Bad Start to The Weekend

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The weekend is here!! Finally, I should say, but I currently in bed with a terrible back pain, trying to find a position that is good for my back – which I am starting to doubt that exists.

The plan for today was to spend the whole day at the library, finishing of my essay and possibly going for a bit of a work out but it doesn’t look like that is happening yet.

I have been feeling unwell since Thursday, it started with a big headache  but now it seems to be sitting more in the back. If there is one thing I do not have time for now it is to get sick and not be able to do any work.

The next few weeks will be very busy as exams is coming up, essays are due and I will also be having quite a few shifts at work. But that’s ok, it is the same every year and I do like to stay busy. But with everything so close together, I need to really keep focus at what I am doing and my time management.

I guess most other students are in the same boat as me this time of year. Which is fine except for days like today when I loose time that I dont really feel I can afford.

Thankfully Greg has gone to the pharmacy now to see if they have something to help, whilst I am in bed with the dog next to me, trying to get better. Hopefully I will be today and still get something out of the day!
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I will update again when I am better and have more interesting things to write about than to be unwell.

– Camilla

 

Preparation for Stoke, Shopping and baking

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Now the time is 1 am and I am sitting in the kitchen waiting for my baking to be done in the oven.

As Greg and I are taking the coach up to Stoke-On-Trent tomorrow, I thought I would surprise him by making him his favorite Norwegian “buns” for the road, as well as some fresh bread rolls.

I thought it would take about one hour, so I started about 9.30 in the evening. But I underestimated the time it would take to make two different doughs, raise them and have them bake.

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So our planned, lovely evening watching TV and enjoying each others company has turned in to Greg sleeping upstairs,and me having an evening in the kitchen into the long hours of the night. Not that I should be complaining, I have had quite a nice time down here in my own company, working on my baking skills. There is something quite peaceful and therapeutic about baking. It does allow some time alone with your thoughts, plus working on a little “project” is always nice. And now it seems that it was all worth it, because unlike the bread earlier in the week, this batch of baking looks like it is a success! (woohoo)
I do feel a little bad that everytime I try to get together a little nice surprise such as baking or a delicious meal for Greg, I somehow end up turning it into a long ordeal, and taking away from our original plan. I guess time management is an area I should try to improve on.

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Before my baking session started today Greg and I went to Westfield here in Stratford to buy what we needed for our trip. I have been missing a backpack and a thermos on our previous excursions (day trips in reality) so I finally got that.

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Shopping at Westfield

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Greg kept laughing about how proud and satisfied I was with my new shopping, but I find such joy in getting little new things I have been wanting for some time.
Be sure I will show you pictures of it during the trip.

Now I am exhausted from a long day, and we have a bus to catch in the morning, so its time for me to say goodnight and go to bed.

Wishing everyone a good night and a great Easter holiday!

– Camilla

 

Morning in Seven Sisters

Good morning!

What a nice morning we have here in London! The sun is shining, it is relatively warm and not a cloud in the sky!

I have been out running errands and getting my blood test done this morning. I was out the door even before Greg something which is a rarity for me, as I had a whole lot to get done today.
I had the worst sleep last night and becuse I dont have uni until 1 pm today I wanted so badly to stay late in bed and catch up on my sleep, but this whole week there has been so many things I have put of that I wanted to get done before the weekend. So I figured this morning, that there is no time like the present. Besides, I am much more likely to get a good night sleep tonight knowing I have gotten things done.

So I hopped on the tube at 7 am and started my day. I had to go to Seven Sisters in North London.Seven Sisters is in South Tottenham, an area I used to live in for a year with my friends a little more that a year ago.
Walking around there made me realize that I actually miss living there quite a lot. I am not sure if it it the area I miss or the time that I was there, the housemates and the friends but I felt quite nostalgic being there again.

Tottenham has a bit of a bad reputation, I remember when we used to live there if someone asked me where I lived and when I answered them ‘Tottenham’ they would always shake their heads as they asked me how I liked it, because they already figured it wasn’t nice. I must say that I quite liked it though. The atmosphere was nice, there are many little shops on the main street and I actually think many of the streets do look pretty. It could also be the time I remember fondly more that the area, I am not quite sure. But in my experience I defiantly do not agree with a reputation of it being unpleasant.

Anyways, I managed to find all the places I had to go (much thanks to citymapper) and with the help of a Costa coffee and the great weather I didn’t feel that tired either! If you live in a big city or a city that is on citymapper, I must recommend you to get it, it has saved me from getting lost on so many occasions and helped me find places I need to get to. I have no idea of how I would find my way in the city if I didn’t have it. It is accurate and so easy to use.

Here is some snapshots from today20151202_082142

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I have managed to loose my camera, so now I have to use the camera on my phone, therefore the quality is not too good. I will go and get another as soon as I get the chance though.

That was my morning I hope everyone has had a great morning as well, hopefully more awake than what I am today!

I am off to uni now, I hope you will have a great day and if you are in London or somewhere else that also has great weather enjoy the nice day!

– Camilla