Tuesday, 17 April 2012

I am carrying my cold heart home

This will be my last Tuesday in Birmingham as on Saturday Adam's dad will be driving us the 135 miles to Swansea, which is where we both go to uni. As much as I can't wait to see all my flatmates and as much as I've missed the beautiful beach and having it so close, I'm not really looking forward to going back. I'll miss my family and how easy it is living at home and having everything done for me (I know that sounds super lazy but it's going to take more than 8 months of living away from home to break an 18 year routine). I always feel like this though when the day I go back to uni is looming but as soon as I'm back in Swansea I feel at home and, while I obviously still miss my parents, I relish my independence and love being back with the amazing girls I share my flat with. Right now, at this precise moment in time though, I'm hoping this week goes as slow as possible so that it'll seem like I've spent a lot longer at home then I actually have.

What I am completely looking forward to however is getting my student loan and finally having some money in the bank! Not that it will be there very long as I've already got a list as long as my arm of things I need to spend it on. First and foremost is something me and my boyfriend have been planning a while so, fingers crossed, we'll be able to get that sorted when we've both got some money (I'm not going to mention what it is yet as I don't want to jinx it), then I have to get my beloved camera fixed, it's been out of action since December and I'm missing being able to take photo's :( (having it back will also mean I no longer have to take pictures for my blog on my webcam so I'll be able to take photo's of products and finally get some posts up that I've been planning for ages!) and then, of course, I want to treat myself to some new skin and haircare products and clothes. I know I shouldn't spend my money before I actually have it but I've been planning on buying these things on my list for so so long I'm so excited to actually be able to get them and throw the thing away haha! However, I must remember to save enough money for food and nights out this time as I do not want a repeat of last term when I had to ask my dad to put money into my account because I couldn't afford toilet roll (one of my '20 things to do before I'm 20' is to get better with money and I think that little anecdote explains why I need to haha!).

I'm not doing much during my last week in Birmingham. I have an essay to do for next week and all of my friends have gone back to either college or uni so I'll just be spending time with my family, my boyfriend and his family and Microsoft Word.

Does anyone have any exciting plans for this week? Does anyone else spend their money before they've got it (bad habit haha)? 


  1. I know how you feel Bek with the mixed feelings of going back to uni! You will be fine though :) looking forward to hearing about what you spend your student loan comes through. I'm waiting for friday to hurry up and get here so I can go and see my boyfriend! xx

    1. Glad I'm not the only one that feels like this :) ah, have fun seeing your boyfriend tomorrow! xx

  2. It's always so weird when you're waiting for your routine to change - when I'm off work I feel like going back to work will be the most awful thing ever but once I'm back in the routine I love it. Well apart from the early mornings and lesson planning ha-ha! I love your ombre hair! So jelous of it :) really suits you! Enjoy your last week at home!


    1. I know! It's weird because you are aware of how much you enjoyed it last time you was there but it seems like, as you said, the worst thing! Thank you so much! :) xx

  3. I love your hair! And I totally get what you mean about the independence thing. It's nice to be at home, but I think once you've had such independence, it's hard to let it go again! Great blog love!


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