Sunday, 17 May 2015

My Week in Photos... again.

Ok, so I realise I only did a post similar to this 2 posts ago. But it would seem that it is a new thing for me to get all nostalgic around this time on a Sunday and feel the need to look back on my previous week. So, as I sit here eating Tesco Cherry Ice Cream (a new find, but amazing!) and my Primark, 'Sweet Vanilla & Coconut' candle burning that I have decided to do another post looking back on this week. Perhaps this will be a new regular thing on the blog? 

I realise looking at this collage, that most of my week has been consumed with food and drink... but all my favourite days usually are! 

It's lovely to see the weather finally cheering up in England and so I have tried to make the most of my beautiful surroundings on campus by taking detours to the lake every now and again. Or even to the point of having a picnic by it today. 

Earlier in the week, I had the pleasure of 'helping' one of my flatmates with her assessment for her hospitality degree by going to the restaurant on campus and having a beautiful 2 course meal consisting of fajitas and an ice cream sundae to the theme of 'Summer Fling'. It was a beautiful meal and I felt quite proud of her as she served us very professionally. I have to say I could get used to the idea of going to restaurants and eating to help people out, possible career idea in the making perhaps?!

This weekend has been truly lovely, with the weather brightening up as I already mentioned, as well as the fact C now gets weekends off as he works his way through Phase 2. This meant we had the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sun and have a general wander. We took a trip down to Southampton to wander around the amazing West Quays Shopping Centre for a couple of hours before heading to Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays to see some family of mine. It was safe to say that we really enjoyed our stroll near the Sea... despite how busy it was. We both particularly enjoyed the cold drink we had outside the pub there before going to Cafe Rouge for a beautiful meal and a catch up with some of my family. 

All in all the sun is putting everyone in a fantastic mood. Now to have a week of hard revision in time for exams. I cannot wait for summer so expect a post on that soon...
Katie .xx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Holi 2015

Holi is traditionally a Hindu Festival that has more recently been adapted by non-Hindu's. It is a Spring festival, celebrating all things colour and love. My uni held their own Holi Festival 2015 yesterday and I decided to go along. It was so much fun. You basically just get powdered paint and throw it everyone, friends or strangers! Everyone was laughing and it was generally a great hour of fun! It was a shame the weather did not reflect something similar to India or a country where the festival is more traditionally held. But unsurprisingly in a very British style, the weather failed to hold anyone back and we all had a great time anyway. If you get the chance definitely go to a Holi Festival, but prepare to get messy. 

Katie .xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

My Week in Photos

As mentioned in a previous post my boyfriend (C) passed out of Phase 1 of his Army Training last Friday and has since had the week off. As a result, we have been pretty damn busy- apparently when you've been away for 14 weeks everyone wants to see you- and I haven't updated this blog at all. I thought as this evening's post I would put a 'My Week in Photo's' post. After all I started this blog for me, to keep a track of my life at uni and this has been one hectic week with a lot to remember! 

The week started on Friday with a fantastic passing out ceremony. It was amazing to watch the parade and see the Military Band performing.The whole day made me feel so proud of what C has achieved so far. If you have any family, or close friends in the army I would really recommend that you go to their parade's. It was a great day celebrating all that he had achieved and as I said made me realise quite how proud I am of him. 

This was followed by a hectic weekend, trying to catch up with as many friends and family as we could. Turns out we needed a few more hours to do everything we wanted, which was not helped by the breakdown of my car, but actually it was a really lovely weekend. 

Sunday, was back to uni for me, followed by two pretty normal, lecture filled days. I must admit, motivation after Easter was not at its highest and they were not my finest, most productive days. But, that will all change this week. 

Wednesday started with the arrival of C to uni. We had a very chilled out day, especially contrasting our previously hectic weekend. A few of us took a walk in a beautiful woodland and even got to meet the Gruffalo! 

Thursday, was a crazy day, mainly spent driving to the West Midlands to collect a car and then back down to Kent to stay for the night and deliver my car back to uni. I actually quite enjoyed the day even though it turned out to be longer than planned and it was nice to go back home for the evening and Friday morning. This was spent surprisingly running a couple of errands, that for some reason I had not got done in the month I had off for Easter... these things always seem to build up! 

After another busy morning it was quickly back to uni for my afternoon of lectures. Saturday was all about the ball. Starting with a morning of swimming (mainly consisting of sauna time), myself and the girls pretty much spent the day pampering ourselves in prepartion for the evening. (Any excuse for a pamper session!) Pampered or not it was a fab night and everyone looked stunning. 

Today, I reluctantly sent C off to a new camp to start Phase Two of his training. The trouble with having so much fun is that it makes leaving the week behind even harder and so I seem to have spent much of this afternoon reminiscing the week.  But, that is not always a bad thing! 

Back to the hard work tomorrow, I hope everyone has had a good week.
Katie .xx