What is it about the Christmas holidays that makes them so busy?
I don’t really think I’ve had an empty day since being back home! But I enjoy having lots to do, especially as so much of it has been enjoyable.
Yesterday I got my first cycle in weeks as I met a friend in town for lunch and a spot of shopping. It felt so good to get back on my bike, I pedaled hard and fast and I loved the feeling of exerting myself physically for the first time in at least a couple of weeks. I miss exercising when I’m doing particularly badly with my back, I feel sluggish and it does nothing to help my energy levels. It’s a vicious circle really because I know exercise helps both to energize me as well as strengthening me which in turn helps with eliminating the fatigue, but at the same time sometimes and I am just in too much pain to exercise! I’m hoping that eventually, maybe with the help of some pain medication, I can get into a better exercise/rest routine.
It was also really nice to meet with my lovely friend, Ellie. She went to Sixth Form with me and we’ve been friends from the very beginning! I met her at an open day before even getting to Sixth Form and then we ended up in the same Maths class in both years. We’ve always had a lot in common and it was great to get a chance to catch up.
We went to Cafe Nero for lunch and I got penne with tomato sauce and peppers and a raspberry smoothie. Both were pretty good, I do like fruit smoothies with no yogurt or banana in them, they’re a lot less filling. Lately I’ve been having quite strong cravings for pasta, don’t know what that’s about? It’s not even a craving for carbs, it’s just pasta!
It was great because the centre of town actually wasn’t very busy for once. We had a fantastic time wondering around the shops, trying things on (only sale items of course!). I will have to do a post sometime soon with all of my purchases because I have a lot of new items to show off to you all 🙂
Dinner was a lovely new soup my mum made, served alongside some ciabatta rubbed with garlic – delish.
I don’t normally like minestrone-type soups but this one was really good. I should start making soups at uni, it would be a great warm, cheap dish and I could make it in large batches so that it lasted a few days. I also might start buying Covent Garden soups which hold about three medium portions (for my appetite) because I could just heat them up for a quick, easy, and healthy lunch on days that I don’t have much time to spend preparing food.
Anyway enough about soup, I have something I’m ridiculously excited about that I want to tell you all…
I’m going to London this evening to have a lovely meal in a nice restaurant and to see Wicked in the West End!!!
And I’m going with Tom 😀
It’s so so exciting, I’ve only ever seen one show in London (Billy Eliot) and it was amazing and I’ve been aching to go again. The whole thing is a birthday present that Tom’s mum gave him so it’s pretty great that I get to cash in on it too! I’ve been excited about this since Christmas finished, I adore going to see shows and this one is more special what with being in London.
So yeah… Now that I’ve babbled away like an over-excited toddler I’ll say goodbye for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with tales of the evening 🙂
Do you have any random cravings?
Bought anything new lately? Any fantastic sales I need to know about?
Have you seen any big shows?