Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Life Lately - December So Far

Since this place has been a little bit quiet as of recently, I thought I'd do a little catch-up post. I really cannot believe we're halfway through December already. To be honest it makes me a little bit sad, since December is probably my favourite month of the year! That said, I'm so happy that the exam period is soon over! I've had my two most important exams already, and the one I've got left (Scottish Literature on Friday) is not worth much at all, plus I've already got good grades on the rest of my coursework, so honestly I feel like I'm already on Christmas break. Last Wednesday I had my English Language exam, which I think went pretty well (touch wood), and yesterday I had my exam in English Literature, which was the exam I was the most worried about. I'm so relieved that it's over and done with. I have no idea how I did, but at least I wrote words, hah!

When I haven't been revising for exams or working, I've managed to fit in quite a few coffee and lunch dates with friends. Chatting away with lovely people  has been a really nice break from being cooped up at home revising. There seems to be something about the imminent Christmas break that makes it mandatory to meet up with friends before everyone goes home for Christmas. It's safe to say that these friend dates have really brightened up my days. 

The weekend before last, on the 6th of December, Glasgow University Scottish Country Dancing Club (yup, that's a mouth-full, isn't it? We tend to just call it GUSCDC) hosted the annual ball for all Scottish universities. I've become more and more involved with GUSCDC this semester, and since we were hosting the ball this year it was an exciting night. It went really well and I had such a good night. It was the perfect end to what has been an incredibly fun semester of dancing. I'm so happy I decided to go to the club's taster session back in September, because being part of the club has become one of my favourite things about uni life. I have zero pictures from the night though - I just did not get the chance to get my phone out.

My sister and I are both Christmas lovers, and we have decorated our flat with bits and bobs to make it more festive. We bought a beautiful Christmas wreath and a poinsettia for our (otherwise very boring) kitchen, and a couple of days ago we put up our Christmas tree. To be fair, it's more of a bush, but I love it. It's tiny and wonky, but adorable. Aside from putting up decorations, we've also made sure to bake gingerbread and saffron buns - both Swedish Christmas essentials. 

On Sunday evening, my sister and I went to see Mumford & Sons at the SSE Hydro. I've been a big fan of Mumford & Sons ever since they released their first album, and seeing them was a dream come true. I had never been to a big arena concert before, and truth be told I was a bit worried it'd feel too anonymous and distant, but they really managed to make the whole audience feel included. They were simply incredible. They had so much energy, were so engaging and played the perfect selection of songs. I wish I could do it all over again!

I think that's about everything that's worth mentioning! Today we're going to Edinburgh to see the Christmas market and just wander around, so you can expect a post about that sometime soon. Then on Wednesday one of my best friends from back home, who began studying at St Andrews this year, is coming down to Glasgow to visit for a couple of days. I haven't seen her in about a year and a half, so I'm very excited!

I'm also planning to put a bit more energy into my blog over the Christmas holidays. I haven't felt truly happy with a post in a long time, but hopefully having more time on my hands for a little while will make me more inspired.

What have you been up to lately?

Love, Mimmi.