Wednesday, 17 March 2010

21 Today!



I turn 21 today! (well technically it is today anyway, since its about 2am on the 17th here)

I'm having a party tonight, so no doubt I will post about that and how it goes. Especially since it is a fancy dress party and I plan on getting very drunk so I don't realise how stupid I look :-p
For now though, I'm heading to bed. I have a very busy day tomorrow and need sleep!!!



Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sports Relief 2010

Just a very quick post today.

On the 21st March I will be running the Sports Relief mile in crazy fancy dress with two of my friends. I will most likely be hungover whilst doing this, as I am going out the night before.

We have made a team named Manilla, Mango and the Flying Squirrel! (don't ask)
If there was any chance of you donating to Sports Relief would you think about doing that by sponsoring the team or me as an individual? We have a low target, and would really appreciate any support at all. Just follow the link below to  have a look. It is a registered charity, and everything is secure...there's info on the website all about it.

Manilla, Mango and the Flying Squirrel's team page.

Bye for now!


Tuesday, 9 March 2010


I'm incredibly bored atm, so I thought I would do a blog post and get an early night - I have a meeting tomorrow with my personal tutor at 9am, which means its gonna take me an hour or so to set enough alarms to get me out of bed...I'm just not used to getting up in the middle of the night anymore :-p

I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite books, and hope that you return the favour. I always love finding new series to read.
I always find it really difficult to pick only a few books for a list. My faves list depends on my mood, what I'm reading at the time, what books I have with me, and a few other things which I have no idea about. I often have more than one series on the go, so I'm just going to reel off a short list of books which I've been reading recently. Its just easier than trying to figure out my faves. No doubt I'll share more books in the future anyway.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Great News!!

Ok, last post for today, I promise. I just remembered I had some pretty big news to share.

I've been accepted onto the exchange program at Uni :-D

I got the letter yesterday and after dancing around the flat for a little bit I sat down and read it properly. I still have to wait for SDSU to accept me personally, and send confirmation, but I've been told there's no reason why I shouldn't be accepted. I also spotted that I was supposed to go to a workshop that day (good job I checked my mail eh?).

So off I ran to this workshop. They gave us info on the visas, and what we had to do as far as paperwork was concerned, and I met someone else who is going to the same place (a few people hadn't shown up) so that was cool. Then we got to talk to US students who are on exchange here.

I spoke to a really nice girl from Louisiana State Uni. She didn't know much about South Dakota, understandably. Its probably like me trying to give someone info on a London University, but further away. She did manage to give me an idea of what studying in the US is going to be like. And she gave us all a few tips, and basically just had a really cool conversation with us.

She also told me to go to Louisiana for Mardi Gras if I get the chance - specifically New Orleans. I've seen and heard so much about it, I might just do that. I can bet it'll be an experience of a lifetime!
So now, after speaking to her, I really really cannot wait. I'm back to dancing with impatience at wanting to get stuff sorted, but I don't want to do anything till I get confirmation. Gah! I have so much nervous energy!

We had some great sunshine today too, it kinda fit my mood. Everyone was sunbathing but I didn't join in - it was still chilly, but you'd almost think it was spring already! ;-)
I wanted to share. I'll keep you updated on any progress.


Pasta recipes..

I'm just sitting down to eat some leftovers from yesterday and thought I'd share a couple of simple recipes with you, because this looks yummy!

First, Bolognese sauce.

1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 red pepper
a large handful mushrooms
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 packet beef/lamb mince - about 300-500g.
mixed herbs
Lee and perrins/other worcester sauce.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Insomnia - dontcha love it?

Hey folks.

I've been trying to get some sleep for the past 4 hours, but its just not happening. I've tried everything from a warm drink to playing music to counting sheep and nothing seems to work. Its now 7am and I have given up. I have an exam at 11 and I'm scared if I fall asleep now I'll sleep through my alarms and miss it. I probably should have gone to bed sooner. So I'm now drinking caffeine and hoping I can last until this afternoon.

In other news, I went shopping earlier and spent far too much. I've spent the entire week's budget (and a bit more besides) and I'm not sure it will last that long. Oh well. I did treat myself a bit though. I got myself a new pair of PJs which were on sale, and I bought a book I've been looking for, for about 2 years. I also went and bought a few DVDs. They were on offer, and I got 5 DVDs for £10. Bargain!
I've gone through my DVD collection so many times I'm bored of it - including the one's I've nicked from my sister...ssshhhh don't tell ;-) and I spotted some films I've wanted to watch for a while, so I figured 'why the hell not' and went for it.