Yup, here we have another Friday Favourite on a day that isn’t a Friday – we’re getting caught up here!
Hello and welcome to my Friday Favourites, a new series in which I will be sharing some of the amazing bloggers I follow with you all – the first being the absolutely gorgeous Francesca.
Francesca is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger hailing from Essex, and is a fellow GRLPOWR admin – one we definitely couldn’t do without! She’s been blogging for over three years, starting way back during a family trip to Lake Garda in Italy.
Well this song has been stuck in my head for about 24 hours and it definitely has to be on my playlist for tomorrow afternoon.
With the craziness of the last couple of days, I forgot to post my Fortunate Friday post last night and so decided to go for now. This week has given me a few things to be grateful for.
I’m grateful to be alive, after the loss of life in Nice. I’m grateful to live in a democracy that is honoured by the people, military and government, especially after Turkey’s Coup. I’m grateful that this time tomorrow I will be drinking a mojito surrounded by old friends who are now considered family. I’m grateful for the bed I’m sleeping on tonight, the dinner I’ve eaten that has me so full the idea of breakfast is killing me. So so much to be grateful for.
How about you? What are you grateful for this weekend?
I woke up this morning with this song blasting through my head. It’s cloudy, been raining and feels cold but I don’t care because in 48 hours the car will be packed and we’ll be on our way to the airport!
Today will be spent running around gathering spending money, tidying and cleaning, and making sure we leave a list of instructions for Granny while she’s here looking after the animals. After Baron’s close shave at Christmas, when he nearly died from a stomach ulcer due to the stress of being left, we decided we couldn’t put him in kennels again and so Granny offered to come around and look after him for the time we’re away. Hopefully it’ll be okay!
On top of this, today I’ve also to get some revision done but thankfully my work ethic seems to have bounced back a little! If I can get through the Physics of Solids module today then I’ll be pleased, it’s a long module and isn’t all that interesting. But then, what physics is overly interesting?
Now, I’m sitting having breakfast and watching The Royal, a tv series set in the 1960’s and following the doctors at St Aiden’s Royal Free Hospital. It used to be shown on a Sunday night, but now it’s on between 8:30am and 9:30am on weekdays on ITV3. We used to love it, and there isn’t too much blood and gore as some hospital dramas can have! But that’s not really the point of this. While it was on an ad break, I saw an ad for Brief Encounters – shown on a Monday night at 9pm on ITV. As is so frequently the case nowadays, these ads managed to spoil one of the shocking twists at the end of last week’s episode. Don’t you hate when this happens?
Now, I’m going to have to run on and get through the shower etc. Enjoy your day, whatever you get up to, and have a great weekend!
Hello my lovelies! Tonight’s the night I pick one thing from the last seven days to be happy about. Now I could be honest and say that there have been many unfortunate things that have happened, my fortunate Friday this week would definitely have to be from today actually.
Today I found out my exams didn’t go nearly as well as I’d hoped (and to any family members reading this, please remember what we agreed before you hit the “follow” button!) and I’m looking at multiple resits. The other option is to repeat the year. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering “What on earth is Katie on about? This isn’t at all positive!” That’s where you’re wrong. Well actually you’re right, that part isn’t positive. But my conversation with Mum and Dad after I told them was positive, or as positive as can be, given the circumstances.
I had expected them to be angry or, worse, disappointed. I honestly had considered not even telling them, but that wasn’t right either. However, Mum agreed with me that Physics clearly wasn’t the right degree for me, but I should try the resits or repeat the year, or if it would help – drop out of uni, take a course in a college to sit my English A Level, and then reapply to go straight into teaching. She also suggested dropping out altogether but I think we both agree I’ve tried too hard for this. We discussed me leaving university with a designated degree in physics, meaning I would be graduating next year instead of in 2 years, but it would mean I could go into my PGDE quicker.
It was great to finally have a proper conversation with her about my education, without me feeling I had to hide how I felt about my exams and my courses. She listened. For the first time that I can remember, she listened and understood and actually heard what I was saying about it all. It’s bizarre to think it’s taken until now for her to appreciate my own opinions on my education.
So now, while I have a summer of revision and 5 exams to sit in August, I can say that my positive moment of the week was having Mum actually listen to me.
Have a great weekend folks!