In September 2013 I embarked on one of the biggest challenges of my life. I started university. So here you have it a year of a brutally honest fresher. The highs, the lows, the hangovers (or lack of). Join me!
A Freshers Tale
1st September – Hello September
2nd September – The Return part 1
3rd September – The Return part 2
4th September – Organise, Organise, Organise!
5th September – Making Room/ Happy Birthday Daddy!
6th September – The beginning of Tetris… otherwise known as packing up my room
7th September – A very happy unbirthday to me!
8th September- When the going gets tough
10th & 11th September – Goodbyes
12th September – The day I became a real Journalist
13th September – A new chapter, a fresh start
14th September – Do I look like a Kingston Uni Student to you?!?
15th September- DEAF HAVANA!!!!!!!!
16th September – The first official day and possibly the best
17th September- An evening with the Chancellor
18th September – Birthday Girl!
19th September – Ups and Downs
20th September- We may be home early and sober but we had a bloody good time!
21st September- 10 Ways to Survive Fresher’s Week
24th & 25th September – Sleep and the young fresher (Nature special)
26th September – Everyone has a book inside them
27th September – Paramore, Paramore, PARAMORE!
28th & 29th September – Popping home
30th September- When boredom takes over
2nd – Live, Laugh, Love
3rd – An evening with Sir Trevor McDonald
5th- I’m afraid I’ll have to disagree
6th- A change of plans and a hospital visit
7th – An Update (hint, I’m still alive)
8th – 5 Things you needto know about Depression- Mental Health Week 2013
9th- Feeling in between
10th – Tonight Alive!
11th & 12th – Being Looked After
13th- Feeling lonely
14th- Finally getting my A*
15th – Interview time 🙂
16th- Feeling like myself again
17th- A job, a hair but and ice cream!
18th- The first night out, nerves as well!
19th – Domestic Goddess..or not.
20th – Making decisions
21st – Getting things done
23rd- What am I paying for again?!?
24th – I think I want to be a Journalist
25th- Going to bed at 3am
26th – Poison,thank you and goodnight!
28th – That piece of the puzzle that just doesn’t quite fit
29th- Sister Time
30th- Always getting ahead
31st- A different kind of Halloween
1st – Getting back
2nd – A very special birthday 🙂
3rd – Claire
4th – A productive day…or so I thought!
5th- Remember, remember the fifth of November the day that I got off my arse
6th- Changing your mind
7th- 6 Tips for choosing your course
9th- Reasons why I don’t mix well with clubbing
10th- We like to sleep all day…and that’s about it
11th- A visit from my Mummy!
12th- Things I like to do at Uni
13th- Trying to carry on
14th- The essay countdown
15th- Headed home
16th – I’m definitely glad I’m at uni!
18th – I’m dyslexic!
19th – Waking up with a smile
20th – 5 ways to make sure you keep on top of your deadlines
21st – When the past catches up with you
22nd- 10 things to know when you move into halls
25th- Nothing to report
26th- My first attempt at music journalism
27th- A very special date
28th- Happy Thanksgiving Jamie!!
29th – T.G.I.F!
30th- My Dog
1st- So many countdowns…
2nd- You’re kidding , right?
4th- Tick Tock
6th- Uni sure is a weird place
8th- A lack of internet, A Lunch Date and some Ouzo
9th- Miss Metzger?
10th- No People Club!
11th- Where I really live and making new friends
12th- All packed up and ready to go
14th- Going Home
15th- Back to work!
16th- Letting my mind run free
17th- Take the next exit out of my brain
19th- Teaching in 2014!!
20th- Ali’s home!
21st- The busiest Saturday of the year…apparently
22nd- Day Off, Miller style
23rd- Top 10 films to watch at Christmas
24th- Preparing for Elfdom
25th- Being happy at Christmas
26th- I’ve been waiting all year…
27th- Goodbye Work!
29th- Making some changes
30th- The tale of two dinners/ Happy Birthday Elliott!
31st- Goodbye 2013
1st – Young and Resolutionless
2nd – Maybe I’ll go before I fall to pieces
3rd- Cuddles and old friends
4th – Getting ready to head back
5th- I’m back!…now what
6th- Haaaaaave you met…Who???
7th- The ‘helping yourself’ list
8th – Pub
9th- Getting to know me
10th – Hitting the bar!
11th – The blog after the night before
12th – 5 ways to Procrastinate
13th – Practice makes perfect..
14th- My first First!
15th – The midweek crash
16th – Play every gig like it’s Wembley
18th – I’m not a big fan of being alone
19th- Harry Potter Studio Tour!
20th – Some of my favourite pictures so far
21st – The KU Talent Awards and me!
22nd- Friendsday Wednesday!!
23rd- Still Not a Culinary Master
24th- Relaxing and pizza
25th- Getting emotional and chicken… a normal Saturday with the boys.
26th- You Me At Six part 1
27th- Band Bonding
28th- On a Mad One
29th- Me and Amy
30th- Teacher Training
1st- 5 Reasons why February is going to be AMESOME
2nd- The stresses of being a productive person
3rd- That thing called relaxing..
4th- A lack of sleep and some serious reflection
6th- Strikes, strikes, strikes
7th- Let’s go on holiday!
8th- It’s days like today that remind me why I’m a musician
9th- We Are The In Crowd day 1!
10th- We Are The In Crowd day 2!
11th- Hats off to you Miss Swift
12th- Happy Birthday Lexi Lou!
14th- V Day
15th- Damn you public transport, damn you
16th- 6 months in
18th- Living with a ‘disability’
19th- Happy Brithday Rhys!
20th- Anxious, anxious, anxious
21st- Always some bumps in the road
23rd- Where has the year gone?
24th- I’VE BEEN SHORT LISTED!
