After being in Malta for 3 whole months I very much missed my University of Leicester buddies. Before leaving Leicester for sunny Malta in September myself and my course mates made a pact that we would spend new year together in Leicester as not only myself by 3 others were also leaving to study in a different country on an Erasmus year abroad. Despite everyone living in completely different parts of the UK we all managed to keep our word and spent New Year’s Eve together in Leicester, with one friend travelling all the way from Greece as she had decided to stay there for the holidays!
This was the first time I have ever spent New Year’s Eve with friends and it is definitely something I would do again and it felt like a great way to kick off 2016. Since our New Year’s reunion we have come up with a number of other reunion ideas as by June of this year, many of my course mates will have graduated so we have plans for a Christmas skiing trip, either this year or next as well as a last summer holiday together in Spain to say farewell.
It is sad to think that friends that I have made at university will be moving on so soon however we do not plan to fall out of touch and as our New Year reunion has shown, we will happily travel from anywhere to see each other even if it’s just for one night. Here’s to us making 2016 just as good as we made 2015!