Christmas day
 Me with my present - a giraffe onesie!
 Em and I
 My Auntie and I (with my Granny in the background) on Boxing day
Me, Matthew and Em

Until next time, live, laugh and love and enjoy all the little things in life 
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