Monday, 29 June 2009

Beautiful Wedding

All my finger crossing worked, as this weekend the weather was perfect for the wedding I went to. Not only was the weather gorgeous, but the wedding itself was the nicest I've ever been to. It was held at a beautiful country house, with lovely gardens and a big marquee.

The tables were all named after a different type of sweet, with little jars of those sweets for everyone there. The meal was also amazing, it was a selection of bbq meats, lovely salads and bbq veg, realy nice for a hot summers day.

The boyf looked gorgeous in his smart usher's suit, and even though for a lot of the wedding he was running around doing things, everyone else there was so friendly it was no problem at all to mill about chatting to other people.

I completely fell in love with the part of Surrey the wedding was held in. So much so that going back to London last night was actually really upsetting. It was all small beautiful villages and winding country lanes. Perfect. I really felt as if all my problems were just lifted off my shoulders for the weekend.

Now I'm back it's time to finish my bursary form, tidy the flat and do some work. A big crash back down to reality.

Lily xXx

Friday, 26 June 2009

Exciting Weekend Plans

For once I have something really exciting planned for the weekend...

A wedding!

... not mine. Obviously! It's the boyf's cousin's wedding. Scarily, he's a year younger than the boyf which makes him only 2 years older than I am.

I don't really know the cousin or his fiance very well, but I'm still really excited. The boyf is an usher and looks very very handsome in his lovely suit. I have a nice dress which is black, covered with white flowers and I'm going to wear it with a white bow on a headband in my hair and a lovely little purple cardie to brighten the whole thing up.

Hopefully it'll be a really lovely day. I've only been to 3 weddings in my whole life, the last of which was when I was 15 or 16, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Fingers crossed it doesn't rain in Surrey!

Lily xXx

P.S. Does the Micheal Jackson dying news strike anyone as the root of a new conspiracy theory? I think he's alive and living with Elvis.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


New people moved in downstairs in my block of flats just over a month ago. Since then there's been nothing but trouble.

I live in a part council, part ex-council block of flats in a pretty rough area of London, but although it has looked pretty tired and tatty since I moved in, the block was always otherwise OK. Until now.

Now the people downstairs play stupidly loud music most of the day and night. To top it off since they moved in the public areas have been getting worse and worse. Before the rubbish in the hallway would be the occasional crisp packet or sweetie wrapper left by one of the kids. 2 weekends ago the hallway was covered in blood and even poo in one corner. Not nice. Although the floor has been cleaned since there is still blood smeared all over the walls. Last night coming home on the stairwell was a burst plastic bag of bits of rotting fish which has been dragged down 3 flights of stairs... from just outside their flat to the bottom of the stairs. Thanks to the local council it still hasn't been cleaned and its gross.

It's really been getting me down living here over the past month, and the boyf hates it too. Unfortunately the people at the council don't really seem to care.

Lily xXx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


I haven't blogged for almost a week for a good reason. Not only did my own laptop break weeks ago, but last week I turned on the boyfriend's computer then it crackled, went bang and started smoking. Not good! Thankfully he wasn't upset with me because it wasn't really my fault that it blew up when I turned it on, but I'm starting to think that I'm jinxed.

I'm starting to really wonder about revision. I've decided the best way forward is to go to the wedding this weekend and then as of next Monday really knuckle down which gives me over a month until written exams.

Although I have enjoyed this year loads, I can't wait for it to be over. It's so very long. Next year has lots of interesting things to look forward to, especially the elective. I really want to go to a place in the South Pacific, but have emailed the people lots of times and still not heard anything.

Lily xXx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Full Day

For the first time in quite a while I have a full day at uni today.

Surprisingly I'm really looking forward to it. It's going to be nice to go into uni and do a full days work as opposed to coming in for an hour or two and feeling like I'm wasting the rest of the day.

I'm going to continue my productivity later at home by filling in the hardest form known to man. The NHS bursary form. It makes what should be simple questions rather difficult. It also asks for loads of random paperwork that I'm not sure I'll be able to find. Needless to say I'll be pleased if I get it done today because that will mean that it's all out of the way.

