The end of term is tomorrow. Obviously, we have all been celebrating. I mentioned unveiling something in my last post, and you can see it in all its glory here. I started it on the first day of my internship, and I finished it two weeks after ending my internship. That right there is dedication.
The grand event happened at Lucia’s flat. Kathy cooked, Lucia helped, and I….drank vodka orange and played Angry Birds on my phone. Not the most social…I got a nice little slap on the wrist from Lucia for that, became more social and the evening progressed. With the arrival of Luisa, Matt and Patrick, we were all set to eat an amazing Christmas pasta dish. I know, you’re confused about how a pasta dish can be Christmassy? Well, it was a TURKEY pasta bake with CINNAMON, NUTMEG and CLOVES in it. Genius! It was delicious, and much appreciated.
Anyway, we then exchanged gifts, and after the unveiling of the Harry Potter illusion knit, it was my turn to be the recipient of the item that has been the subject of the grand deception all term. Basically, Lucia coordinated everyone to get me a Amazon Kindle, which involved all my Materials friends, and, right from under my nose, my boyfriend, John and my parents. The deception failed in that I saw Lucia emailing Tom, so knew about the ruse but not what it was. Oh. My. God. I’m so happy. The Kindle goes everywhere with me now. I’ve downloaded a lot of books and papers, and am convinced that it’s going to influence my degree in a good way. Thank you, you’re all the best!
Following the Unwrapping, we played games, which upon the disappearance of Kathy, Matt and Luisa, turned into drinking games that resulted in a few rather hilarious antics which can be hinted at in the photographs.
Patrick and I headed home at around two, getting a bit lost on the way but getting home safe and sound and happy.
I was very hungover yesterday. My head hurt. It was the second one I’ve had, and I didn’t much enjoy the experience.
So I’ve realised as I’ve been writing that I haven’t said much about Materials for a while. That’s largely because the stuff that is going on is fairly uninteresting. I took my samples out of the furnace in preparation for the Christmas hols today, have spent quite a while revising for my exam in Jan, and have had a couple of assessments this week for the Big Project. That’s about it really – nothing I can wax lyrical about anyway.
I’d rather talk about Christmas!
On the cards for today and tomorrow is cleaning the flat in preparation for leaving tomorrow evening, as well as making sure I have enough warm clothes for Denmark/Finland, all my revision and pressies for the family. I’m excited to be leaving tomorrow. I would like a break.
Ciao for now!