Now as you know this isn’t my usual type of blogpost but when I first moved from WordPress to Blogger, I decided that I didn’t want to be restricted to a ‘type’ in terms of the content I wanted to post. In essence I wanted my blog to be about my life, whatever occurred. So in keeping with that theme, I decided to share these pictures from a few days ago when I climbed up the O2. I did originally want this post to be mainly pictures but anyone who knows me knows that I can’t resist commentating along with pictures!
I did have a great time, it was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is in London or visiting. The cost was £26 which I thought was a fair price. We booked online the night before, which was an easy, simple procedure.
The one thing that did annoy me was the fact that we got moved to a later spot after the lady at the desk told us that she would come and get us, as we were there earlier than expected. That was a bit of a hiccup but everything else was great in comparison.
- Where? The O2 Arena, North Greenwich, London SE10.
- How did I get there? Tube, Jubilee line (the grey one for all your non-Londoners :P).
- Price: £26 per person.
- Rating: ☆★★★★
Comment below if you’ve climbed the O2 before and your experiences from it. Let me know if you like this style of post, or if you want to see mainly pictures as it might be something I will do more regularly 🙂 Share if you enjoyed reading!
As you may know, today was the day that most second year A Level students had been dreading since they finished their final exams 2 months ago. That’s right: RESULTS DAY! Today, students found out whether they had received their place at University or whether that route to University meant taking a brief detour through Clearing City , or even Resit Land.
University – it’s a controversial place. Some people will never understand why people spend so much time and money there, and some people won’t understand why so many others don’t go. Like all things in this world, University surely has pros and cons. Bear in mind that everyone’s ideas and opinions concerning University will never be the same so rest assured; all these opinions are only mine.
1) Money. It’s no secret that tuition fees have increased a significant amount since 2011/2012. And with the economy, everything else also seems to be more expensive, such as living costs, clothing, travel etc. Students such as myself can only hope and pray that we end up getting well-paid graduate jobs in order to pay off our high debts!
2) Living away from home. Although not everyone chooses to live away from home, those who do will have those regular bouts of homesickness, where they will miss their parents, siblings, and probably the fully stocked fridge. But as time goes on, you’ll realise that this will be replaced by the new familiarity of the new city/town you are now living in. Enjoy it!!
3) Managing your time well. Last but not least, this was one of the many problems I endured during my first and second year of university and I don’t doubt that it will continue to be a problem during the next year! But making time for your work or revision when everybody is going out to the local clubs and pubs can be cruel at times. Even going out whilst knowing that you have a 9am class the next morning – you just know that you’re doomed. However, I think if you know that something is important, you will make the right decision when it comes to University work. Great nights out will come and go; you only get this chance to do the best you can do in your degree.
1) Meeting new people. Now, probably every single person who ever went to university will say this same thing. It is NOT an exaggeration. You will meet so many weird, different, crazy people who you will most likely keep in contact for years to come. It has been said that you meet new people everywhere; what is so special about university? My answer? You live with these people and you share so many aspects of your world with them. Bonds are going to be made and they are going to be extremely hard to break.
2) Living independently. At first you might hate the fact that you have to do all your washing and cooking yourself. In fact, you might always hate that! But as time goes on, you will probably realise that your mother, as much as she loves you, will not be around forever. And believe me, all these cooking and cleaning skills are going to come in handy once you graduate and are living alone! On top of all the domestic skills you will acquire, you also learn how to become financially independent. Although most students have help from the wonderful (!) Student Finance, after paying the rent and bills, you have the difficult choice of how much to spend on food and how much to spend on nights out. Well, no one said it would be easy!
3) Studying. Ultimately, that is what every single student goes to university for; to obtain a degree of his or her choice. Sometimes it isn’t as easy as it seems, with personal or financial problems getting in the way. But not everybody in this world gets the opportunity to go to university and as hard as it seems to be to get a graduate job, having a degree allows employers to see that you have the credibility and motivation to get through 3 or 4 years of university.
So, to all my readers who have received the exciting news that they will be soon be students at University in the coming months, make lots of friends, go to your 9am’s and most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!! Your time at University will be over more quickly than you can even imagine 🙂
Comment below if you have any queries or questions about University, or share if you agreed with this blog post 🙂
I thought seeing as I haven’t had time to write a longer post recently, I would share everything I’ve been loving in June! 🙂
What I’ve been watching:
So I’m absolutely obsessed with prison dramas this month. At the beginning of the month I watched both seasons of Orange Is The New Black. Luckily, the new season came out on Netflix soon after I had started the first season! For those of you who have watched it, I’m sure you can agree that it’s amazing. I don’t want to give too much away for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I would recommend watching it!! I also love the fact that it is a real story.
Soon after I had finished watching OITNB, I started watching Prison Break. I know I’m soooo delayed with this, (yes I know it came out in 2005), but now I completely understand why everyone was so obsessed with it! It’s amazing!!! Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell also make this show so much more eye-catching 😉 (yes I know Wentworth Miller is out of the closet but that doesn’t make him any less beautiful!).
I also went to see 22 Jump Street in the cinema, which was so hilarious! I thought that they wouldn’t be able to make it funnier than the first one but Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum absolutely crack me up! Definitely worth the watch.
What products I’ve loved:
· Nails Inc; shade: Baker Street, RRP: £11.00– Absolutely loving this colour of nail polish this month, the shade is gorgeous and it’s so vibrant for summer. This brand is also long lasting, it stayed on for a good week without any chipping at all.
Nivea In Shower Body Moisturizer, RRP: £3.56 – I’ve used this a few times in the shower, it’s amazing. I didn’t need to use a lot of it; just a 10p shaped amount would be enough. I usually apply moisturizer after my shower as well but this made my skin amazingly smooth even before applying moisturizer.
‘The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green, RRP: £5.59 (WHSmith). I have only just started reading this because I wanted to watch the movie but I’ve found that the books are always so much better than the movies. I’ve also heard a lot about it so it had high expectations. Right now it’s definitely worth the read, but I hope it does exceed my expectations. So far John Green’s writing has been both funny and witty, with some very clever anecdotes thrown in. I really was surprised at how likeable the book is and I can’t wait to see the movie! Recommended summer read.
June has been one hell of a long month for me, so I apologize that this isn’t a longer blog post. But if you have enjoyed reading this blog post then do make sure you share it, and leave me a comment telling me what products and other things you’ve been loving this month. 🙂