I'm having revision dilemmas, like the rest of the year it seems. When do we start? What do we cover? How much do we do? Is it worth revising at all when multiple choice can be so random?

I'm also worrying about my mini OSCE already. Unlike a lot of people I haven't failed any of them so far, but it would be just my luck to fail the last ones and have to resit right at the end of the year when I should be soaking up the sun/redecorating my hallway.

On the home front... my shower still isn't working. I haven't managed to get through to the right person at the council to agree to turn off the water to the whole building while I have a new stopcock fitted. Nightmare. Anyway I'm off to uni now.

Lily xXx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Summer Holidays

I'd quite like to be on summer holidays now. The weather last summer was rubbish and this summer so far it seems pretty good. Unfortunately I have weeks and weeks more uni and then exams. I shouldn't moan because if I pass things first time I get just over a month off which is great, but it's frustrating seeing everyone on their holidays now.

Lily xXx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Broken Shower!!

The only cure for my bad back has broken :(

My shower is officially dead. It's been dying for a couple of weeks now, in fact last Friday it game me an electric shock. Although we have a nice shiny set of mixer taps and shower to go on the bath, the stopcock to the bathroom has been broken by the lady who lived here before me so we have to wait for the weekend for the boyfs Dad to do something plumbery to stop the water in the bathroom.

I really don't like baths that much. They're okay for chilling out but not for washing. For a start they get cold too quick, then there's the fact I have really thick hair so it's impossible to wash in a bath. It also uses so much more water than a shower.

On the plus side my Dad is bringing me some anchovy stuffed olives from France. The boyf hates olives and isn't too hot on anchovies so I have the whole lot to myself. Nummy!

Lily xXx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Old Before My Time

My nickname around uni has become "Granny Lily". Originally this was just because of my penchant for knitting, ballroom dancing and cookery shows. Some see it as my quarter life crisis, I just see it as a nice calm way to have fun.

More recently it's been applied to my health too. I seem to be falling apart. This week I seem to have pulled my back out. Not only is it excruciatingly painful, it also sends pain all down my left arm and makes the side of my hand twitch (more exactly it makes my abductor digiti minimi fasiculate for all you anatomy buffs).

So, cures for a sore back please people.

Paracetamol doesn't even touch the pain, co-codamol helps a bit but taken too much gives constipation which I'd like to avoid. I'm allergic to NSAIDs so ibprofen, diclofenac etc are a no-no. Hot showers help, but as much as I'd like to staying in the shower all day it is not an option.

Any other tips?! Any ways to help it get better more quickly?!

Lily xXx

Monday, 8 June 2009

Sims 3 and Other Procrastination Techniques

I have had a rather unexpected weekend.

It turns out the boyf wasn't not texting me back because of his textual issues, but because he was in the car on the way home. He had family issues which meant that he had to rush home to his Mum's house on the Saturday morning of the Stag do, and then after that he just felt like coming home for a cuddle, not a weekend of carnage. I feel awful that he missed out on the whole thing and paintballing because he was really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed he'll have the opportunity to do something with the boys again sometime soon.

Because of this my weekend was pretty much turned upside down. Just as the boyf arrived home, one of my best friends was popping over to say hi and have a gossip as I was supposedly on my own. Instead he got to know the boyf a little better which was good. We pretty much just sat in and snuggled Saturday evening which was lovely. Unfortunately there was a huge thunder storm in the night which not only half woke me up, but I think it led to one of my horrible nightmares, so Sunday morning the boyf and I were both a bit groggy after he was woken in the early hours with me irrationally sobbing.

We weren't sure what to do on Sunday so I started with a little revision, which lasted about half an hour. After that I sewed an arm for my sock monkey (thats the body, tail and an arm that I have done now!) and then didn't really know what else to do with my time.

