Apologies for not posting last week, I tried, I bullet pointed out my post, I edited the pictures, but I couldn't seem to get more than that. I'm not sure why, a case of writer's block I think. I'm not sure how this will go because I still feel like words are not coming together properly, but I'm combining the two weeks for this post so, grab a cuppa, it might get long ;)
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On Sunday my little sister Ruby came to stay. My Mum and little brother dropped her off, it was lovely to have a nice cuppa before the ensuing busy and filled days! The first thing Roo wanted to do was go to the park which is just a ten minute walk from my house, she loved the zip-wire and the swinging/hanging/spinning thing! (I'll insert a picture for reference!) We then went to get a food shop so that she could pick what she wanted to eat for the week. This included pizza, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, popcorn, ice cream, and frozen fruit for smoothie making.
|The swinging/hanging/spinning thing!|
On this day we went to subway for lunch and then to the local Roman museum, this was really cool to look at as it showed the way of life, working life, as well as what Canterbury would have looked like. They also had some of the walls and corridors that you could look at. We went on a day that they had activities running for £1 so she made a Roman finger puppet.
|Dressed in armour|
Today it was raining heavily and thundering so we decided on an indoor day. We made butterflies for her to stick up in her room when she got home, as well as some Frozen themed cupcakes.
Ruby then played Minecraft with Conner, which she had been after for the previous two days...I don't get why but okay! And then we had a movie night where we watched half of Home Alone (she doesn't like the part where he sets the traps for the burglars!) and the Bee Movie, as well as lots of The Big Bang Theory.
|Minecraft hide and seek|
By this day the rain had cleared and it was hot again. We decided on going for a picnic and a play in the bigger park closer to the City Centre.
Ruby was headed home so we decided to have a bit of a lazy morning before heading out for some lunch at Wetherspoons. We then had a quick look around the shops, a little play in another park which is closer to the train station, before catching the train to drop Ruby off.
I met up with a friend I made in the first year of uni. I hadn't seen her for maybe a year, which is such a shame but we both agreed we need to try and do it more often. We went for lunch at, you guessed it, Wetherspoons! Wondered around the town, and spent a good few hours chatting before she left for her train home.
I am a sucker for homeware. I desperately want a whole space, like a flat, to decorate. Living in my student house I can decorate my room, to an extent, but it gets me a bit down seeing the rest of the house just bare. We agreed when we moved in that we'd make it homely and "ours" but I thit's its more important to me, which is fine of course, but it does get me down. Is that silly? I'm also worried about pushing my own style onto the others that live here because I'm aware it isn't the same as theirs.
But the boyfriend saw that it was getting me down so we decided to go for a rummage around town to get a couple of subtle bits for the house. We only managed to get a candle and a mop, as well as a lovely new succulent to live in my room! We also went for dinner at Nandos where I tried the Sunset Burger which was really yummy, with some salted peri chips to share and a minty pea side (my attempt at being healthy!)
|My lovely new succulent from M&S|
I had my other sister come for a sleepover. We had a little shop and then lunch in Kaspas. I then bought some lovely flowers to pop in the living room. When we got back we watched a couple of films, including Pride and Prejudice with Zombies. And then we had a bit of a throwback and played buzz on the PlayStation 2!
|Mine is the M&M waffle and Phe's is the Nuts About Choc waffle|
Phoebe was going home this day so we had a lazy morning and wandered into town to have another look around the shops. We then went to Waterstones for a cuppa and then to Tesco to get a few picnic bits and sit in the lovely gardens near the river to munch and chat.
- Buying bamboo wood, I needed this to for the climbers I planted in the garden that are growing so well!
- Even though I have spent a lot this month, it's been nice to enjoy my money more. I always worry and try to save as much as I can but I have started allowing myself to enjoy my money, whilst also saving, in the form of going for coffee more, going for lunch or dinner more often etc.
- I gave myself a bit of a rest last night, I got a bit stressed, I'm not altogether sure on how to explain why, I think it was the constant flow of social activity. It may not seem like a lot but in between having my sisters over I've had work and my boyfriend has had friends come to stay, so the past two weeks have been pretty busy and socially hectic! I sat in front of my laptop and caught up on YouTube and did some Harry Potter reading.
- The comments on my last post. Thank you so much. I love reading them and thank you so much for the advice.
- Getting into The Walking Dead again. We started watching Season 6 (I think, the one with the super herd).
And that's that for me, I hope you've had a lovely week and be sure to link up with Virginia if you've written a post.
Until next time :)