Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Summing Up

Apologies for the silence of the past few months, I've been getting back into the swing of things at uni, and I can't believe term is nearly over and the Christmas holidays are only three weeks away. Currently, we are in the middle of deadline season for most or at least the point at which it is time to hand in a few essays, this can be stressful and hectic but when it's over the feeling is amazing.

Anyway what happened since I last wrote, well I went to South Africa, back to Ukutula again, this time I got to shoot a goat in the head (lion food - it was dying of heat stroke) but got to cuddle many little Cubs again, and hyenas this time - I still have the scars to prove it! It was an epic time and I so would like to go back again and again, if it wasn't for student life (and the price) I'd be back there now.

Since coming back to uni I have moved into my very own student house and the joys of communal living begins again, I'm kidding, I love my lovely housemates and our house wouldn't be so awesome if it wasn't for them. I love having a place that is ours and we can kind of make our own. Halls was great but it was very clinical, whereas our house now feels like a home. I'm so pleased we've signed up to keep it next year.

Hmmm well what else has happened - oh yes it was Elliott's 21st birthday, and the grumpy old man that he is he didn't want to celebrate it but every birthday is special in my view and 21 is especially big so obviously me being me I had to go over the top with celebrations from breakfast pancakes courtesy of Matt, to cake and presents, I sneakily managed to get his sister to come visit and arrange a surprise birthday meal with about 20 people without him knowing...I think. It was a brilliant day in the end and if my degree goes tits up then I can definitely become a party planner, although I'm not sure I'd want to, it was too bloody exhausting. 

I've written a few more articles for The Tab, the online student newspaper which you should all check out, I quite like doing this from time to time just to write about non-intellectual things and things that don't need referencing! 

After Dad's accident at Easter and all the heartbreaking beginning to the summer I didn't think this year could be any better, so far now it's been alright as dad is getting better, slowly beginning to remember what may have happened. It is hard to know though if what he remembers he really remembers or he's just creating memories of things we have told him. Anyways slowly does it but back to work 4 days a week is a good sign, I do worry about him though. I'm not a worrier by nature, always at least trying to be happy and positive, but sometimes things like what happened to dad and the loss of Grandad David, it is very hard to be upbeat because honestly sometimes things are just shit. But I just have to be thankful for what I do have, amazing friends and a whole supportive family, no matter how fractured we sometimes are. This wasn't meant to be a reflective or emotional post but sometimes I need to ponder on these things that have happened so I don't get lazy and assume I'm entitled to everything I have. I thank my lucky stars every day I have the life I do, even if I do complain about it sometimes!

Oh yeah and I met Example!!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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