Weekly Round-Up 2: Surprise in London and Procrastination from Packing

Firstly I just want to start off this post by saying a massive thank you to everyone who read my first weekly round-up and sent me feedback via the various social media platforms. I am glad people like the premise and enjoyed the post.

But now, it has been another week and it has scarily flown by! It was definitely a far less eventful week than last but there are still bits and pieces I want to talk about.

On Saturday I was up RIDICULOUSLY early catching the train to London to surprise one of my best pals. I wanted to see him again before I went to university and I timed it pretty well because I myself was in need of a hug. He gives great hugs. I surprised him outside Wogan House where I knew he would be waiting to see Ricky Wilson (the bouncy one from Kaiser Chiefs) and his reaction was better than anticipated. He hugged me tight and cried. It did make me feel emotional it’s fair to say and I am so glad I did it. img-20180908-wa00031

We saw Rick together along with other fans and pals – he was very good humored – before heading to Spoons where I ate my weight in chicken and chips with some great company.

The day was almost tainted by a negative encounter with a bassist from a band who apparently has an ego the size of Elland Road but recently I have been trying to focus more on the positives. Due to when the cheap train was I couldn’t stay in London for the whole day and was back home just after five but that was good because I could then help my family prepare for my Grandma’s 80th Do which was at my house on the Sunday.

Family dos are always hard work especially for an introvert like me. We had a house full of people which meant a lot of talking and a lot of people asking me about university. It was a topic which I didn’t mind talking about but also I was getting anxious so conversing about it so frequently during the day was hard.

The rest of the week I then had to pack for university because I move in on Sunday. At the time of writing this I still haven’t finished packing despite having five days to do so because I am an expert of procrastination. It isn’t one of my finest traits.

I blame the cricket for losing Monday and Tuesday because I was so enthralled by it. One of my cricketing heroes, Alastair Cook, retired from international cricket so I was busy getting emotional at his final innings. I almost held it together but when his team and legend Jimmy Anderson started to well during a post match interview I lost it.


Today, was actually the first time since Sunday that I went outside…unhealthy right? And that was to get any remaining stuff for university like toiletries and cleaning products and some food. I have so many bags to take on Sunday and I am on the eighth floor of the building with no parking…that’s fun! I am dreading it to be honest.

Once I move in, I know I will be fine it is just getting there and psyching myself up is hard.

Tomorrow I have a great day of cricket planned at the best cricket event on the calendar; T20 Finals Day! Although my team didn’t qualify for the semi-finals…or even the quarters…my parents and I are still going to enjoy the incredible spectacle it is. Lancashire, Worcestershire, Sussex and Somerset will be battling it out for the title and tomorrow I will be an honorary Lancastrian.

I know this hasn’t been the most exciting post but next week is when the excitement is meant to begin. Freshers week. I cannot wait to tell you all about it.


Picks of the week:

Song: Lake Effect Kid by Fall Out Boy Listen.

Album: Better Life by Spring King Listen.

Gig: Spring King (Playing O2 Institute 3, Birmingham 27/09) Tickets.

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