After a tough term, with many deadlines for Biology appearing in the last week (typical!), it was nice to leave Leicester in wonderful spirits, having fed myself on HUGE meals with the Biological Sciences Society and the LGBTQ Association, plus my friends’ house party to celebrate their 20th and 21st birthdays respectively.
The Biology meal was enjoyed, quite thoroughly, at the Corn Exchange in Leicester Town Centre. We had a set menu, where I chose to have Carrot and Coriander Soup, Roast Turkey and Chocolate and Mint Cheesecake. All of them were absolutely sublime! It was the first time I had ever had cranberry sauce with Turkey, and it tasted awesome! When I got home, I petitioned father and mummy dearest for turkey with cranberry sauce this year, which they surprisingly agreed to (they must miss me so much!) My friends didn’t even finish their turkey or cheesecake, so I got extra helpings – it was only kind of me to do so otherwise it would have just gone in the bin; that’s how kind and considerate I am!
The LGBTQ meal, was slightly less festive, as we went to The Real China (located near Highcross) for a Chinese buffet and wait for it… Chocolate Fountain! I was very tempted to do a Vicar of Dibley and put my head in the fountain! However, not sure if everyone else would find it quite as funny as me. Very nice meal though, and I had to say goodbye to the gays of Leicester in a fashionable style!
On the last Friday was the House party to end all parties. My friends were turning 20 and 21, and the theme was 90s dress up. Now, I know Mr Men isn’t from the 1990s, however they were able to excuse my costume with ‘well, you grew up with it in the 90s’. Which suited me fine for going as Mr Bump. It was a great night and lovely to see everyone there making a really good effort with their costumes! There were a couple of Ashes and Mistys (how embarrassing), plus the Spice Girls, Pingu, Noddy, Draco Malfoy, Baywatch, Edward Scissorhands, plus many more. I had a great evening filled with cake, a bit of alcohol (a bit as in a bit of a barrel!) and party games (insisting that I never leave until I won one game of Twister!)
It was a great way to say goodbye to friends, even if most people referred to me as a Smurf! Back home, now, and even though the home comforts of endless food, heating and old friends remains tempting, I am going to miss Leicester and the bountiful friends made! Thank God it’s only a month!
Hope everyone’s Crimbos are fabulous, and that not too much work is pursued (ironically remembering all the revision that needs doing). Tara for now.