Thursday, 26 February 2015

Life lately #003 - A University update

I haven't posted an update about my journey to University since October/December, shock a lot has progressed since then. January has been my biggest month and I've had a lot of important things to focus my time on so un-fortunately my wee' blog took a back seat. 
 I'm now back from Cambridge with tiny amount of time to spare and thought I'd finally blog! 

I decided to vlog the interview invite process (below) hoping to carry it on- but I truly wanted to focus on the interview and not have the extra stress of trying to film. 

My first interview was in Cambridge after the New Year and my favourite choice. Luckily I had Jack to chill me out before hand, as for anyone un-aware, he lives and studies there. I drove down with the mother and all strolled down to the University. It actually went really well and it was a lot more chilled and chatty then I had expected. It was nice to discuss and talk through my work and I left feeling really confident that I had shown my potential.
I heard back the next day that they wanted to offer me a place, yay! I then completed my other interviews in Norwich and Epsom. Norwich was the quickest and most laid back out of them all. I was in such a laid back and incredibly good mood, compared to normal states I get in for occasions such as interviews, there were no anxiety attacks or last minute panic, yay. I was in a group of 5 and had to enter and display my portfolio and work how I wished, leave the room and be called back in with another candidate for an interview, yes I was in the room with another person at the same time being interviewed, I didn't initially like the idea but when I started chatting I focused on selling myself and honestly forgot about a stranger being there too.

It's all going very fast, the realisation that I could possibly be in the city I (was) currently typing this post in, living full time next year is odd. Saying that, I really have the excitement for it. I feel ready within my self and age to take the leap of moving out on my own and running my own little house and life. Just living with Jack for a couple of weeks proves I can do it, I know I am capable and at 20, little old me is ready for this exciting journey. 

 I now have to make the biggest decision of confirming my first and insurance choices, so excitingly scary!
*update, the day or two after beginning and having to draft this post, I heard back from my last choice and took the huge leap to edit my firm and insurance choice. I'm now decided on my firm choice of where I'll be attending in September and applied for where I'll be living. How exciting and nerve wracking! 

Hope everyone else applying and going through this has the choices they wanted!

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Instagram what I wore #003

Dress - H&M (in the sale) 

Just a really simple one, but I'm loving this dress. I did pretty rubbish in the boxing day sales this year. Jack got an absolute haul of amazing things, I came home with a perfume gift set, then picked this up in H&M when we went back with his family. It was only £7 and I've actually been meaning to find a simple black pencil dress with long sleeves so was pretty happy to pick this up. 

I actually wore this for New Years as a simple outfit. Jack and I actually decided to stay in together and have a chilled evening so I wanted something comfy but still show my shape. I really like picking up these kind of staple dresses, they are so easy to dress up or down casually, it's so comfy and has lots of little ridged horizontal lines, love.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hyde park

Cycling in Hyde Park is quite literally my idea of a perfect day. Ever since I done it with my mum back for my 18th Birthday (I think). It seems pretty long ago now. 
I'd been mentioning it to Jack way back since Summer. Of course, it being my ideal of a perfect date I wanted to do it with the guy I loved. It couldn't get much more perfect then riding around Hyde Park before heading in to Winter wonderland together. 

We hopped on the train to Kensington a few days before Christmas and had a ride around Hyde Park, before Jack had a go at being a squirrel whisperer and attracting a couple of squirrels up close to him, which was pretty sweet. We then ventured into Winter wonderland, which I'd been intending to go to for ages. It was such a nice atmosphere and staying there into dark which is when it got even more busier. I tried a warm cider which actually tasted of apple pie, a very weird thing at first but it was rather nice. I thought the ride prices were pretty steep but we did have quite a bit of fun on a few of them. Did regret the waltzer after getting off however. 

Did you go to Winter wonderland this year? 

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Instagram what I wore #002

Jumper - F21, Skirt - H&M, Heeled chelsea boots - EBay 

This outfit is compiled of all my go-to pieces this winter. I absolutely adore this jumper. I picked it up last year when this bloomin' freezing season hit and It's not failed me this year either. It's so so warm, I just literally grab this if I know I'll be out in the cold for the day such as when I wore this outfit for a shopping trip to Oxford Street with mum. It's incredibly versatile like this skirt, they both pair together with a lot of things, definite staples of my wardrobe to pair with other things.

I also still love how these heeled boots can transform a boring everyday outfit, there always my go-to for nights out when I don't have the energy to dress up, but wish to look like I have my self together. 

Also, anyone who knows me well knows just how much I love things with polka dots on, this skirt gets wear! A bloody bargain for only costing £3/5 from the H&M basic range, thank you H&M.

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