Hello! Another month has ended, blimey 2017 has gone quick! Lots of things have happened this month for me, the main thing of course is the countdown to exams (clinches teeth). Anyway, here are some of the things I have been up to!
29th April: Hampton Court
Although this happened in April, I had to mention it. For anyone who doesn’t know what Hampton Court is, it is a palace built by Thomas Wolsey, completed in 1525, and passed on to King Henry VIII in 1528, where he lived with Anne Boleyn. For anyone wondering, he was the one with 6 wives. Although a lot of the building has been changed by later monarchs, the feel is still there, and a lot of Tudor society is still evident. I went there as as part of my History course at school, and honestly, it was the best trip I’ve been on. There was just so much to see – we were there for 4 hours and didn’t even see half of it. The area was also lovely, Richmond Upon Thames, having lots of independent cafes and antique stores down side roads. I highly recommend going to Hampton Court when in London, as it especially highlights British history.
7th May: Birth of my Niece
Well, I’m finally an aunt! At 2:16 pm we welcomed Evalena Monica Dalby to the world. She was happy and healthy, weighing 6 lbs 14oz.
7th May – Pizza Hut
For me, every month there needs to be an obligatory Pizza Hut trip to get by. This time we went for my friend Erin’s birthday, as it is the one place where we can all get to, order what we like and all be able to afford (student budgets of course). As they messed my dessert up I managed to get one free which was an added bonus.
11th May: Last School Photo
The thing about being in the final year of anything is that you start to do things for the last time. That day I had my last school photo. To some extent, it is upsetting, but I’ll never have to worry about flyways to the extent that I did on photo days. Although I can’t show you the final year photo (I would need to get permission from so many people, in the hope that they would say yes), I can show you the “squad” photo that we took afterwards. And yes, the female/male ratio is bad (but then again so is our sixth form).
20th May: Met Evalena
I met her a couple of weeks later, as we have a huge family, and there are so many people Evie needs to meet! At the moment she has got bright green eyes which are absolutely gorgeous – I hope they stay. I just thought this picture with Evie and my Dad was perfect. There’s something about babies that just puts me in a warm and fuzzy mood, and all worries go away, so cute!
20th May: Sunnyside
After going to Bedford for the day, me and my parents decided to go out for lunch. There is this pizza kitchen / steakhouse grill bar in Northampton called Sunnyside which is just amazing. 100% recommend their cocktails too. As its opposite the university, the prices are significantly reduced making it a great place to grab a spot of lunch. Me being the way I am, forgot to take a photo, so here’s one from their website. They are especially known for their pizzas, which are handmade and baked in their very own pizza oven. Very good indeed.
21st May: Vivienne’s Communion
This was the second time I went to a communion, and I love the lengths that everyone goes to to make this day as good for the child as they can. When I arrived to the Church, it was already completely packed, with people standing in the entrance unable to get in. For anyone that doesn’t know, a communion is the first time when a child takes the Eucharist (bread and wine – most likely fruit juice) and joins the Church. Up to 30 children can have their communion at the same time in the same church causing a huge problem regarding space. Although I couldn’t see anything, my friend Vivi was happy, and that’s all that matters. We then had a BBQ and chilled for the rest of the night.
27th May – Leavers Day
Although I have to still go into school, this was my last official day. We started the day off by going to Maccies, as you would when up early, then had our leavers assembly, followed off by a beautiful BBQ in the sun. Believe me it was hot! We all spent the afternoon in the pub – played a bit of pool and cooled down a bit. The evening was then spent at the local Beer Festival as my friend Harry was performing with his band (Scapegoat Tom – check them out), which was awesome, and finished the night off at a birthday party in a rugby club in the middle of nowhere. As it was a long day, I completely forgot to take photos – but it was a great day, and a great way to end an era.
Have you all done anything interesting this month?