I hope everyone’s past couple of weeks have been fabulous; mine has been a rather cracking, albeit busy fortnight. Not busy in the sense that I had actual grown-up or formal commitments, but the nicer variety of busy that meant instead of casually facebook stalking people I went to school with (friendly, un-prosecutable stalking) I actually left the house a few times. Incredible, I know. Being a student, I can complain about the rubbish weather, but really all a sunny day means is I’ll be blogging in a slightly brighter room. I even have a “blog tan” i.e. I still resemble a milk bottle.
Anyway, let’s see what it takes to tear me away from my laptop and out into the great outdoors (sort of):
- Meeting school friends – no need for stalking here. Plans have been made for camping complete with sangria, a FRIENDS boxset and the Madagascar trilogy, although given the recent floods I feel the tent may be moved to a slightly safer location than a garden on a downward slope in a very hilly village.
- Trips to the cinema – this month I have been to the cinema more times than in the past year. I went to see Despicable Me 2 (did not disappoint), Monsters University for my birthday (I have been waiting 12 years since the first one came out – amazing), Pacific Rim (an odd film about alien monsters or monster aliens… or something) and The World’s End (fairly awful and just made me want a pint). Of course all trips were made either on Orange Wednesdays or student saver nights. I’m not made of money, you know.
- 21st Birthday celebrations – the actual day of my birthday coincided with my boyfriend’s Graduation from the University of Leicester, which ended up being more of a blessing than I had anticipated. Not one to be overshadowed, I donned my birthday tiara, dress and heels, and headed down to Leicester for the day to drink cocktails and have photos taken on the one day we looked like a grown up couple rather than a poor student couple. It was a genuinely lovely day, the weather held out, and I got to drink sangria out of a fanta bottle all day. Perfect.
- Latitude Festival – As outdoors as I could possibly get. Although we were working on a stall for most of the day, we did catch Bloc Party (amazing) as well as a number of comedians – I encourage you to check out Marcel Lucont, who we accidentally saw as we waited for Eddie Izzard but turned out to be the gem of the day. The festival as a whole was very arty, poetry, and literature themed, with a sprinkling of spray painted sheep.
As for now, I’m in London visiting a friend who also studied abroad for a year, so we’re having a much needed catch up that doesn’t involve a dodgy internet connection and wailing background noises courtesy of Skype.
Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather may be doing!