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. :P

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.

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  1. Brandee

    I’m sorry to hear about that :/ Why was your 16th spent like that? (if you don’t mind me asking).

    Yeah, I hate city parking fees. I live in a small town so that doesn’t really apply to me and I’m sure glad it doesn’t.

    Out bodies already breaking – worst feeling ever! Do your hips just hurt when you walk/sit? :s

    Alright I will! My tattoo date was moved to this Saturday because my mom has to work Friday now (urg) but I’ll definitely post it when I get it, even if it means just posting the picture. :D

    I’m getting Hakuna Matata on my calf, and the meaning behind that is obviously from Lion King, it means no worries. I believe you should go through life with no worries – nothing holding you back from the things you want to do. :) Also I just love the way it sounds :3

    That’s great that you’re back home! I love coming home after a trip and just laying in my bed. Greatest feeling ever right there.

    Jeez! Forgotten how to relax? That would be dreadful! Kick back and put your feet up!

    Ahh! I’m excited for you! I hope you find the place that’s just perfect for you :)

  2. Cat

    That’s sweet of your parents to wait for you to decorate the tree! I’m glad you can relax at home now, even if it’s difficult to at first :)

    I think I enjoy meals by other people because… I don’t cook that often anymore, haha. My husband has taken over cooking duties, so I can enjoy his cooking instead.

    Congrats to Tyrone! I hope you guys find a great flat to move into!

  3. Sayli

    It’s nice that you are back home. I wonder how you stay away from your parents. I can’t even think of it. Even one of my college friend stays away from home as a paying guest. Everyone enjoys mom’s cooking, I’m sure!

    So, you are doing BSc Geography, nice! I always had a curiosity for volcanos and stuff when I was younger.

    It’s nice to know that you and Tyrone are still going strong and hope you find an awesome flat!

    My exams are finally done! And I’ve started work on my site. Hopefully, it will be done soon….

  4. Glad you made it back home for the holidays!
    Your parents must have enjoyed having you decorate for Christmas.

    I think after a few days of adjustment you’ll figure out how to relax. It’s in us all. :)

    Enjoy Mum’s cooking!