A little road trip began my jam packed week which was, as usual, filled with great ideas.
Driving all the way to Liverpool delivering a very special parcel- my hand made elephant-was worth the 4 hour journey in the end! My sister is 34 weeks pregnant and I have spent 6 months knitted an elephant in preparation.
On arrival we completely surprised our sister, she was still in her pyjamas expecting a
delivery of converses rather than relatives. We spent the remainder of the day shopping- of course- before heading to the ice-cream farm. This is a great few hours out enjoying the sun and beautiful homemade ice-creams of every flavour, colour and cone you’ve ever seen and if you live nearby of are in the area this place is definitely worth a visit. There is a huge soft play centre and outdoor playground complete with an ice-cream tree, they even have a farm, perfect for young children and big kids alike.
Later in the week I made the huge mistake of going to Ikea… preparing for university has become an enormous task! However, I’ve done the paperwork and now I’m on to the fun stuff and shopping (again) is definitely up there especially in Ikea.
A quick list of essentials:
- Fairy lights (provided they are allowed in your accommodation)
- A super fluffy blanket, vital for cold nights or just for snuggling.
- Basic kitchen equipment (don’t go mental on the electrics but definitely buy a pan, knives and plates!)
- Velcro picture hangers. These are great as they mean you can put pictures on the walls without leaving marks or damaging the paintwork in halls or rented accommodation.
- Don’t forget to buy stationary and course stuff too!
Finally, I celebrated my boyfriend (Freddie’s) 18th birthday. Whilst he didn’t have any plans my family certainly did! On arriving at mine expecting a quiet night in he was bombarded with party poppers and a chorus of exceptionally out of tune ‘happy birthday’. The poor guy probably wanted to run! Lunch consisted of a lot of oriental selection boxes, salamis and mini sausages which went down pretty well. These are easy party foods if anybody is wondering what to cook as they don’t take up much space in the oven and allow people to pick and choose what they like. A birthday would not be complete without cake- I shall post the recipe to my biscoff cake in in food!
The evening was spent with an outdoor cinema. Starting with roasted marshmallows and popcorn before settling in on the blow up mattress to watch a Disney classic on the big screen (a table cloth tape to the house!)
I can 100% suggest this as a way to celebrate a birthday or just to catch up with friends at a movie night. All you need is a laptop with a DVD/CD port, a big white sheet, a projector, speakers and a pile of movies.