The Weekend Blog
9th November 2014
It’s not often I can look back and conclude that overall my week went well. Even though I did get some crappy news on Tuesday.
The crappy news was that the government refuse to give me any support with my hip condition. Perhaps if they hadn’t taken 6 months to give me an assessment then they would have seen me at a point where I was unable to leave the house due to being in so much pain.
I couldn’t even get a wheelchair after I had major surgery on my hip and couldn’t walk for like 6 months, so I shouldn’t have expected anything more really. Obviously they’re too busy dealing with benefit cheats.
Enough on that. I threw the letter in the bin and off I went to The Body Shop for a blogger event. I was so grateful for all the pampering I got that night as it look my mind off the bad news.
On Friday I had to go to Leeds for work purposes. For those of you who don’t know, I work as a blogger for a communications company, and my job is to let them know what students like. It’s great because I don’t just get to blog; I also get to have my say on projects they are working on, and what I like and dislike about them.
4 other students around the country do the same job as me, so on Friday we all travelled to Leeds, where the company is based, to meet each other. We got the chance to see the offices of the company, and instantly I knew that it was my dream work place. If you ever seen the A Beautiful Mess studio then I can certainly compare it to that. Bright, airy and a whole lot of a creativity buzzing around.
In the morning we were set a challenge to buy a gift for £5 for one of the other bloggers. We had no idea who we were buying for as we’d only just met each other, and we had no idea where we were going. I got my colleague a Cath Kidston mug and she got me Christmas themed hat and gloves.
We shared gifts over lunch and had drinks later in the evening. I then had a mad dash to catch the train. I was so grateful that my boss had reserved me a seat on the train as there was almost no room at all; not even for standing. I had to kick someone out of my seat because obviously they couldn’t read the reserved tag.
This week I also changed my research project/dissertation topic. Call me crazy but I can guarantee you it will be worth it. It’s still based on sustainable tourism and waterfront development in urban areas but I’ve changed the case study from Liverpool Waters (which doesn’t even exist yet) to Albert Dock.
We didn’t go to any fireworks displays this year as this was the view from our flat (credit to Tyrone for the photograph). Seriously though, why would you bother going out in the cold when you can stay inside with hot chocolate and watch this?!