Sunday, 23 November 2014

Little Uni Posts: The Build Up To Leaving Home & Moving In Day

Even though I moved away from home and to university around 2 months ago, I thought now is the time where I can put together some posts to display on my blog about university life. This is purely because I have experienced a handful of things since being here, and I thought I could document some university ongoings here on my blog every now and then. What do you think?

So the week building up to moving in day was absolutely terrifying. I'm not going to lie about how I was feeling because at heart I am a home bird, and I love to be surrounded by my family and spend the majority of my time in their presence. So when my mum dragged the box full of kitchen essentials through to my room to start packing away, I did have a little sob at the thought that I wasn't going to see her everyday, and we weren't going to be a part of each others lives everyday like we used to be. Then, my nan surprised me with a bathroom hamper full of cute little things for my bathroom, along with towels, bleach, shampoo & conditioner and other necessities and then I thought "wow, I really am growing up."

So Saturday 20th September came around very very quickly and me, my mum, my nan and my brother all hopped into the jam packed car full of all of my belongings and set off to move to Manchester. The whole journey I felt so ill, because I had thoughts about the people I was going to be living with for the next year, if they were going to like me and what they were generally like as people. Mum kept on crying and my brother kept asking the most random questions but eventually we arrived at my halls and it was time to unpack. 

When I went to the reception area to pick up my keys, my aunty jokingly said to me "I would laugh if you were on the top floor with all of them stairs", and I just brushed off her little comment. Later did I find out I was on the top floor and the stairs were an absolute nightmare to keep on walking up and down to drag all of my stuff into the flat. That day I noticed how unfit I really am! But alas, I got everything set up, tried to work the internet, nearly broke the wardrobe door and then had to say goodbye to everyone. I knew I would have to do this at some point, but I just kept on brushing this off and when it came to face it I 100% was not prepared. My mum and nan were sobbing and my brother looked lost. I have never seen them look like that before, and top tip for you here guys- just hug it all out. I found that hugs bring everything to the surface and tears explode, and that weight that was sitting on your shoulders comes off and you know everything is going to be OK. When they eventually peeled themselves away from me, I didn't know what to do with myself. I sat in my bedroom with the door open eating cashew nuts, and then this little head popped around the door and said 'hi!'. This is Ali and she is the first person I met when I came to uni. We got out the vodka, and then the rest of the night was completely entertaining.

So there is my first little uni post, and there definitely will be more to follow!
Have any of you gone to uni this September? How are you finding it? 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Where Have You Been? | Meeting Special People & Get Togethers

These past couple of months have been some of the most hectic and emotional months of my life- purely because I am settling down into university and trying to come to terms with the fact I am away from family, friends and home.

I thought it would be best if I took a little break from blogging, to try and pull myself together and focus on getting into a pattern of doing the hefty work load and attending lectures/seminars. Although this is what I have been focusing on, I have also been having the time of my life, and I have met so many incredible people and taken part in the best opportunities.

Last night the whole of the block who I live with attended a meal at a Caribbean restaurant for Amie's birthday (girl at the front). It was an incredible night, and it was so lovely for us all to get together and celebrate a special occasion. Even though someone found a bone in their 'boneless chicken wrap' we all made light of the situation. The food was gorgeous and I would definitely go back there.

A few weeks ago it was my friend Gina's birthday and we went out for drinks to celebrate. We all had a really lovely night again- spending it together as a block. The venue wasn't to standard, but we moved on and had a good night somewhere else. People got a bit emotional throughout the night, but we still had fun and made it a night to remember.

When halloween came around, many people had gone home so there was only a few of us left. So what better than to go out? I dressed up as a mermaid (well tried to), and I created a candy skull on my friends face. All i'm going to say is not a lot of that night can be remembered, but doesn't that prove we had a good night?

Sunday night was Carnage night. Carnage is where you go on a bar crawl and get into all of the bars for free if you have a Carnage t-shirt. Again, it proved to be a messy night, but we had fun and made sure Amie's birthday started with a bang. 

Last week was one of the best weeks of my entire life. I attended a couple of things which made me s happy and content with life- I couldn't not share them! 

Firstly I went to see Miranda Sings/ Coleen Ballinger live!! She was incredible and made me laugh none stop. The whole crowd was in awe of her, and I would definitely go and see her again. No doubt.

Secondly... I WENT TO ALFIE DEYES' BOOK SIGNING AND MET HIM AND NATALIE. Words cannot describe how excited and giddy I was that day, and how lovely he is in reality. Some people think that he is only nice behind the camera, but truth is he is genuinely the sweetest person ever. He took time to ask how everyone was doing, gave out compliments and wished everyone a good day. He also allowed photo's to be taken with him, and apologised for the security that kept on rushing us to move on. 

So there are some highlights of my uni experience so far. I am loving every second of it. 

What have you guys been doing over the past couple weeks?