It’s almost here! Christmas is almost upon us and I’m beginning to feel that festive feeling. With most of my Christmas presents decided on – and even some wrapping done! – I am beginning to turn my mind to December in general.
I bought my secret santa present a few weeks ago. I can’t tell you who it’s for just yet in case my flatmates come on to read this. But the present is wrapped and ready to be put under the tree when it goes up on Tuesday. Also fully finished is Rachel’s present. I bought it for her a while ago but bought the final piece yesterday. She’ll probably be mad at me for overspending on her but it’s one of the only chances I have to spoil her now. I couldn’t get her an outfit from Forever 21 which is where I had planned to go but I did get her a nice boxing day outfit if she wants to wear it then. To go with this is a new set of hat scarf and gloves, hand cream and a ‘Wreck this journal’ book from Waterstone’s – they’re pretty cool!
We ordered dad’s present yesterday, mum’s present arrived earlier in the week and I have decided that I will make potpourri for Aunty Judy to go along with their ‘night in’ kit I am making. Potpourri is surprisingly easy to make for christmas! All I use for each bag of it is 1 orange, 1 apple, 2 slices of lemon, a handful of cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks and some star anise. Bulk all this out with some nice pine cones and hey-presto you have a simple but nice gift!
I am listening to Christmas music and considering going to the shop to buy some wrapping paper even though I really ought to be revising… Maybe tomorrow I will start…
Anyway, that’s the brief update for today! Tomorrow is the last day of November and so I have 24 hours to contemplate the goals I set for myself this month and whether or not I achieved them… I’ll let you know!
Hello lovely friends! Firstly I must apologise, it seems my Paris post only actually was posted tonight and not last week when I wrote it. Technology doesn’t like me.
It’s almost the end of the month already!! There’s so much stuff to do and I am beginning to panic a little. Retail therapy might be needed to resolve the stress…
My presentation went well I think, I didn’t hang around for long after it as I rushed out to complete my physics test. Got a third of my marks in it which isn’t bad considering the lack of revision put in there. I’m now working on a physics report about the Spitzer Space Telescope (any clues on it would be appreciated!) and have started revision. It’s not exactly easy to do when you’re exhausted a lot of the time.
Last night, technically this morning, Jason, Mary and I went to the midnight showing of the final part of the hunger games films. Considering I didn’t really enjoy the books I was curious about the film and having seen the other 3 parts I decided I should complete them. And this time it was brilliant. I absolutely adore Jennifer Lawrence and her performance was super. As for the rest of the cast, they did a fantastic job. Go and see it as soon as you can if you haven’t already! Let me know your opinions 🙂
Irish Dancing didn’t kill me as much this week but I’m kind of disappointed that it didn’t, feels like I haven’t had a work out. However my healthy living plan went completely out the window and I don’t want to even think about how much debt I’m currently in due to overspending… But after Christmas I will work on my money situation. I NEED A JOB! This is no longer working and the sooner I can get a job the better. Maybe with a job I’ll also get more work done…
I’m about to go to sleep considering it’s been a few late nights in a row and I am actually looking forward to my 9am class tomorrow. Goals for the weekend are to have completed my revision timetabled items, finished buying decorations, wash and iron the throws in the living room, and finally Hoover my bedroom! Doesn’t sound too bad does it? I didn’t think so either.
With all that’s happened and is still ongoing in Paris tonight I just wanted to thank you all for being there to read my blog or at least pretending to read. There’s so much hate in the world right now and I think there are times we all need to take a step back and realise what we have.
Today one of my friends was in court due to a racist attack against her. It’s been a long year for her but justice was finally served. As we began celebrations, we heard about Paris and all the awful stuff happening.
My thoughts are with all who are suffering tonight and if any of you have any friends or family in Paris then I hope they’re alright.
Finally finished preparation for my Fundamentals of Education seminar today! Haven’t revised for the physics class test which is on Wednesday and is actually important but will deal with that and the maths tomorrow… Which is technically today…. Oh dear I’m confused.
Already we seem to have reached the penultimate month of the year. As the above picture says – this is the last month of autumn and the days are getting shorter and shorter. My flat mates would kill me if they knew but I am currently writing this instead of doing Maths Homework whilst listening to Christmas music. I promised I would wait until after Halloween!