T0 anyone who has travelled home within the past couple of weeks, I salute you. Far from Christmassy, the gale force winds and lashing rain has made any journey that little bit more unpleasant. However, one of the last journeys I made was HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, and therefore I didn’t mind as much.
Thankfully I returned to a very grounded house with no floating furniture, so it’s safe to say the East Midlands missed the worst of the weather. The thick fog even made it a white Christmas. Almost. I didn’t realise how much I must have been complaining about the coldness of my uni house, because this year Santa brought me a lot of warm clothes. Socks, jumpers, even an electric blanket and thermal vest (which I’m very grateful for sitting in my freezing house right now). The day was spent in the usual way, eating far too much and trying to find something decent to watch on tv, and I eventually resigned to playing my new game instead.
Christmas was over in a flash, I came back to Leicester for two days for work, and made the journey back home again for New Year’s, where my boyfriend and I travelled even further north to bring in the new year with his friends in a youth hostel in North Yorkshire. (Hostel = not so nice. Hostel in North Yorkshire = not a hostel at all). Before we knew it, the heated board games were pushed aside for the countdown, and I have to admit I was slightly jealous of those in London experiencing the all-encompassing sensory display the city had put on this year. An odd year to choose to try something so flashy (2014? Is this a special year of some sort?) but cool nevertheless.
And once again, I am back in Leicester for work, travelling to Derby today to stay home for a week, before returning to Leicester for… have a guess. Still, I’ve been enjoying my stints at home while I can … ahh, so warm.
Next post, I’ll share with you my new year’s resolutions (I really do hate both the term and making them, but my goals are fairly achievable this year… I hope. None of that healthy eating rubbish or ‘I must work out more’. We all know that won’t happen).