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Saturday, 5 April 2014

On Life Lately

I broke up last Friday for the Easter Holidays (yay!), but even though I get three weeks for them, I have to revise for exams (boo!), which has put a bit of a damper on them. The trouble with exam time is that I rarely even get the chance to sit and breathe a bit, never mind sit down and write about what's been going on - although that might not be such a bad thing as it's not all that interesting to hear about when your main pastime becomes revision. I spend every free moment I have revising or trying to get out so that I can have a break. So over the next couple of months I'm going to try and keep the features I participate in going, and write normally as much as I can, but sadly it won't be as much as I'd like to.

Anyway, having got that out the way, I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to in the past week or so when I've taken breaks from (read: procrastinating) revising.

01. Last Friday we finished school at midday so the girls and I decided to go out for lunch before going back to my friend Lydia's for a much-needed sleepover. We bought all the essentials: face masks, food and dvds - it was guaranteed to be the relaxing evening we had been waiting for all week!

When we got to Lydia's we were greeted by her two adorable pugs, Tess and Polly, they are just the cutest things ever and I would quite happily take them home with me if Lydia would ever let me. We had a sing and dance to Hairspray, Disney and High School Musical songs, because honestly nothing makes me laugh more than hearing our awful voices combined with even worse dance moves. We had planned to watch a huge pile of movies but in the end only got through High School Musical 3 that my friend Emma hadn't seen, which we thought was disgraceful and decided to put right immediately.

By the end of the film our tummies were all definitely rumbling so we plodded back downstairs and made enchiladas followed by strawberry cheesecake ice cream, if I can't eat chocolate over lent, you can bet I'm going to have the next best thing I can find! Soon enough we were upstairs in bed, 3 of us in a double bed and 3 on the floor and talking about all sorts of things. I'm ashamed to admit that by the time it got to 11:30pm my eyelids were drooping and I drifted off before anyone else. What can I say? It had been a long week!

The next morning Lydia and I cooked bacon, served with scotch pancakes and maple syrup for everyone. It is the absolute best breakfast and I must have it more often. Soon after we all had to rush off home to get a move on with revision, for me especially because I knew I'd be going out on Tuesday.

Tess & Polly looking longingly at our bacon and pancakes

02. On Sunday I went for a facial that Mum treated me to, on Mother's Day of all days she was treating me! It was amazing though and couldn't have come at a better time after a day and a half of revision. That evening my Mum's friend Thea popped in for a visit with her baby, and we celebrated Mother's Day together like that. Mum's never been very big on going all out for Mother's Day and prefers the little things like that, so this was perfect, especially as Thea's always been like a second mum to me.

03. On Tuesday I went to see people at my old school, which was lovely, as always. Afterwards me and my best girl friends went back to Hannah's where my friend Sean joined us for a quick catch up - I love going to see them and talking about everything that's going on, you know that you've got true friends when it doesn't matter if you haven't seen each other for a couple of months and you just slip straight back into how it's always been.

Then I went to Harry's where I spent the night. He'd got back from Spain so I hadn't seen him in just less than two weeks. We had dinner, watched Friends and 50/50, which I really enjoyed despite it being so sad. Soon after that we went off to bed. It had been a great day.

04. On Wednesday while Harry went into College I sneaked in some revision so that I wouldn't feel guilty for having the day before off, I'm terrible about that. Then I went to meet Harry and his friends for lunch in the park and after we went back to his again to watch 10 Things I Hate About You before my Dad picked me up and drove me home.

05. Last night I went out for dinner with the girls at Wagamama's. It was such a great night and the food was delicious, as it always is there. After being so used now to seeing them almost every day, even a week of not seeing each other means that when we do there's non-stop chatter about whatever we've been doing, which made for a hilarious evening.

Phew, that's a lot of writing! I'd say you're fully caught up on pretty much everything that I've been doing lately, which is an impressive amount for me considering the revision. I hope you all have wonderful weekends and I'll no doubt be back soon xo

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