Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Road to University! Week NineFollow my blog with Bloglovin

Too cool for school...yeaa,
maybe not.
Well hasn't the weather suddenly taken a turn for the worst. It's so depressing! It also doesn't help that I have two coats, neither of which protects from the rain. The one I'm wearing at the minute, which is the thinner of the two, doesn't have a hood but my other coat isn't helpful as, 1. Isn't waterproof and 2. Should only be worn in arctic conditions. So I'm turning up to most of my lectures looking like a drowned rat. What a great way to make friends.

Sorry about not posting last week but I'm not gonna lie, I couldn't be bothered. It was a mixture of a pile of work and listening to Connor Maynard's 'RU Crazy' on repeat...don't judge.

I thought, seeing as though the weeks are becoming repetitive and I'm in the same routine I would write about something else so you (and I) don't get bored. So, this week it's all about FOOD! I mean I can't go wrong because who doesn't like food!

Here's a run down of the meals I've had this week:

 Tuesday- Chicken and ham pancakes
Made by my mum and dad and stored in my freezer this is one of the best meals in the world! A pancake day pancake stuffed with chicken and ham in a mushroom sauce covered in cheese and cooked until crispy. Just nom.

 Wednesday- Toad in the hole
This has become my wednesday staple as ever since I've been here I've had it every wednesday. How can you go wrong with a fried onion yorkshire pudding and sausage!?! The only problem is that it takes me about an hour to make as I work at the speed of a snail and I just get too excited!
 Thursday- Sausages and gravy with cheese and herb scones
Yes, this is a bit of a weird combination but (insert foodgasm noise here). It's all so good! Whats even better is that it didn't take me that long to make and it was just so delicious!
 Friday- Garlic pizza toast (and a sneaky bacon sandwich!)
So easy to make and sometimes i just have a craving for it. Probably takes 10 minutes to make overall and is a quick substitute for actual pizza. As for the bacon sandwich, the bacon was cooking and it was a moment of weakness!
Saturday- Stuffed chicken wrapped in shortcrust pastry
This has to be one of the proudest moments of my ENTIRE life! I made everything, the pastry, the stuffing I even butterflied the chicken to get the stuffing inside. It tasted so good! So proud.

Hope you enjoyed this little look at my diet, not the best but as long as it tastes good I don't really care! Hope there's a lot of food envy and see you next week!

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Road to University! Week Eight

I'm feeling that this blog may need a name change but then it would 'disrupt the flow' and my OCD tendencies may go into overdrive so I might just leave it as it is. 

My lectures this week were introductory ones to the modules we'll be studying for the rest of the year and it's made me really excited for the course! This week are the start of my seminars so I'll see if I'm still as enthusiastic, but I had one yesterday and I enjoyed it SO much! Is that sad? Oh well. 

My Tea- thought it
was a nice picture
I'm starting to understand two things this week:
1. Why people have money problems.
2. Why people go to a campus university so they are a safe distance away from a city centre to not murder their purse on a daily basis. 

It's good that I am close to the centre as I am only 5 minutes away from my lectures and all the walking means that I don't have to consciously think about doing exercise (which is probably the best perk...I hate exercise). But it just means that if I'm bored I just think "Hmm..Costa is only 5 minutes away, it wouldn't kill my purse, I'll just go and have one small decaf mocha latte". This then turns into a drink, a packet of crisps and either toast or a muffin depending on what time of the day it is. Somebody please stop me.

Venus Fly Trap
I don't improve the money problems by going to a student lock in, into a packed Topshop, grabbing things that I've been eyeing up for weeks and literally sprinting to the till before anyone tries to steal it from me, which would never happen but you never know. Here are my purchase, and before you wonder if I went to any other shops, I couldn't do it to myself.

 I can't explain how much I love this bag. It's just so beautiful and green! In other news the freshers ball was last Sunday and it was really good. My only issue is that my shoes are ridiculously gorgeous but also quite uncomfortable after extreme dancing so it wasn't a late one. But Matt Edmondson and and Wretch 32 turned up and gave some good performances.

So I'm looking forward to another week of learning and working and I'll see you next week! I'll leave you with a picture of Wretch. 

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Road to University! Week Seven

Hola again! As if it's week seven! Time seems to be flying by but I don't seem to have done anything at all! Hopefully, since my course starts this week, I'll be given some work to do so I can do something other than have the urge to bake. 

So, today (Tuesday) I didn't have any lectures, or seminars or anything on at all so i took a walk into the centre of Nottingham, which basically means that I walked 2 minutes down the road to buy some mushrooms from Tesco and try not to buy excessive amounts of things I don't need in River Island. 

Oh, and Jameela Jamil
came to Oceana...
no big deal.
Today's day off, however, was a well deserved day of rest from yesterdays full on day! We were all sent out into the centre of Nottingham to ask random passers by what their opinions were on the George Osborne's new 'work in benefits' scheme. After about an hour things were going well, me and my partner Demi were halfway through the amount of people that we needed and we were feeling pretty good. Then, we were interviewing an 81 year old woman and about halfway through a man came up to us and started telling us how he hated journalists and that we were the 'scum of the Earth', etc. Demi continued to talk to the woman whilst the man was explaining to me how he had just been let out of prison...today. Yeah, this was when i started to get concerned. so after about a 10 minute rant he told me to follow him over to a bench, which I did because I was so creeped out, where he pulled out a chalk drawings. the first one he pulled out was of a dog and he said 'This is you, the journalist. A dog that just snaps at peoples heels trying to get the story, just talking rubbish...' cue him showing a picture of a rubbish bin. This was when things started getting too strange so we left him to it and went and hid in Primark.

I think that the moral of this story is don't talk to ex-convicts...yes it's that simple. See you next week where there may be more university related stories! 

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