As always, this first term has absolutely flown by and it has now come to the start if the Christmas holidays. As a fourth year I am here a little bit longer than a lot of students; it is a little lonely actually! Everyone leaves so abruptly and campus changes from really busy to just a little too quiet… One of my housemates is still around though so it is not that bad. In fact, this evening I am getting treated to a Christmas dinner from her before we both part ways for the holidays so I can’t really complain!
I am looking forward to spending some time with my family and having a bit of a break, although not too much as I do have quite a number of things on my to do list! I had better make sure I take don’t forget any of my work in Leicester! I am not really complaining though as most of it is preparatory work for when I start full time in the lab in January which I am very excited about! I was allowed to order some of my reagents just last week which have probably arrived in the lab by now; it is like a kind of Christmas present!
I am very much feeling in the Christmas spirit as my housemates and I have dressed up our house all Chrismassy (we have a tree and everything!) and I have participated in a number of Christmas meals with various societies! I was especially pleased with our IScience Christmas meal which I co-organised with a number of my fellow IScience Society committee members. We had a really good turn and it showed just how well all the different years of IScience have really managed to integrate in the past term which I am really pleased with.
Now I best go, I don’t want to be late for my housemate but I want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a lovely winter break whatever you get up to. See you in the new year!!! 😀