Holidays Are Coming

Thursday, 28 November 2013

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Last night, some of my housemates and I wrapped up in hats and winter coats, and ventured into Liverpool for the evening, as a final night out before some go home for Christmas. What was so special about it, was the fact that the landmark Coca-Cola lorry was situated in the middle of the Liverpool One to celebrate the festive season (and give out free coke!).
I have been putting off going out for dinner with my housemates for so long, as I absolutely hate it, but last night everyone made sure I was comfortable with the restaurant choice (Nandos), and that everyone actually wanted to go there too. 
I have never felt so supported in my entire life and I genuinely felt honored to be friends with people who just accept that I'm still recovering. 
After finishing a lovely meal, we ventured into the Liverpool One to get a photo with the Lorry - only to be greeted by a huge queue. We did not stand and wait because we managed to get close enough anyway! I'm guessing you got a free drink if you queued!
Following that, we spent the remaining few hours doing some late night shopping, laughing and simply looking at what festivities the beautifully decorated city had to offer. One of which included a stall with minion hats, which my and my best friend just had to try on!!
The whole evening has reminded me of why food cannot dictate my life any more. Small glimpses into a sense of normality is something I really cherish and definitely crave more of. Restricting or being thin has nothing on true friendship and moments that will never be forgotten. 
My first Christmassy night of 2013 was simply magical.

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

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Today my I had the pleasure of Grandparents visiting me at Uni. I haven't seen them since moving in this year so it was a treat to have my family come and see the house. I think I have been missing a little bit of home comfort and they certainly have filled this gap up for now.
We ventured into Liverpool for the day, where we had lunch and shopped for Christmas presents and winter essentials (after leaving my gloves on the train!). It's so lovely to show people why I love this city so much, and it's so easy to do so when it's beautifully decorated for Christmas time. The smell of fresh donuts and fudge, hot mulled wine flowing and Christmas carols being played by musicians - what could be better?
I also showed them around the docks, which is something they have wanted to do for a long time but we have never really had the chance to do so. We walked around in the crisp winter air before enjoying a warm drink in Costa. It sounds daft but I have never had a seasonal drink from a coffee shop but today broke that barrier. For me - a heavenly gingerbread latte, my Grandma had a salted caramel latte and my Grandad enjoyed a toffee nut caffe caramella. This is something in which I am sure, will be repeated!
A great way to spend a Sunday :)

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Right or easy?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

'Sometimes we must choose between what is right, and what is easy' - Albus Dumbledore

This week, I have been forced into situations in which I have had to choose between what is right and what is easy. 
The right path is the one which could potentially ruin friendships, cause pain and upset but ultimately get the help that is needed to make a better future. 
The easy path is to keep acting like nothing is wrong, doing what is wanted of you by other people and pretend everything is just fine. But, I guess if you continue down this road you will eventually come to a dead end or an obstacle that cannot be beaten. There will come a time in which you have to pay for cutting the corners and skimming the edges. 
Although my self doubting nature is creeping in and my longing for a perfect life with perfect balance remains strong, this week I believe I have managed to find the courage to do what is right. The right path is always the hardest but it is also the one that brings the best outcome. 
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Thursday, 7 November 2013

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Today I have received the most beautiful little package in the post, which put a huge smile on my face! A few weeks ago, Hannah from ran a giveaway as she had reached 150 followers (well done by the way!), and I actually came second! I have been saying for ages that I never win anything so this was a huge surprise.
Second place was an A5 illustration of myself, in an outfit of my choice. I chose my black heart print shirt, chunky necklace and jeans which is one of my favourite looks right now! 

Words cannot express how much I love this! Hannah is so, so talented and I am so impressed by how much effort and detail has clearly gone into this. So, thank you so much Hannah, it's really amazing!! 

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Academic Scholarship

Friday, 1 November 2013

Tonight, I attended an awards evening at my University and was presented an academic scholarship from Professor Tanya Byron. This isn't something I want to write loads about, more just something for me to look back on in years to come and remember. For once, I am proud of myself for achieving an award (even if part of me still craves for better - perfection maybe?), I know that attaining the fourth highest grade, out of the faculty of Arts and Sciences is a pretty good achievement. 
And what actually made the evening more special, was the fact my Mum and brother drove 2 hours to come and see me. It was really quite a special night.

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