28 March 2012

I Covet Thee, Pastel Wardrobe

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I really could get used to these summery evenings and waking up to the sun beaming through my curtains. The blue sky's set to stick around for at least the next week or so and I for one, sure hope that it does. Fingers and toes and all other crossable limbs are crossed for a real summer this year. Not the standard English, 'Here's your one week heat wave folks! See ya next year, perhaps..' No sir-ee. I'm sure when I was in school the majority of my summer holidays would be spent at the beach, in the sea and returning home to a horrified mother after catching one too many rays. Whatever happened to that? I miss it.

The weather has made me realise that I need to brighten up my wardrobe; far too much black, grey and blues hanging around, and I want pastels. If I could just have all of the above, that'd be just swell, please and thank you bank of Mum and bank of Rob (ha!) The Asos dresses are my favourite and there are a few more different patterns and shades on line, I could just build a summer wardrobe out of these dresses alone and I would be one happy so and so. I might just have to settle with the Peach Melba Barry M nail polish though; cheapest product, isn't it? Alas...

26 March 2012

Sun Is Shining, The Weather Is Sweet

Vest, Scarf, Loafers: Topshop
Skirt: American Apparel
Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
'Tis an absolutely glorious day today. It sure is a lot easier to plan your dissertation with the sun beaming through your window! An excellent job Monday, well done. Canterbury is so beautiful in the sun; I can't wait until my work load subsides and I can go and take some proper photos of this gorgeous city to share with you. 

25 March 2012

Sunday #6

1. March has been tough, really tough. Mainly consisting of the above picture all day every day. It is getting scarily close to the end of uni now and people just don't warn you about final year. Or maybe they do and we just think 'pft, I can do that!' Boy oh boy, it is hard work. So here's a little update as to what has been happening in these past few weeks of blog silence, it's not quite all libraries and tests, I promise. 

2. Last weekend, it was Mothering Sunday and I went home to spend the day with my mum. We didn't do anything particularly special but I don't think I have seen my mum properly since the Christmas holidays so it was nice to be able to have a proper catch up with her. She was spoiled with cards, flowers, chocolates and perfume so I think she had a nice day. Visits home always seem so short, I really do miss it a lot. 

3. So a fair few weeks ago now (heck, it's nearly Easter already) I decided to give up meat for Lent. And, I am proud to say that I haven't fallen off the bandwagon once! Did any of you give anything up? Any success? I'm quite surprised at how little I have been craving meat, mostly only when I've had an alcoholic beverage or drive past KFC. Although, going to my Mum's last weekend was killer. Seeing everybody else's plates piled high with roast pork and knowing that I couldn't have any of it was the toughest test, let me tell you. My mum cooks THE best roast dinners imaginable, it must be her magic Filipino touch. My 16374658 extra roast potatoes very nearly made up for it though. It is definitely not a life choice for me, pass the T-bone. 

4. On Thursday I got an email confirming that the summer language school that I worked for last summer had accepted my application to work for them again. This is a huge relief as not only do I love the job (it's basically being paid to play in the sun/go sight seeing/ party), but job hunting is so stressful. It is nice to know that I will be spending my summer outdoors once again and for a good chunk of my time off I will be earning a half decent wage. 

5. Next weekend I will be going home again to celebrate not only my mum's birthday but my sister's 18th. My mum is throwing a huge party for her, her friends and all our family so it is sure to be a wonderful occasion. It is something to look forward to after what seems like endless days of watching others play in the sun while I bury my head in  books. And, what makes it even more exciting is that I will finally be meeting my half sister for the first time since I was little! She has 3 beautiful children too, so I can't wait to meet my niece and nephews. If that isn't motivation to get through this work load, then I don't know what is! 

23 March 2012

It's Not Over, Not Over Yet

Long time no blog. Poor March, you have been so neglected. Alas, final year uni life has gotten the better of me. These past few weeks have been choc-a-block with deadlines, dissertation reading/planning and the dreaded French oral exam that I endured last Friday. And there sure is no rest for the wicked with yet another exam lined up in just a week's time.

I miss blogging. There, I said it. There are so many ideas swimming around inside my little head that are just waiting to be html'd into life, but my £3000 + a year degree trumps all forms of free blogging joy. I'm starting to feel quite sad that it is all going to come to an end so soon. A mere 2 and a half weeks of lectures and seminars before I shall never again have the pleasure of sitting before the doctorates who have taught me for my entire adult life. Then it is just the small matter of a 10 000 word dissertation, 2 summer exams and it is the end of the road folks and au revoir University of Kent. Receiving my invitation on Wednesday to  my graduation ceremony on the 9th July has made the end of the best 4 years of my life feel just all too real for my liking.

It's not all doom and gloom however, there are some exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks and I hope to be able to spare an hour or two to share them with you; hopefully you'll keep paying me a little visit.