Friday, 22 April 2016

Pressing Pause

Hello again!

I hope all is well: whether you're back at college, uni or on your 'Easter' break like I am! Today I thought I'd just give you a bit of a life update. Recently I've blogged a lot about revision and stress among other college-related stuff. So to celebrate the holidays I thought we could just have a little chat about life?

Even though I have less than a month now until my first exam, I am using this holiday for both revision and rest. I understand that it's vital to revise and do all my homework, but it is also important that I use these two weeks (well weekend left now!) to relax and prepare myself for the most stressful term of college so far!

So apart from the obvious work, here's a few snapshots of what I've been up to this holiday! (Unfortunately, my younger sister has had the normal two week holiday after Easter and so my middle sister and I have had these past two weeks without her :( )

Family Day Out to Chester
Even though I live only just over an hour away, the only time I've ever been to Chester before was for the university open day last summer! So we decided to have a family day out to the city for a stroll around and a bit of shopping (but obviously, Dad, shopping wasn't the main reason we went! ;) x ). Had a really lovely day exploring Chester and we stopped at a lovely pub for lunch and the food was amazing!

My sister Rachel and I (excuse the milky white arm in our selfie - you can tell I've been hibernating inside all winter!!!)

Family Party
My lovely cousin Jennie had her 30th birthday party last week and it was a fab night with great food, music and company. She had a photo booth and also a sweet stall which I loved! It was such a great party.

Jen's 18th Birthday
On Saturday it was the 18th birthday of 1/2 of my best friends. I'd been looking forward to her birthday for a really long time because she was the last one out of the three of us to turn 18. Now we can all go into town together! It was a fab night and I really enjoyed the party at her house and our big night out after that!

My two beautiful best friends and I

Curry Night!

On Wednesday, my three friends and I decided we needed a break from revision so we went to a pub for a curry and a quiz. We missed the quiz, so we went for a drive around Preston for a bit. It was an absolutely hilarious evening and I cant wait for more chilled evenings like it when our exams are all over!

Gotta make the most of that good selfie light! ;)

Shopping Day in Liverpool
On Thursday, my Mum, sister, auntie and cousin went for a girlie shopping day in Liverpool. We had a great time and it was a very successful trip! I've never actually been shopping in Liverpool before but I loved it and can't wait to go back. I can't wait to be living there from September!!
(Didn't take any photos of this because we were too busy shopping, so here's a dramatic-looking photo from last time I visited the city!!)

So yeah, I've been pretty busy this holidays! Believe it or not, I have managed to revise as well but the next holiday I'll get is going to be after all my exams are over as May half term is right in the middle of my exams!! I thought it was really important that I enjoyed these last two weeks of semi-freedom before the stress level multiplies! Two months today, my exams will have completely finished. I can't wait!!

Also, I thought it might be interesting to do a new little feature so I'd like to introduce you to: Song of the Week!! I'm absolutely obsessed with music so I thought that sharing my favourite song of the moment might be a nice way for you to get to know me a bit better? Let me know what you think!!

This week's song is Cheap Thrills by Sia and Sean Paul - I loved the original, but when I heard the remix I loved it even more: It's such a summery dance tune!!

Thank you so much again for voting for me as March's blogger of the month! If you'd like to make it two months in a row, you can vote for me again here! Thank you!

Anna x