It’s been a good 7+ months since Venice and I absolutely loved it – I will admit it was difficult at times but looking back with hindsight it was an absolutely fantastic experience!! I really miss the architecture, the walking, efficient public transport, Billa chocolate bars, the ease of a laid back life-style and life without television. I did miss my old housemates and Andy – though Lucy Biesok, Lucy Batten and Gareth did come to visit :)
We (me, lyd and caroline) went to Berlin for travel week – absolutely fantastic!!! I want to go back next December for the 20th anniversary of the wall coming down (assuming they’ll have celebrations) and go round the huge xmas market. I really enjoyed it – really run down in some parts and brand spanking new in others …they’re still rebuilding after WWII!! let alone the cold war!! Mental. Really vibrant city though. I’d recommend the free walking tours which leave from Starbucks by the Brandenburg Gate in Paris square? (opposite the hotel where michael jackson dangled the baby out the hotel window!!)
There is no point in filling in the gap – there is just too much to say about everything. I turned 21 in January which was quite significant but since then it’s pretty much been work in the uni sense and in the gallery sense – actually I haven’t mentioned that anywhere on here – yeah, I work in Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum in the Pump Rooms – it’s a great job …I love it …best student job in the world and all my colleagues are really lovely. It is a bit too much at times though (this being the final year and all). I also went to Barcelona with the twins and lucy at Easter for Emma & Rachel’s 21st.
I was so bored of revision that I Googled my name …yes, that bored!! And my blog came up – it makes me ever so slightly weary of potential employers googling me as this is far from interesting for anyone but myself …though I get lots of comments for my glandular fever post from a while back lol. Anyway, seeing as I was on here I thought I’d post to acknowledge the passing of time.
I am not sure what will happen to this thing when I graduate – i think I have to subscribe to WGA to keep it. I intend to do that though – the subsription goes towards scholarships for students that really need them (seems only right seeing as I had a dangoor scholarship in my 1st Year).
Other things in life to mention to look back on in another 6 months?! Errrm… not really… I have absolutely no plans for after graduation – I’m going to take some time out over the summer to ‘find myself’ and decide what to do without the pressures of uni over me – then I’m going to try and get myself some work experience in something arts admin related (i’ll be living at home in case it requires me working unpaid …which is pretty likely) and then we’ll see where it goes. I am looking forward to the freedom of graduating – I haven’t liked having to be committed to my degree since I realised I didn’t like it in the first year but I’ve got there in the end.
Things are going great with Andy – I just wish the miles to Southampton were much less. He’s working in Surrey with his sponsors again this summer before we cycle the Danube from East Germany/West Austria to Budapest.
Pete’s getting on well with a BTEC course at college in computer administration (networking and stuff I think). Mum’s well though her tablets take it out of her and her eyes are being funny – she’s really enjoying her job to the point she’s working full time. Dad’s ok too – he’s a trooper as ever – got the garage into some sort of waste disposal unit with the new 2 week rubbish collections, still making weird meals and being lovely. Grandma is not so good – she has old age leukemia (sp?) but she’s getting there. The side effects of her drugs are worse than the leukemia. I think about her a lot. I will try and visit lots over the summer.
Anyhow, ...back to Venetian altarpiece revision :) I like architecture more though …I should have done maths at school and become an architect (if only GCSE graphics hadn’t put me off).
Ciao for now xx
Catch up soon lil blog …promise …I’ve missed you ;-)