A Study Break in the Cathedral

What do most students do when they're feeling overwhelmed or a bit stuck? Get very very drunk and make mistakes! Not me and Monique, not this time. When we needed a moment of clarity this week after a very deep, meaningful conversation, we decided to head for the Cathedral and take some time to reflect. I had never been in, even though I've been at uni for almost half a year now. As well as feeling calmer, we were both impressed by the instagram opportunity. We came out feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day.

Students! If you live near a cathedral, go and take a minute or two 'study break'. I promise you'll feel so much better when you come out.

A Weekend in Winchester

You know how wonderful it is to get away somewhere for a while and not worry about anything at home? I spent the weekend just gone in beautiful Winchester visiting my wonderful boyfriend at university.

What was one of the nicest trips of my life was also at first a challenge. I had to take the train from Ashford and change in London Waterloo. To a normally functioning teenager that would be fine, but I  of course am not one of those. I was as usual stressing about everything and was seriously worried I'd get lost in London from one station to the next (which is completely ridiculous) but I did not! It probably didn't help that my suitcase was too big, heavy and awkward. I have never been that far on my own before; sad but true. What seems so small is honestly such a huge step for me. Just another anxiety I have overcome added to the never ending list.

Winchester reminds me of being in Canterbury, just with a lot more hills. Everything is so touristy and I wish I'd taken more pictures without fear of looking like a tourist myself. It really is beautiful. We had an amazing walk and lunch on the Saturday. I met his wonderful flatmates who were so lovely to me. They didn't make me feel like an outsider which was really nice, I can't wait to see them again and I hope they can tolerate me coming to see him as much as possible! I got very drunk on Saturday night by means of a hilarious drinking game app and even more so on Sunday and woke up grumpy and hungover on the Monday, dreading the journey home again. 

The fact I don't get to see my boyfriend whenever I want to is just one of the reasons this weekend was such an amazing one for me. The train home on Monday felt like a funeral but it won't be long until I see him again and hopefully take lots more touristy pictures without worrying about who's judging me (including him, haha).

It was so refreshing to get away from home for a while. Now back to reality!