25th- Dark clouds on a sunny day
26th- I couldn’t ask for better followers!
27th- A visit from my Mummy Bear!
2nd- Evacuate! Evacuate!
3rd- Late night hospital visits & being looked after
4th- I’m a Student Ambassador!!
5th- Getting close to the end
6th- Everything needs to slow down!
7th- Friday escape
8th- A full day in the studio
9th- Last day of recording and Lola and Ralphie’s birthday
10th- Driving, Pictures, Friends and Reading Festival!!
11th- 5 reasons being sleep deprived is a good thing
12th- I’m in love with my new job!!
13th- Being one step ahead of the game
14th- KU Talent awards!
15th- My first day at work
16th- Sunshine can’t solve everything
18th- I didn’t pass, but that’s ok!
19th- No rest for the wicked!
20th- Fall Out Boy!
21st- Last day but still so much to do
22nd- 10 things I’m proud I’ve done in first year!
23rd- My problem with the ‘F’ word (and not the one you think)
25th- Getting Ready to speak out
26th- Talking about Depression ‘The Other Side of the Coin’ event and our first flat viewing
27th- Flat view number two
28th- Time out with the guys/Happy 21st Ben!
29th- Tucked up at home
30th- Mothers Day – My Mum
1st- Life through my fingers
2nd- Not one but two!
3rd- Surprise payday and earning my own money again!
4th- 6 years and new steps
5th- Five guys and You Me At Six and Don Broco Part 2
6th- One of those days
7th- ‘Chasing on some silly dream’ – Things to tell you all!
8th- The last few days
9th- Changing plans and packing
10th- Going Home
11th- We have a flat!
12th- Some time on my hands
13th- Driving…myself mad
14th- Hurry Up Ali!!
15th- Hampton Court
16th- Being Creative
17th- Hometown girls
18th- 5 money tips for new students
20th- Easter Sunday and Happy Birthday Nanna!
22nd- Some time with my sister and heading back
23rd- Back again, for the last time
24th- Let’s get back to work – College Fairs
25th- Two down, Two to go
26th- What is daylight again?
27th- Scatter Brain
28th- Forever Awkward
29th- Getting stuff finished, growing up and great surprises
30th- Trialling Teaching
1st- Back where I belong
2nd- Friday night cup of tea and thinking
3rd- All of me
5th- Books, Books, Books
6th- Learning to sign
7th- Taking over Twitter
8th- Through the other side
9th- Hedgehog Watching
12th- A smile
13th- Back to the Studio and back to being me
14th- How Stephen Sutton will live on
16th- Getting my groove back!
17th- Day 3 in the studio!
18th- Picking myself up
19th- Let the sun shine!
20th- I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!
21st- Bowling and Vodka Slush Puppies
22nd- Works night out
23rd- First time in my new car!
24th- Here, There, Everywhere
25th- Basingstoke, Kingston, Kingston, Basingstoke
26th- Real Girls Eat CAKE!
27th- Me at GCSE
28th- Being Normal
29th- This Time
30th- Home again
31st- Almost the last month
1st- Cupcake Creations
2nd- Happy Birthday Harvey!
4th- Practice, Football and Pizza
5th- Backing vocals and bumps on the head
6th- The Last Time for a While
7th- D Day veteran shows the Great British spirit lives on
8th- Happy Birthday Mummy!!
9th- Yay year 7s!
10th- Tuesday Snoozeday
11th- Why I wont be a teacher any time soon
12th- The Fault in Our Stars
13th- Last Day of Placement/ Pre night out nerves!
14th- Last Night/We Love KU!
15th- Fathers Day Back to Mum and Dads
16th- Tying up loose ends
17th- The box room
18th- Night time musings
19th- I found an American…can I keep him?
20th- I have no idea what the future holds.
21st- Negativity is exhausting
22nd- Having a dog is as hard as having a child.
23rd – Old friends and memories
24th- Be Your own Cheerleader (I’m awesome!)
25th- A Day in London with Mumma Bear
26th- Updating and thank you
27th- Night out with Sammi!
Night out with Sammi part 2
28th- My bands teaser!
29th- Sometimes the days can slip away
30th- Why I LOVE Kingston
1st- Things aren’t always as easy as they should be
2nd- Lexi Lou!
3rd- Ah work!
4th- Happy 4th July!!
5th- My Gramps
6th- A few days of hibernation
8th- Back to my old college!
9th- A day out in Windsor
10th- Always between
11th- Reunited with the boys 😀
12th- I play festivals now! Basingstoke Live 2014
13th- Listen! Listen!
14th & 15th – The one armed bandit returns!
16th- What to do now?
17th- My Big Mouth: Cameron’s reshuffle: too little, too late?
19th- My teenage sister, Happy Birthday!
20th- When I write
21st- I miss uni- poem fun!
22nd- Keeping Calm in this Generation
24th- The Emo kid
25th- Write what you know
26th- My Love for the Twittersphere
28th- The Future
29th- A chapter a day keeps my sanity at bay!
30th- The uni couples
31st- Happy Birthday Harry, I owe you one!
1st- Something I really needed
3rd- Fish is not my friend
4th- A taste of the magazine world.
6th- Lex loses his locks!
7th- Being Happy
8th- Girls Evening L.O.N.D.O.N
9th- My new flat
10th- Living with me (poem)
11th- I am not ashamed
12th- A visit from the family
13th- Settling in
15th – Six years.
17th – Getting ready for the year of the twenty something
18th – ‘A business mind’
20th- Dinner with a fellow nerd
21st – Onwards and upwards
22nd – see: My Big Mouth Reading Festival Review
23rd- see: Reviews and in the news: A Date with the Doctor
25th- An update on yesterday/ Should I Vlog?
29th- Girls Night!