Sick Tings 020

1 July 2018

A lifestyle roundup of my week at university featuring all I've bought, watched, eaten, seen and been up to. Featuring moving out of my first student house, a boohoo shoes haul and 2 consecutive days on the beach
I AM BLOOMIN LOVING THIS SUNSHINE. It would be wrong to start this post without addressing the absolute bliss that is the weather in the UK at the moment. Highs of 30 degrees? Yes please. For those who are new around these parts, I live and go to uni in Southampton during term time and then live in Bournemouth(ish) the rest of the year. So, it's fair to say I made the most of living by the sea this week.

A couple of my uni friends got the train down and we spent the day on the beach, sunbathing, drinking and messing around in the sea. There's an enormous amount of fun to be had with a blow up watermelon ring - don't knock it til you try it. I ended up calling one of my 'home friends' and he also came to join us down on the beach. It was so nice to see my home friends and uni friends in one place, all getting on. After a solid 5 or 6 hours, we got dressed and headed to BH2 for dinner. We had no idea what we fancied eating but ended up in Las Iguanas. I'd never been before, and oh my, it was incredible. I had the Buenos Aires burger and I'd definitely have it again. We washed our food down with 2 for 1 cocktails, and it was all just a really good time. The football, however, not so much of a good time and the only word I have to use to describe the match is dull. 

I then went to the beach again the following day, and yet more sunbathing and swimming was done. We had lunch at Turtle Bay, sat on the terrace, and it was lovely. I had the chicken wrap with sweet potato fries - would also recommend it. Now, I'm not usually a huge ice cream fan but there's something God-tier about eating an ice cream on the beach after an afternoon of swimming in the sea.

In other news, we got our results for second year and this girl GOT A FIRST!!! Woohooooo! Last semester was a very busy one, and not just academically. I attended a festival during exam week and hosted a huge birthday house party a couple of days before a midterm, so it's fair to say I had quite a lot going on. Anyway, I'm absolutely over the moon - roll on 3 more carefree months of summer before my third and final year of education. 

Speaking of uni, I moved out of my first student house this week. I obviously lived in halls the first year, so this house was our first proper student house, rats and all. I've written a post all about the realities of student housing which you can read here. It's sad to be saying goodbye to our house, it's fair to say a whole load of shenanigans went down during our time living there. But, our new house is bigger and hopefully less ratty, so onwards and upwards folks.

My feet are really narrow, so most sandals and flats don't tend to fit me, so I'm in trainers pretty much 95% of the time. Anyway, this week I was just having a scroll on Boohoo when I came across a few pairs of sandals that I really liked, and shock, they actually fit! They were really affordable, and whilst not the most comfortable of shoes, I'm very happy with my purchases. Get ready to see them in a load of posts and Instagrams from now on. So, if you're looking for some new summer shoes, get yourself on Boohoo.

Saturday 30th June marks exactly 3 weeks until my 5 and a half weeks of backpacking around Southeast Asia with my bestie. Exciting stuff!! I've posted our itinerary for Vietnam here if you're interested in reading what we have planned. Between now and our flights I still have quite a few things to sort out, such as visas and currency, but other than that we're pretty much ready to go!

What have you been up to this week?


  1. It sounds like you've been having so much fun in the sun, I wish I lived near enough to the beach!

    Lucy | Forever September

  2. Sounds like you’ve had another busy week! I’m excited to see how you decorate your new student room this year, loved your wall last year. I am so jealous that you’re going to be backpacking around SEA in a few weeks time, that is at the top of my list of things I’d like to do in my life time. Have the best time honey!

    Fran |

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