Saturday, 22 June 2013

Its almost the end!

Hey guys,
So its coming up to the end of my first year at University and I'm feeling very nostalgic. The last 3 weeks have been hectic with exams and I've finally had a chance to relax and spend time with friends. It has also made me realise that I'm going to be away from Uni for 3 months over summer and its hard to leave.
At university you make so many good friends and you spend so much time with them, especially your flatmates who you see everyday. Its going to be a shock not having them just down the corridor all the time.
But we're making the most of the time we have left together so I thought I'd tell you guys a bit about it. Whether you're in the same position as me or its your last summer at home before you go away to uni or you're even moving away you may need ideas to enjoy the time you have so here are some of the things I've done and other ideas to spend time with your friends over the summer!
  • Watch a band perform - We went to go and see Rudimental at our student union club and had a great night
  • Organise a day out together - we visited alton towers the other day to celebrate the end of exams and it was so much fun 
  • Have a barbeque - make the most of the weather when it's good, which is hardly ever here in the UK, and ask all your friends over. Its an easy way to just relax and hang out together
Other ideas
  • Visit your local cinema - there are always good films on, particularly this summer and I've found that if you have a friend with very similar taste in films and you are separated by uni or something else, films are a good way to stay connected and keep talking
  • Go for a walk - hikes may not be for everybody but even a small walk in a nice area gives you a chance to see lots of friends and have a good catch up 
  • The beach! - its an easy day out to enjoy the sunshine and can be a great way for everyone to spend time together
Just remember to take lots of photos, pictures are a great way to remember your friends and make your uni room or any room feel like yours :) So don't take friends for granted and enjoy the time you have with them!!!! xx

Friday, 14 June 2013

25 facts about me

So I thought I should really let you guys know me a little better before I start blogging so here are 25 facts about me :)
  1. I was born in South West London but now live in a little town called Hereford in the West Midlands
  2. When I'm not at Uni I live with my parents and my older brother
  3. I have two beautiful cats called Sally and Tango
  4. Tango
  5. I study Spanish and Italian at Lancaster Uni
  6. From the ages of 3-18 I went to dance schools to do ballet modern tap and jazz
  7. My favourite flower is an orchid
  8. My favourite meal is Chilli con carne
  9. My favourite food is philadelphia - I can't live without it
  10. I am obsessed with Disney movies and still own most of them on VHS
  11. I also love everything Hunger Games - especially Josh Hutcherson
  12. I am a total drama queen/ diva and when I was little I wanted to grow up to be an actress or a ballerina
  13. When I was little people would say I had footballers legs because they were so covered in bruises - I am very clumsy
  14. At university I am in the Glee Society and I am their publicity officer
  15. When I leave Uni I want to travel South America and then live and work in Spain
  16. My favourite place in the world is Seville in Spain
  17. I am seriously afraid of spiders 
  18. The thing I miss most about home is my mum's roast dinner 
  19. My guilty pleasure tv show is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (you'd better redneckonize)
  20. My favourite actress is Jennifer Lawrence
  21. I love all of the Harry Potter movies and went to the Warner Bros studio tour last year
    Outside Ollivanders
  22. My favourite colour is purple 
  23. If I could have any animal in the world as a pet I would choose a tiger or an elephant
  24. I get scared really easily and have never made it through a whole horror movie without hiding under a blanket
  25. My hair is naturally curly/frizzy and it takes ages to straighten!!!
  26. I may say I'm organised but I am insanely messy (my flatmates would agree)
So I hope you know me a bit better now :)

Hello Internet

Hello Everyone,
I'm Alee and I study Spanish at Lancaster University.
I know when I was applying to go to university last year I had loads of questions and could only find an answer to a few of them. So I've decided to put them on here, all in one place, to give some freshers a chance to get a feel for Uni before they start and maybe even to inspire somebody to consider going to university. As well as hints and tips I thought I should throw in some stories about my experiences so far to make things more fun :) 

Hope you all enjoy My Uni Diaries!!

Alee x