The Weekend Blog

14th December 2014

A Christmas Fireplace

Guess who is home for Christmas?!

It feels so good to have a break, even though I have tonnes of uni work to do ready for January. I submitted my last piece of coursework for 2014 this week, and while I wasn’t feeling particularly proud of it I was certainly glad to see the back of it.

I also had my final field trip of 2014 on Thursday. We went to a forest and some green spaces in Liverpool. It wouldn’t have been too bad if it hadn’t been snowing, hailing and raining, not too mention ridiculously cold, but because it was it was probably the most miserable I have ever been.

The only think that kept me going through that field trip was the thought on spending the evening with my two favourite pensioners…

…Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

After getting in from my field trip I showered and grabbed a quick dinner before heading over to the Echo Arena to meet my parents. It’s the first time I’ve seen them since October so I was pretty excited.

I worried that seeing The Who for a second time wouldn’t be quite as special as the first, however I had nothing to worry about. Once again they were incredible!! The setlist for Liverpool was a dream, and they even performed My Generation for the first time on tour since 2009. I also got to see Pete Townshend smashing his guitar when it broke – something he’s famous for but doesn’t do on purpose anymore.

I’ll be sharing a full review on the blog in the coming week.

On Friday my parents picked me up and brought me back to Shropshire ready for the Christmas break. I spent Saturday helping to decorate the house for Christmas (including that gorgeous fireplace), as well as eating my way through the well stocked fridge. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks just relaxing, doing a bit of uni work and catching up with my family and friends.

Christmas Tree at Home

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. elena

    I’m glad you had a good time at the concert!

    My last exam is on Tuesday and then I am also of home for Christmas break. Can’t wait!

  2. Snow? Liverpool had snow? Oh my, how exciting! I’m glad you had a good time seeing The Who :)

  3. Cat

    That’s too bad about the weather during your field trip! I love seeing forests and really green areas, but I’d be miserable too if it was wet and super cold.

    I’m glad you really enjoyed The Who concert! That’s awesome that you were able to see them for a second time. I’ve seen a few bands multiple times, and it’s nice when every show is a great one :)

    I love the way the fireplace is decorated, and the tree is beautiful too! I hope you’re having a good break!

  4. The fireplace decoration is lovely, very cute. I missed the snow, happened the same last year.

  5. seems like college doesn’t really want to let the students go by giving them tons of uni stuff to do for january LOL it’s the same case for me too; my lecturers bid us merry christmas but they give us assignments that we need to finish for january :P

    i’m not sure how long christmas break usually last for schools in england (or anywhere beyond my country, really) but mine only lasts for 2 weeks and it won’t feel like break at all haha not with the number of assignments waiting on the line.

    ahh you went to the forest! that sounds fun. i’ve never really experienced snow so seeing it fall above me and playing in the cold…that’d make me happy. snowing, hailing and raining are probably very uncomfortable if i were to experience it on my own but still, the thought of fat blankets of snow… i’m curious about them haha

    • Holly

      I wish the Christmas break was actually a break! Normally schools have two weeks off for Christmas but at university we have three weeks off. But after Christmas I won’t have another break until Easter, so it’s going to be a long semester.