We decided to buy The Sims 3. I am a self confessed Sims addict. I used to get my Dad to lock my Sims disks away in his safe over my exams at school because I find it so distracting! Sims 3 is amazing. The graphics are much better and you can get Sims looking really freakishly like people you know. It's actually scary how like me my Sim looks. You also get to give them 5 different traits from a huge list. It's great because not only is my Sim as excitable as me, it's also as clumsy! Because we're a pair of saddos the boyf and I made sims of each other, made them fall in love and get married. Possibly the geekiest Sunday ever!

Lily xXx

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Lie-In Saturday

I'm such a procrastinator. Now I've finished my essay I should be starting making revision notes. Instead last night I read the whole of Eclipse, one of the follow ups to Twighlight. Then as I stayed up so late last night I needed a nice big lie-in.

Having a lie in on a Saturday wouldn't be such a big deal if I thought I'd be able to concentrate for the rest of the day, but I doubt I will. I'm a born worrier, and if I have the slightest bit of worry about anything it completely takes over.

Today I'm worrying about the boyf. He's off at a Stag Weekend. If there's one thing the boyf isn't good at is keeping in touch. I'm sure by now his phone will be dead and he won't be in the slightest bit concerned. He let me know he got there okay last night and I'm sure that's the last I'll hear of him until Sunday. Unfortunately even though I know this I can't help but worry. In my mind I'm thinking "What if something happened when they were out last night?!"... being arrested, getting lost or dying of alcohol poisioning in a ditch is not beyond any of them. Worse today they're going paintballing. It's my idea of hell. Running around while people shoot you with hard pellets of paint. No thanks! So now I'm thinking of the million and one things that could go wrong at paintballing.

I'm also a bit worried for the Stag. I've heard lots of rumours of what they're going to do to him. Thankfully they went off the idea of going to Vegas, kidnapping him and then leaving him in the desert. I'm sure they would have eventually gone back for him... when their scatterbrains meant they remembered.

Lily xXx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Woo Hoo!

I finished my essay last night... thats a full 48 hours before the deadline. Not bad if I say so myself. I could start revision today as exams are in just less than 7 weeks, but I've decided since I worked so hard I can read New Moon and finish my Sock Monkey.

So I'm doing something productive I think I am going to try and make some kind of revision timetable and perhaps, maybe, possibly spend an hour making notes today. Just enough notes to learn the nerve roots and nerves which innovate various muscles as I have a little test in neuro on Tuesday. Thats all I can think that will really come up. Maybe I could learn a bit about cranial nerves too, but thats pretty much what we cover with this one tutor. I'm hoping that if I learn it well for Tuesday, I won't need much reminding for end of year exams.

Sitting outside one of the uni building this week I've seen loads of 5th years finishing their OSCE, their last exam of medical school. How exciting. In two years that will hopefully be me!

Lily xXx

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Heat Wave

I think the bout of extremely lovely weather over the past few days is starting to get to me. I've gone from trying to sit in the bright sunshine at every spare moment, to sitting in the shade sipping on water to stop turning from a grape into a raisin. Even so I'm a little upset that apparently tomorrow is the end of the beautiful warm sunshine. There's nothing that's much more pleasing than being able to have my lunch as picnic outside to break up the day.

Annoyingly the weather only started to brighten up after my birthday drinks on Wednesday. We picked a pub by the riverfront especially to be able to sit outside and enjoy the day and it was miserable. Thankfully Thursday, my actual birthday, was much nicer.

I had a couple of really good days celebrating my birthday. A nice night out with uni mates and an equally nice night out with some friends from home over the weekend. My Dad also cooked my favourite food when I came home which was much appreciated and another friend took me to Pizza Express.

Pizza Express is doing new "diet" pizzas. I quite like the theory behind it. They just cut out the middle of the pizza and put a handful of salad there instead. Instant cut in calories. Even better is the fact that I struggle to finish a whole pizza and I love salad but could never justify a whole pizza and side salad. Now I can have both. Hurrah!

Lily xXx