Kezzi, as a Mexican I find it really awesome that you’re taking inspiration from the candies of my country! How did you come across the sugar skulls?
i’ve seen the candy skull make-up style on deviantart a few times, so i decided to research into it! it looks like such a great festival and a really interesting take on the usual hallowe’eny celebrations; i wish i had time to make & decorate proper sugar skulls for everyone c: ♥
i’m not going as anything conventional, but i’ll be dressing in some nice gothic-style black lace (hopefully with a ton of silver pendants around my neck, crosses & keys, that kind of thing) and doing elaborate “candy skull” make-up in the style of the mexican day of the dead festival. can’t wait! ♥
our house has been feeling really cold and damp, even with the heating on; so today when my housemate’s parents were round they bled our radiators for us and now they actually work! my room is cosy at last. they even bought us a new shower curtain & bath mat, because the old ones were all manky - total generous heroes! ♥
last night at propaganda was just utter madlibs; i ended up with an absolute ton of my coursemates, dominating the upper floor. shapes were thrown, songs were screamed, jäger was downed. i lost my voice in live lounge and a bunch of us walked the long way home (in the spare flats i brought: so prepared, you can tell i was a boyscout) in the early hours, grabbing cheesy chips from mama’s kebab shop along the way and munching them to stay warm. standard night! ♥
my great auntie doris (classic name, i know) passed away a short while ago at the absolutely brilliant age of one-hundred-and-three. she lived in london, so i didn’t get to see her much; but i remember her being absolutely lovely whenever we visited. she lived through two world wars and received her letter from the queen when she turned one hundred - she must have had the most incredible life! sleep well, auntie doris, you trooper. ♥
and on the seventh day, kezzi did some colouring and trained her pokémon.
working hard all week is well worth this rest! i’m technically still doing work because we get marks for colouring our assignment (we all turn into primary school kids with our crayola), but today is the day of chill. le jour de détente. der tag der spass. two-hundred-and-fifty-five pokémon in my soulsilver dex, and counting! ♥
in the way that i’m definitely going against our reputation as lazy constant partiers - i’ve already got books out of the library for a bit of light extra reading, and i’m well on top of my assignments! i have thirty major assignments to complete this year, which is a rate of about two per week; so hopefully i can keep this up and still find time to go out for drinkies c:
well, this is wales, after all. c;
i’m posting this from my phone because our internet is on the fritz, lying in my big double bed with a cosy hot-water-bottle sheep. the temperatures outside are close to freezing, but i am toasty! i don’t have to get up for nine hours either.. this is total bliss. night night, everyone! ♥
guys, it’s really cold. blue-lips-and-icicle-fingers cold. i love this time of year; when i’m walking to uni the golden leaves chase me down the avenues, and the breeze blows my hair into my face so that i can’t see, and i walk into peoples’ bins (true story). but it’s lovely; everyone’s got their snuggly things on and we huddle up like penguins when we’re waiting for our friends, and there’s already that crisp snowy feeling in the air. ♥
i’ve not been posting tons of stuff lately because i’m back in lectures and i don’t have oodles of free time - my timetable is reasonably sexy though, since i only have two nine a.m. starts and i get fridays off! i’ll do most of my posting on the weekends methinks; but i may be giving those up to volunteer at the dinosaur museum, because that will look gorgeous on my CV. c: time to start on today’s assignments!
we’re cruuuising on the coach, watching england slip by & waiting for the next toilet stop. i cannot wait to have a shower! we’ve just had a last walk and made friends with a baby cow - the rest of the week has consisted of three-course meals, nights at the pub, full english breakfasts, deep shafts and a rather filthy geological feature which has been dubbed “two dykes one rock”. i love geology. ♥
and quite, quite drunk. we’ve just had a quick day of studying igneous crystals & then indulged in an amazing three-course meal, followed by a night in the pub. i’m staying in a really plush youth hostel in bunkbeds with four of my besties (we’re all sat around listening to chilled music at the moment - i’m on the floor because i’m a bit too tiddled to climb onto my bunk at the mo, despite the fact i can type absolutely fine), and we have to get up nice and early for a probably-very-long-and-cruel mapping exercise tomorrow. hooray! i must sleep off my drink. have wonderful weeks, everyone. ♥
pretty sure i have a rather sizeable crush on dylan moran
okay, so he’s old enough to be my dad and he’s completely scruffy - but until you watch black books for several hours like i just have, you simply don’t understand his captivating drunken irish charm. nom.
i’m studying for a four-year straight masters in earth science; it’s following a geology core at the moment (earth processes, palaeontology, planetary science, sedimentology, igneous & metamorphics, tectonics) but we also dabble in meteorology and there was some environmental work in the first year. in my final two years i’ll be able to choose from more modules and specify into a particular field for my final project. i love it! ♥
i could write an absolutely massively nerdy & detailed account of my dorset fieldtrip, and maybe i will on my student blog - but essentially, it was pure jurassic brilliance! i won’t bore you with the geological details - none of us would ever have imagined we’d reach the “rocks are saweeet!” stage, but we have (we can’t help it; thrusting, intrusive dykes and slaty cleavage gets us pretty hard) - but we basically mapped and sketched like pros, found some very sexy fossils and got fairly smished on the last night in the dinosaur-themed bar. i love that my course is so sociable - it was great to get to know a load more of my coursemates, and just chill on the beaches together in the sun at lunchtime with ice creams & chippy chips. despite the seven a.m. starts, all-day walking (often up massive hills - my legs, they are made of steeel!) and very unflattering all-weather clothing, it was bare hilare and thoroughly banterous - especially watching our lecturers get completely smashed on rounds of shots because they are total lads. next week: cornwall! ♥
the caravan park we are staying at is completely hilarious & brilliant - there’s a jurassic fun centre full of dinosaurs with a pool, bowling alley and sauna! we’ve just spent the day roaming the coast taking super-geological notes and eating chippy chips & ice cream on the beach. so much fun so far! ♥
i have to get up bright and early tomorrow to meet my friends and catch the coach down to dorset for our fieldtrip, so i won’t be online until next weekend! i’ll have to pop some things in the queue so my page doesn’t dry up while i’m gone. c:
i had so many things to do today - pack for the trip, do my washing, take out the bins, read through the field-guide, call my mum, cook lunch (mashed swede, which took half an hour to prepare) margin-rule all the pages in my field notebook - i’ve done it all already! i’m now just sat around waiting for an acceptable time to cook dinner and for my housemates to return so we can have banter