It’s been three months but I’m finally back! My last assessment has been submitted and (assuming that I have passed)* I am well on the way to finishing my undergraduate degree. It seems slightly surreal to have so much free time after three years of continuous work. However, this leaves me with more time to work on this blog of which I have abandoned for the past year. I think I’m going to dedicate this first post on updating you all on what I’ve been up to this year so far. This year has already brought so many adventures and I’m so excited to catch you up and tell you what I’ve got planned for the rest of 2016.
As always, January brought little excitement. I believe I spent most of it recovering my bank account. However, Charlie did get me the best Christmas presents EVER which made February way more exciting. Along with much needed wetsuit boots and a camera bag, he also bought us flights to Dublin over our two-year anniversary. I’m sure there will be a post to follow but here’s a teeny tiny insight into our trip.
February also brought me face to face with two of my idols. Emma Watson and Gloria Steinem. I read Gloria’s memoir My Life on the Road after joining Emma’s Book Club ‘Our Shared Shelf’, I had no idea whether I was going to like the book or not but I was completely captivated after the first chapter and I strongly recommend it to all keen feminist travellers. I think I’d go as far to say that it’s made my top 10 favourite books of all time. As a result of loving the book so much I decided to book tickets to hear her in conversation in London, little did I know that Emma Watson would actually be the interviewer!
March was such a fun and busy month. After handing in our dissertations, the weather was so nice that a couple of my best friends and I had a picnic in the Royal Crescent. Can you believe that after studying in Bath for three years that this was the first time I had ever visited the Crescent?! Considering it’s one of Bath’s most famous landmarks I struggle to justify why I haven’t seen it sooner.
Following our picnic was a surf trip to Woolacoombe with Charlie, Sam and the rest of the gang. This was the best weekend to have after being so stressed about my dissertation. We spent nearly all of it laughing, surfing and listening to music.
APRIL! April was such a good but expensive month. As a part of my Literature and Evil module, we were offered the opportunity to visit Poland and Germany. So much of the module was based on World War II Literature that our tutors thought it would be beneficial for us to visit Auschwitz and many, many of the museums in Berlin. I’ve not travelled much of Europe so I jumped at the chance to explore more of it for academic purposes, particularly because Poland wasn’t particularly high on my travel list. Again, there will be a more extensive post on this after I finish writing about India, Bali, Dublin, yeaaaahhh… It’s not like I have a lot to write about anyway!
May included the last few essays, an engagement party and CHARLIE’S BIRTHDAY! But first, the engagement party. One of my favourite friends in the world got engaged in San Francisco all the way back in January and finally came back to England so that we could celebrate. I hadn’t seen Holly since last Summer so it was great to finally catch up and meet her fiancé, Harrison, for the first time.
And now, Charlie’s Birthday! Luckily his 23rd birthday coincided with my last assessment so we could celebrate however we liked. Naturally, he wanted to go surfing so after I handed in my FINAL EVER assessment we headed down to Polzeath for a surf and to spend some quality time with Granny Sue.
And now we’re in June. I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by! I’ve already had my Summer Ball but this month just gets more exciting as on Wednesday,** Charlie and I head off to Venice, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia for two weeks on a mini road trip. We’ll also be in Croatia to celebrate my 22nd Birthday, I’m so excited that I already have Taylor Swift stuck in my head… although that’s nothing new really.
Anyway, I think that’s all for now but I am so happy that I can now connect with new bloggers and get back in touch with all of my previous blogging friends. Thank you so much for being so patient with me and I’m so excited to share new and old adventures with you all!
See you soon!
*Due to the huge delay in actually publishing this post, I can officially say I have passed all my assessments, YAY!
**Again, thanks the big delay in posting (mainly due to hostel wifi) I’m actually midway through my trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina right now!