Where on earth did April go? And, on that note; where did the Easter break go? I feel like I’ve turned away and looked back to find the holiday ran past me.
Holiday isn’t probably the best way to describe it, actually.
So, where have the last five weeks gone?
Week 1: Rugby tour. Running around with the girls in Salou, having a blast, and pretending that finals aren’t real. I’d tell you some stories, but, as they say, what happens on tour… stays on tour!
Week 2: “Rest” week in Leicester. A couple of days sleeping off tour and being fed Nando’s, and the rest of the week living on campus, starting to plough through the revision. Also, enjoying the sun. I took a trip down to town, where my other half and I tried out Gelato Village (we’ve been meaning to go for ages). IT. WAS. AMAZING. Haven’t been? Go. The gelato, obviously, was gorgeous. Mine tasted like summer, which made my short, but gloriously sunny, revision break even better.
Weeks 3-5: home. Back to good old Somerset. It’s continued to be sunny and warm, which is perfect when you live by the sea, right? Wrong. It would have been perfect, if I hadn’t spent nearly every day inside; either at work or revising. I’ve had so much revision to do, that I’m filling every spare moment with it, or that’s how it feels. I’ve also been at work for 35-45 hours a week, trying to make a bit of money. It’s exhausting, particularly as I’m on my feet for 8-9 hours a day usually, then going home and doing a few hours of maths. I’m knackered! I even (crazily) ended up doing a 13.5 hour shift last… Worth the money, but not worth the tiredness and the pain!
Thankfully, I’ve had some time for fun, mainly in the form of family time. My sister and her children (my two nieces and my nephew), have come up to visit a few times, which was lovely as I hadn’t seen them since Christmas. The last time I saw my nephew was when he was just a week old, so cuddles with him were lovely, and I’m spent some great quality time with the girls- watching films, reading books, playing in the sun, and decorating biscuits.
Yes, the break seems to have flown, which can only mean one thing: finals are getting ever closer… *dramatic music*
Thankfully, I’ve got a few more calmer days before I head back to Leicester, and before I near enough move into the College House study room until June! Luckily, I’ve got enough chocolate to see me through, and some bubble wrap to relieve the stress when I run out!
Until next time, all the best.
P.S. On a different, but exciting note- my blog about university life lessons was turned into a Mercury article. It was so amazing but so surreal. I never imagined my writing would be published in a newspaper. My grandma spotted it before I even knew it had gone to print, so she immediately texted and then phoned me, followed by cutting it out and mailing it to me to keep! Thanks to Jeremy Clay at the Leicester Mercury for the opportunity!