Reminiscing: Second Year of University. Part 1

It's been over two weeks since I've posted on here so I hope you haven't missed me too much. I know not posting regularly is seen as a terrible thing, but I'm not going to apologise as life just happened and blogging just didn't fit in for those 2 weeks. The main reason for a lack of posts was uni. I had essays to write and deadlines to meet, and I had zero creativity or motivation to write a post about anything. However, I've handed in my final assignments, I've finished second year, and I'm back home for summer!

This year of uni has gone so quickly, and I can't believe that it's summer again, and in a few months I'll be back for my third and FINAL year of education! I've decided to do a bit of reminiscing rather than start thinking of my dissertation, and this post is going to be a look back on my second year of uni. It's going to be pretty picture heavy rather than text, but hey, who doesn't love a sneaky look at somebody's life. I'm also going to just focus on semester 1 in this post, and do a separate post on semester 2. 

Just to warn you, most of the photos will be of me slightly intoxicated after a few too many glasses of wine, and this results in me either pouting, sticking out my tounge or looking like a hot mess. Apologies. 

I moved into my university house with 3 of my friends, and we had luckily picked a great house with a great landlord unlike a lot of our friends. So we had a brilliant year living together, we had our ups and downs but it was a lot of fun. We obviously had to christen our new house, and so a 'suits and sluts' party was held, and from what I've heard, it was a great night which I spent half of passed out on my bed while my friends fed me chips. 

September was freshers and therefore meant parties, nights out, and lots and lots of sleeping. The paint party was a lot of fun, and ended up in my soaked through with paint and my friend getting on stage and doing the Macarena. 

['America' fancy dress party]

[Foam party night out]

[Paint party night out]

The month of birthdays. Also the month of Prison Break, crying over stupid boys who are stupid, and missing far too many lectures. 

My housemate Hannah turned 21 and we decided to have a 90s themed party to celebrate. This involved me spending 2 hours ripping holes ever so delicately into my jeans to try and look more '90s'. What I loved most about this night was that the only songs that were played were 90s/early 2000s songs and everyone sang along. There is even a brilliant video of everyone singing to Robbie Williams Angels. This is also the night I first spoke to Josh my now boyfriend. He remembers his first impression of me being that I was absolutely crazy, which I guess is a great first impression. 

 [All the housemates together]

This night out was to celebrate my other two housemate's 20th birthdays. We went to one of our favourite club/bars called Warehouse, which is great as it has 3 floors and plays different genres on each floor, although everyone seems to end up in the smoking area talking anyway!

October was also an amazing month as I got to see my favourite musician, John Mayer. I've been a huge fan of him for years, and in October he played Wembley so me and my friend went to see him and it was fantastic. Although our seats weren't great, and all the photos I took were just a blur, the experience was amazing, and I loved hearing him play some of my favourite songs. 

[Not taken by me. I wish I was that close!]

Halloween brought in the end of October, and as someone who loves fancy dress but does not have the time, money or patience to find a costume, I went as a spider. So very imaginative. This night was a lot of fun, but also contained a lot of boy drama, with a stupid boy I wish I'd never known. 

A month of essays, autumn days, shopping trips and getting angry over aforementioned stupid boy. 

[Shopping trips when I should be writing essays]

This month couldn't have started off better, as the night of the 31st of November/the morning of the 1st December was when I first started talking to my boyfriend, Josh. We started talking on a night out for a mutual friend's birthday, and I then spent the first few weeks of December staying up till 4am talking to him. This wasn't the best idea as I had three essays to write and It meant a very stressful Christmas holidays. To celebrate the end of the semester and Christmas we decided to have a party. An undead christmas themed party. 

Me and my girl housemates went as Santa's mistresses in mourning, while my male housemate went as dead santa. It was probably our best house party, as we had decorations everywhere and people made an effort to dress up. It was a great way to say goodbye to our friends over the holiday. To carry on the festive spirit, we decided to visit the Manchester Christmas markets. We had such a great day walking around eating testers, drinking mulled wine and singing christmas songs. I'd definitely recommend it if you're a lover of all things Christmas. 

We ended the semester off with one of the best Christmas dinners I've ever had, a glass of wine, and watching The Grinch in our Pjs. 

This semester was a really great one, and I spent most my time either sleeping, drinking or sitting on the sofa chatting. This wasn't the best method for getting work done and I spent most of my Christmas holiday at my desk attempting to finish my essays. 

I hope you've enjoyed getting a little insight into my year, and hopefully you'll want to see my next post on what I got up to this semester. It's fun to look back on what you've been up to, especially reading through old tweets and looking back at old photos. 


  1. Sounds like you had a great year, just from the first semester!
    Good luck for third year :)
    Lil x

    1. It was a great year! I'll have my second semester post up this week!
      Thanks so much, can't wait for it, but also very nervous! :)

      Emma xx

  2. Love this post! I'm just finishing my second year as well - I cannot believe how fast it's gone - I wish I was back in freshers again! The prospect of final year is absolutely terrifying x

    1. Thanks, It's so nice to look back on your year. I think I might do a look back on first year as well! Although that might be harder to remember! Being a fresher was so much fun! I'm so not looking forward to dissertation and also graduation! so scary!!

      Emma x