Monday, 24 June 2013

The Last Supper

 "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."                                                                                               -Augustine of Hippo

 After the excitement of our first year at University, my sister and I were more than glad to be back home. The fresh air and fields were a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of our university cities, and we embraced the sun with days spent in the garden and going on long bike rides. 
But the calm of being home was soon replaced with the inevitable nerves and utter excitement for our 2 week European adventure. My twin sister and I had decided to book a trip with Euroventure to go inter-railing around western Europe. There will be many blogs about my trip once I return, from places all around Europe as we are visiting Germany, France, Holland and Italy (so lots of foodie blogs too!!). 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sunshine, shopping and sushi!

That feeling of absolute freedom from summer exams and/or coursework is quite unbeatable. If you ever see students happy as can be in the middle of the day, without the indication of alcohol consumption, their exams have most probably just finished! 
The freedom to do whatever you want all day, and all night for a whole 4 months is exciting, but rather daunting at the same time. But before the fear and realisation of what will we do for the rest of the summer, my best friend and I decided to have an adventure day in Liverpool.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

End of freshers blues

 The sweet taste of freedom- it tastes a lot like cocktails.

 The last few weeks of term are always tricky. As a student you are constantly pushed for time, trying to cram as much revision in as possible, that you start to forget how quickly the end of term is coming, and once exams finish it really bites you on the (metaphorical) bum.

My absence from blogging has been due to a combination of revising and panicking. I have never been good with nerves, I am such a worrier and find it terribly difficult to sleep while stressed. As always, my mum was there to offer me sound advice, telling me to keep calm, stay focused but remember, 'it's only first year'. I started to feel relieved thinking of '40%' and so relaxed, if only slightly. My other stress busters were exercise, and my wonderful friends.