OK, so I have finally sat down to try and update my blog. It may take a while and I probably won't get everything written down in one go.
So, Week 5 it is, halfway through my second term of uni. Have just given in my fourth, not so great essay (was up til 3.30 in the morning finishing it off a couple of days ago;Aah the joys of student life!)
Main priority now seems to be trying to find a place to stay. So far I think the picture is that we have a group of 10 people which we'll split into two, and hopefully we'll be able to find two houses pretty close together- probably in Earlsdon which is not too far away, between uni and coventry. I think I'll probably be in a house with Claire, Jon(athan), tom and sho if all works out. Cat's a poo and will be in Italy next year, otherwise I'm sure she'd be living in our box room (haha).
So… what's been happening over the past month… well…
New Years was spent in England, me and cat flew over a couple of days early and stayed with sho in the green and sunny land of Edgware! We managed to meet up (sorry dad) with caz, mel, adrian and one of his friends which was cool. It was great fun meeting all of sho's friends, and we all went to Embankment for the big countdown. (i think i was about 10 metres away from where dan was standing, but communication and technology let us down and we didn't manage to see each other.
So… week one was spent settling back in, and getting my room back to the messy state it's in now (i think that's why I've decided to update my blog, so I don't have to tackle the pile of clothes on the floor- Ah, also because my darling mother has been pestering me for quite a while- I really didn't think anyone still read this, and given the length of today's post, they probably won't any more.) btw mum, i still have the truffles, after-eights are gone but the flowers still look nice :)
Anyhoo; ONE WORLD WEEK took over the university during week two, and it's basically a multicultural event which brings together all the different nationalities here at Warwick. Every day was a different region, and the union would be completely transformed with stalls and tents and lots off cool stuff. (i even got forced/dragged to a belly dancing workshop in between lectures which was Hilarious!!)
There were forum talks, films, lots of parties, and most of all, a FASHION SHOW on Wednesday and One World Party (and buffet on the saturday- unfortunately i was beaten up by the flu so couldn't enjoy it as much as I would have liked). check out "www.oneworldweek.net" for more info.
SO, the Fashion show… well.. somehow the Portuguese Speaking Society managed to get me dressed up in 'rancho' clothes and up on stage in front of two thousand people (or something like that) parading round with a portugal banner. Very embarrasing- but lots of fun. All my friends were there to support me (shouting out WE LOVE YOU SARAH which was awweesome!!! :D) Now not that I don't love portugal or anything, (i couldnt have been brought up without Chocapic!) but i have to say that all through dress rehearsals and backstage I kept wishing i was asian! Seriously, all around me were girls dressed in stunning kimonos and indian dresses, and there was i dressed up in a red farmer-girl outfit looking not-so-glamourous.
Ah well, it was lots of fun! :D
OK, so, can't remember much of week 3- i don't think i got up to much really…
Last weekend however, my wonderful brother came to visit (haha!) which was pretty cool. ON the friday, being the hip and outgoing people we are we out clubbing and got back in the morning. Nah, I lie, we went out for dinner and were in bed (or floor in my case- suprisingly comfortable! might try it out again for a change- like camping or sumthing) where was i.. ah yes, we were both asleep by about 10.30! ( i was slightly later as i had to hang up my washing. I always wonder if my clothes actually get washed, considering i stuff the machines with about 2 weeks worth of clothes, so i think they just kind of clump together going round and round. I reckon one day I'll get my washing out and the clothes in the middle will still be dry.
On saturday we went to the National Motorcycle Museum on the way to Birmingham (i think it's the furthest I've been away from campus this term; except for london). Which was great fun! I even managed to find a Pink bike that matched my trainers!!! :)
ANYWAYS- no need to go any further into the delights of washing. umm…
Oooh yeah, last Friday it was my birthday which was super funsies! :)
i went to watch the boys play football- they won, and it turns out the other team were living in a house we went to visit on tuesday. After football we went to Varsity for CURLY FRIES!!! —> MUCH better than sliced bread!!! Hmm… Lazed around for the rest of the day, and really enjoyed going through the party boxes i received from My mum and averil (food has still lasted me til now- even tho i put loads of it out for my kitchen party thing).
Also, whilst i was watching the latest episode of the OC in someone elses room Cat n Claire creeped into my room and put flower fairly lights all round the door and cleared my bed and laid out some presents- was really special!
Hmm.. i found SUPER BOCK in Costcutters- really weird! and armed with that and some Baileys i had a fun time in the kitchen with everyone. Me and sho made it to the union for a while, but the others failed to catch up for some reason. It was really nice though cos there happened to be a basket ball social going on, so i got to see all of the girls there as well.
OOOhh yeh- basket ball. We had an away game in Staffordshire last week (which we lost, and i got sent off for too many fouls (building up a bad reputation for myself already) But this week we played at home and WON by about 30 points!!! I was playing wing (extremo) which I'm not so used to but turned out to really enjoy it.
Hmm… what else can i think of to say.. umm…. reading week next week in which i have to try and write two essays and do a presentation (perhaps I'm being too hopeful, but we'll see). We were supposed to go up to Manchester for the weekend, but that fell through, but i think i might pop down to london for a couple of days if all goes well.
Ah yes- london, i remember now- week 2 weekend i went down and stayed with afonso because Anthony was in town for his graduation- (Was really great seeing you both!!! Congrats for everything).
Hmm… Ok… can't think of much else to say for the mo. Will try and upload some photos from the past 5 weeks.
Thank you all for your messages and cards, it was really nice to hear from you all, and maybe over easter i might spend some time in england and try and visit some of you (if that's ok). Right.. I think that's all for now, I apologise for it having taken me so long, have had a pretty hectic few weeks (except for week 3, i honestly have no idea what happened there)
RIght, love to all, hope to hear from you all soon,
Loads and Loads of love to all,
Sarah xxxxx :)
ooh yeh- ps- went to see "March of the Penguins" yesterday- I Want one!!
OK, A Typo has been detected, Week 3 was OWW, not week 2, but there's still a week missing in my memory- a bit worrying