Wednesday, 30 November 2011

take care

On Friday my best friend Georgia came to visit me and we had such a fun weekend together! After having a massive catch up on Friday evening, I showed her around Liverpool the next day. We had lunch at American Pizza Slice and I love it there! Apart from their delicious pizza slices being the best thing they sell there, they also serve Coke in glass bottles! Coke tastes the best from a glass bottles. We went out that evening and we ended up in Popworld, I think the name says it all!
The next morning Georgia caught her train home, a later train than originally planned as we were both feeling a bit worse for wear. I spent the rest of the day cleaning the flat and in the evening Tom and I went on a double date with one of his flatmates and their girlfriend. We went to Red Hot World Buffet and I definitely got my £13.99 worth of food! I still felt full the next morning!
This week has gone really quickly! I've had the mark back for an essay I did and was surprisingly pleased with the result, I've been to my first ever house viewing (most of us fell in love with the first house we saw, it was amazing!!), made a sausage casserole from scratch, and last night night I went out with Tom and our friend Pete and we always end up having a really fun night out with him (e.g I feel a bit hungover now and all I want to eat are crisps).
I think this afternoon Tom and I are heading into town to do a bit of Christmas shopping, I can't believe it's December tomorrow! I will definitely be watching Elf tomorrow.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

christmas is coming

These are some Christmas decorations I picked up when I was at home for the weekend. The wreath of bells reminds me of The Polar Express, a film that I cannot wait to watch! As soon as it is the first of December I will be putting these up, stocking up on mince pies and apple cider that I can heat up, buying presents, and making a Christmas playlist! I also can't wait to visit the German market that is currently being built in town. I love Christmas!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

you are a tourist

 Last Friday Tom and I travelled to Birmingham to see Death Cab For Cutie perform at The Birmingham Ballroom. After we had wandered around the wonderful German market there and had a pub dinner we went to go and watch my favourite band in the whole entire world. They were fantastic. I was slightly disappointed that they didn't play Marching Bands of Manhattan, but they did play A Lack of Colour which was just lovely. I will definitely be purchasing tickets to see them when they tour again (which I hope is very soon). We stayed at my Uncle's house afterwards and met my cousin's new chinchilla called Charlie, she was so cute! We caught a train back to Market Harborough very early the next morning to spend the next few days at home.

Once again it was so nice to be back at home. I spent a lot of time annoying my cats, I miss them so much when I'm in Liverpool. I went to watch my sister's dance show and it was great, it felt strange not being a part of it. We came home and had a curry, a post dance show tradition in my house. I spent Sunday with my Dad and we went to Rutland Reservoir before heading to a lovely pub for a drink. Sundays are most definitely my favourite day of the week. They should be filled with lie ins, bacon sandwiches and cups of tea, walks in nice weather, afternoons spent curled up on the settee with a newspaper, and finished with a delicious roast dinner. I almost can't wait to back in Leicestershire to spend more days like that.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

t is for tom

I bought this yesterday from Urban Outfitters and it may be the soppiest item of jewellery I own but I don't even care. It's so cute!

Sunday, 13 November 2011


On Friday Tom and I travelled home and due to numerous delays and problems with the trains, it turned out to be rather a long journey! I did end getting a bit mardy as I just wanted to get home, however I cheered up considerably when I noticed that a woman nearby was holding a shih tzu puppy. It was going on it's second train journey, it was adorable! Cute animals aside, it did take bloody ages to get home! We left my flat at about 3 o'clock and I didn't arrive at my house until 9pm!
Once I got home I was greeted by cats, (who I had missed ever so much), my family, and a Chinese take-away! I also found out that the tickets I'd bought to see Death Cab For Cutie had finally arrived, hooray! I'm going to see them next Friday and I cannot wait. I saw them earlier this year and they were just fantastic, I really hope they play Marching Bands of Manhattan.
Yesterday I ventured into town with my Mum and sister as they both needed to get some bits and bobs for Liberty's upcoming dance show. It's probably going to feel quite strange when I watch it next week and I'm not taking part, I've been dancing there for about ten years! Leicester was very busy as the European market was there and I had to resist buying the ridiculously expensive but delicious olives. I did end up buying some slippers from a cheap shoe shop. I'd originally wanted the ones from Topshop but I found these ones for just half the price, brilliant! I also bought a rather jazzy shirt from Goldrush, I'm not sure exactly how I'll wear it yet but I was drawn in by it's lovely pastel colours of pink and turquoise. I popped into Primark, normally a massive mistake on a Saturday as it is horrendously busy, and bought some berry coloured leggings for only £3!
In the evening I went over to Tom's and we went out for dinner with his family to celebrate his little sister's 10th birthday. We went to a lovely Italian restaurant called Venetos. Afterwards Tom and I headed to Loaf and it was quite strange going in there and not seeing anyone I really recognised. We did have a nice chat with a few of Tom's friends, including one who is expecting a baby any day now. How exciting!!
This morning I finished my essay for Film Studies, I don't think I could write another word on expressionism in German cinema if I tried! I napped most of the afternoon away at my Nana's house. When I wasn't dosing off I caught up with some family that had popped over and snuggled on the sofa and read the newspaper whilst my Great Grandma watched Deal or No Deal. We all sat down to a delicious beef stew that was followed by possibly my all time favourite dessert, cherry pie. I had a really lovely Sunday!
I've packed up all my stuff to travel back to Liverpool tomorrow morning and I'm not too sad about heading back there as I know I'm coming home again next weekend for the gig and my sister's dance show. This week it is one of Tom's flatmates birthday and I think we could be heading to a casino for it which should be a lot of fun, and another excuse to wear this dress. I also hope to get my hair cut this week, the last time I had it cut was in December last year so it is most definitely due a trim!
I have seem to have babbled on quite a bit here so I'm going to go bed now and watch Smack The Pony on 4OD, it's such a funny show!