Home sweet home
17th December 2012
Good news. I’m home! I’m back in the countryside and blogging from my own bedroom. You have no idea how good this feels.
My parents drove over to Liverpool on Saturday to pick me up. I thought it would be difficult to get the train back home with three weeks worth of clothes and Christmas presents, so I asked my parents to pick me up. Luckily it’s not too far to drive to Liverpool. All I could think of on the way home was the song “Driving Home For Christmas”, which unfortunately wasn’t played on the radio until we got home.
I was so glad to be home. I unpacked my stuff while my mum made me lunch and my dad bought the Christmas tree in from the shed. They had bought it a few days before I came home but were keeping it ready for me to decorate. After a lovely lunch I decorated the tree and the rest of the house and it’s finally looking festive. My parents went out on Saturday night for a works Christmas party. I invited Tyrone over and we had some drinks and watched TV.
The only problem with being home is that I’m finding it hard to relax. When you live on your own you always seem to be thinking about doing something. Getting breakfast, lunch and dinner. Going food shopping. Going shopping for toiletries. Doing the laundry. Cleaning the flat. Doing university work. Going to lectures. When I got home yesterday I had nothing to think about. Okay, I have a little uni work to do but apart from that I can just relax. Except I can’t. I’ve forgotten how to relax!
I’m really appreciating my mum’s cooking. She use to tell me that she always enjoyed a meal cooked by someone else more than one she’d cooked herself. It’s true. I never really enjoyed my own cooking at uni. At home I seem to be eating all my meals very slowly and savouring the taste. Everything tastes delicious.
More good news. Tyrone has been offered a place at LJMU next year which means, hopefully, he’ll be moving to Liverpool and we’ll be getting our own flat. We’ve been keeping an eye out for some and we’ve managed to find a few we really like. Some of them are fully furnished too which would be very handy. It’s so exciting! I can’t wait to get away from student accommodation. Students are noisy and very inconsiderate people.