I have to say having a busy and interesting day really does take your mind off things.
Oh, and a lot of good food!
We went out into the nearby town centre this morning just for a little wander and a shop before finding a cafe to have lunch. We both got chicken and red cabbage coleslaw baguettes with salad and we shared a side of chips. It was pretty tasty 🙂
This afternoon we went for a walk on campus so that I could show Alice around. It really looks so pretty, even when the sky is grey. It’s nice to have an attractive campus because it means going for walks can really lift your spirits and I like working outside. I’d miss green space if I was in a built up area!
This evening my parents came to meet us in town and we had a lovely dinner the four of us. It was really nice to see them again, although being with my family like this has made me feel quite homesick. I don’t want to have to say goodbye again tomorrow.
I’m sure it’s normal to feel like this. I’m sure most students go through very similar emotions but just being as a family again and having that support has made the prospect of being on my own again seem pretty uninviting.
I guess it’s all part of it. I guess the feelings will go away again after a couple of days. I hope so anyway!
At the restaurant I got mushroom fritters with garlic mayonnaise to start. Oh my word, seriously one of the best starters I’ve ever had! It was just the right amount too, I could easily eat another portion tomorrow.
My main was quite nice, not amazing though so slightly disappointing. I got pasta in a meat ragu but it was a bit dry to be honest. Since arriving at uni I haven’t been eating much meat, it’s quite expensive and impractical to get meat for one. So today I decided to have meat at lunch and dinner (very unusual for me!) and to be perfectly honest, it wasn’t anything to write home about. I guess I’m just not crazy about meat. There are other things I’d much rather eat! Plus if I’m completely honest, I’m really not a fan of handling raw meat anyway 😛
Well I’m exhausted and I have lectures tomorrow so I’d best say goodnight.
I hope you’ve all had a good weekend!
If you’ve been, did you get homesick in your first month of uni?
When you’re away from home, what do you miss most?