Tomorrow will be the day that I return to Leicester and I couldn’t be more excited. However, now I face the aggravating task of packing, something that I’ve usually failed to do so with any speed or success – there’s always something that gets left behind. For me, this is a fairly serious issue because my hometown of tunbridge wells is a rather inconvenient three hour journey.
The usual forgotten items include:
- phone and laptop charger – the pesky little things always seem to be eternally plugged into my bedroom wall at home, once its too late to retrieve them when i’ve been on the motorway for two hours, I either buy new ones or just go without phone or internet which isn’t really a viable option.
- Towels – This isn’t too much of a serious issue because you can always borrow one from your fantastically friendly housemate. Although in my case, I had the option of running around the house completely nude after my shower or using my friend’s towel that’s so dirty it almost defeats the object of showering.
- Cutlery – I stupidly turned up for my second year with nothing but a knife and fork; luckily this idiotic mistake can be easily rectified with a quick trip to sainsburys for a nice and cheap cutlery set.
- A decent winter coat – Winter came fairly quickly last year and I was caught out with nothing but my denim jacket to protect me from rain and wind, I looked pretty silly and had a constant cold.
But in all honesty, you’ve got to be pretty darn careless and disorganised like myself in order to make such rookie mistakes. A good thing to do is make a trip to the supermarket with your parents in order to squeeze as much decent free food out of them as you possibly can – make sure you ask for the good quality stuff, you’ll be thankful when you eventually have to live off sainsburys basics beans and frozen pizzas that are essentially cardboard.