So this July I am moving into our new apartment for our second year at University and to say I am excited is an understatement! Halls has been a roller coaster of crazy times, there was times when I played pranks, times when my flatmates drove me insane, times when we all argued over the cleanliness of the flat, so now it is coming to end I decided to share ten things I definitely won’t be missing! 🙂
The sound of my flatmates playing their guitars at like 2am in the morning or watching a film on full volume in the early hours of the morning.
The arguments over who takes the bin out because it gets left so long the person who has to take it out has to make at least two trips from our 3rd floor flat to the bins.
Walking up and down three flights of stairs everyday.
Not having enough space to keep my clothes or things because my room is so tiny!
People stealing my food, it’ll be great to be able to go shopping for food and actually eat what I buy.
So that’s five small things I am rather looking forward to not being in halls, hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Okay so it’s coming to the end of my first year in University which means I’ll no longer need to live in halls with 5 other people because I have a lease on a beautiful apartment with my partner for our second year so were excited to leave halls! I was thinking about some things that I have learnt from living in halls specifically and how I’ve learnt to cope with flatmates and all the drama and craziness that comes with it. So here it goes! 🙂
Your flatmates are just as nervous as you on your first day moving in, On my first day at halls I unpacked my things, my parents said their goodbyes and sadly had to leave. I sat in my chair and burst out crying to which then led one of my new flatmates to come in and give me hug to cheer me up and explained she felt the same but she’s next door if I want to chat so I’m not alone.
The first few weeks no one touches your food out of shyness and respect, then BAM! after a month or so you start to realise your shopping is disappearing and its not going into your tummy but someone else’s instead!
You wont like all your flatmates and they wont all like you. When you first move in everyone is friendly to each other, they will talk to you and get to know you a bit better and then once you’ve all been stuck in the same apartment for such a long time arguments and disagreements form, bitching happens and things are not as rosy as they were in the beginning anymore.
You may get a flat of people who overly clean or you may get flatmates who have low standards of hygiene, your flat is a pick’n’mix of students remember not everyone will have the same outlook as you on things such as cleaning up or tidying.
Everyone insists on playing their music on the loudest volume possible. When you come to halls it seems everyone wants to be a DJ for your whole flat! This is a sure fire way to annoy any flatmates as well, especially if your trying to revise for an exam the next day or you don’t like their taste in music.
So that’s five little thing’s I have learnt from personal experience at Uni halls 🙂
So I haven’t blogged in a few days and that’s because I have been unintentionally busy! As you all know I had a job interview in the Easter holidays which is why I had to stay up north, I passed the interview with flying colours and got hired only to finally start my first day on Wednesday and it was CRAZY! Let me fill you in…
So after searching endlessly for a job I found one and got it so I thought this was going to be the start of something great, I thought I’d love it and I would work loads happily and get lots of moneeeey! (An essential for a student) HOWEVER… it wasn’t as it seemed, my day started out rushed and I got thrown into the deep end because the store was overly busy and packed. With a smile on my face I carried on with hopes that it would get better, I had 2 hours of going through the safety and fire booklet with a manager making jokes about all the safety precautions…this didn’t bother me to much but next to me were two girls openly talking about me?! I was in disbelief, I was sat right next to them, oh well continuing the story anyway…
Putting on a brave face I continued and once the precautions and safety talk was finally over I got my uniform, had to put it on in a smelly tiny dirty toilet hobbling around on one leg trying to get my balance so I didn’t put my foot in this ‘water’ that looked suspiciously like urine on the floor. Once my uniform was on I got taken up stairs and put on the shop floor where I was given my equipment and expected to know what I was doing, I felt intimidated to say the least and I kept clock checking my whole ‘training day’ (A.K.A Basically my first shift). This and the fact most customers were angry made a horrible concoction for a first day 😦
So all in all, I left my job. I simply cannot stay where I feel out of place, I would rather work somewhere I love so that I enjoy going to work 🙂 The positive side to this story is that I got another interview next week on Tuesday for a big fashion retailer that I wanted, so I just hope that my interview goes well 🙂 – Wish me luck!
Anyway I brought some new make up bits the other day, I brought a Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lastin Lip Stain in 2 Kiss and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 1 Fair (Because I am rather pale) and that gives 16 hours wear! Also this week I have painted my nails in Maybelline New York Forever Strong Professional 202 Really Rosy.
I also thought it would be good if I revealed my secret make up bag utensils and essentials, I tend to go for the barely there/natural look a lot of the time and the only thing I really emphasize is my eyelashes because they are quite small…(May seem like ALOT of mascara but that’s because I need to clear out my old ones!)
Make up Bag:
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair 1.
Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain in 2 Kiss.
Boots blusher brush.
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown.
17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara
No7 Lash Adapt Mascara in 01 Black
Bourjois Paris Voluminzer Mascara in Black
Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in 102 Brown Black
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in 001 Black Glamour
So I am blogging late again today, which is not a habit that I want to get into as I quite like blogging early as it clears up the rest of the evening for me to do whatever I want and to relax 🙂 So I need to break this habit and I will – Promise! 🙂
Again to no surprise I got no sleep last night, my room is like the arctic and my flatmate was persistent in staying up till the early hours of the morning playing loud movies in his room. I cant wait until July when me and my partner move into our new apartment for our 2nd year at uni, it’s perfect and in the ideal location – win! There are many advantages to getting your own place in 2nd year that I’m really looking forward to and that’s:
Not having to clean up after lazy people.
Being able to use the oven when and for as long as I want to (Means more cakes I can bake!)
No awkward encounters with people when going to the communal areas.
No more loud parties or drunken people waking us all up at like 6 am (I know I’m a student but there’s limits!)
Feeling like an adult! 😀
Well so now you know I’m rather excited to get into our apartment but it’s quite a wait still for the time being, so i’ll update you closer to the time! Anyway tonight we ordered some take away with the remainder of my £10 lottery win and it was 2 hours late!! after about four phone calls to the shop they explained it was because the drivers phone died so he returned to the shop to charge it (WHAT?!) and then the driver rung us and said he was lost…LOST?! We have the clearest sign right outside the gate…but anyway the food was ice cold and we said we wasn’t going to pay the full price and he said that’s fine but then conned us out of our money anyway and said he had no change so we had to pay full price – Lesson learned.
Other than that my days been not to bad; I got to write some new articles for two amazing websites, had a long nice long distance phone conversation with my sister and niece and caught up on Hollyoaks and my other favourite soaps!
Hope you all had lovely days, sorry for blogging so late! 🙂 See you tomorrow! (Below is a picture of what my take away food probably should have looked like…)