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    I do remember, but I think its advice worth repeating, even if it makes me sound (even more) stupid.

    Save some pudding for me!
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    Teehee yorkshire pudding isnt pudding silly... but Imade some of that too because YP takes like 40 mins in the oven... sadly my custard making skills are not up to my YP-making skills!!
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    (Original post by dancingqueen)
    I'm here another 2 weeks too, but I look forward to going home. Sure I like Oxford lots but I had a life (a very busy one at that!!) and lots of friends before I came here...do you not miss your friends and family from home when you're here?
    That is true in the first year, you've only been away from your friends for a couple of months, but after (a) year(s) people tend to become further apart and it becomes harder to maintain friendships. There is less in common and people tend to socialise with the friends they see on a day to day basis. I'm sure it's not just me that finds that!

    I guess I do miss my family and friends from home sometimes, and especially the home cooking etc, but you know it really doesn't bother me being away from home.

    As for the illness thing, I always get that after exams. I think it's almost like breathing a sub-conscious sigh of relief, you relax and the illness chooses that moment to strike.
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    That is true in the first year, you've only been away from your friends for a couple of months, but after (a) year(s) people tend to become further apart and it becomes harder to maintain friendships. There is less in common and people tend to socialise with the friends they see on a day to day basis. I'm sure it's not just me that finds that!

    I guess I do miss my family and friends from home sometimes, and especially the home cooking etc, but you know it really doesn't bother me being away from home.

    As for the illness thing, I always get that after exams. I think it's almost like breathing a sub-conscious sigh of relief, you relax and the illness chooses that moment to strike.
    I'm not a 1st year, I'm a 4th year!! I have just put the effort into maintaining friendships because I've known some of these people all my life and wouldn't stop seeing them just because I've gone to uni. Facebook makes it even easier to stay in touch I find. Plus when you get to 4th year, some of your friends at other unis finish their degrees and start moving back home...hence even more people to go out and have fun with!!
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    (Original post by dancingqueen)
    I'm not a 1st year, I'm a 4th year!! I have just put the effort into maintaining friendships because I've known some of these people all my life and wouldn't stop seeing them just because I've gone to uni. Facebook makes it even easier to stay in touch I find. Plus when you get to 4th year, some of your friends at other unis finish their degrees and start moving back home...hence even more people to go out and have fun with!!
    Sorry, well I tried really hard too. I emailed friends regularly and tried to meet up with them, but they didn't want to have anything to do with me really. They never really emailed back . The result is I have like 1 friend left from back home. I dunno, maybe they just don't like me, but it isn't through lack of effort my end.
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    Sorry, well I tried really hard too. I emailed friends regularly and tried to meet up with them, but they didn't want to have anything to do with me really. They never really emailed back . The result is I have like 1 friend left from back home. I dunno, maybe they just don't like me, but it isn't through lack of effort my end.
    You don't need to be sorry silly! I was just commenting that everyone seems to think their xmas holidays will be boring and dull and assumes everyone hates going home, but this isn't the case for lots of people. I like having 2 completely separate sets of friends, its interesting that way.
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    (Original post by dancingqueen)
    You don't need to be sorry silly! I was just commenting that everyone seems to think their xmas holidays will be boring and dull and assumes everyone hates going home, but this isn't the case for lots of people. I like having 2 completely separate sets of friends, its interesting that way.
    Well of course everyone doesnt . There are many things I like about being at home, it's like living 2 different lives :p:.
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    Oh hun the first time is the hardest... although in my case the first Oxford vac was pretty much 6 weeks entirely in bed so it was fairly easy not to miss people tooooo much - i just missed the use of my throat! I forget where you're from? If it's London-ish then everyone has parties anyway... if not... go visit!
    im from derbyshire...so quite far from everyone, but we're busy organising road trips, so i have that to look forward to i'm deffo seeing everyone at some point this holiday. i've not even been back for 24hrs yet and i really really to miss evrything and everyone back home (at Jesus that is)...i keep calling college home because thats what it feels like. i miss my roomie so much too im so lonely!
    right...rant over...christmas to look forward too and it will be so great to go back next term and see everyone again (i'll forget about collections for now lol)...and now i can get that rare thing called sleep!!! :p:
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    Well of course everyone doesnt . There are many things I like about being at home, it's like living 2 different lives :p:.
    I want to go home for a bath and not having to cook my own food (or asking my boyfriend to cook anyway ). But will miss the randomness and fun which comes with living with 8 other people- theres always someone around to chat to and watch TV with and lots of visitors. Only supposed to get 2 weeks xmas holidays this year which is a bit pants but have managed to extend it to 3, yay. Bored of thesis already...:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by dancingqueen)
    I want to go home for a bath and not having to cook my own food (or asking my boyfriend to cook anyway ). But will miss the randomness and fun which comes with living with 8 other people- theres always someone around to chat to and watch TV with and lots of visitors. Only supposed to get 2 weeks xmas holidays this year which is a bit pants but have managed to extend it to 3, yay. Bored of thesis already...:rolleyes:
    You haven't had a bath in 9 weeks! :eek: :p:

    But yes, I think not cooking yourself/ home cooking is definitely top of the home list, along with not having to do your own washing and extra hours in bed. I dunno about you but I always tend to go back to being "younger" too. Incapable of even the most simple tasks and hanging onto my childhood/ school days.
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    You haven't had a bath in 9 weeks! :eek: :p:

    But yes, I think not cooking yourself/ home cooking is definitely top of the home list, along with not having to do your own washing and extra hours in bed. I dunno about you but I always tend to go back to being "younger" too. Incapable of even the most simple tasks and hanging onto my childhood/ school days.
    No..and I'm getting really dirty now
    Yeh I love my mum doing my washing and stuff, will have to get used to doing my own though cos I'm moving out next year to live with a friend in Leeds, where I'm working. Have now managed to avoid eating microwaved food for about 10 weeks though, so theres hope for me becoming a domestic goddess yet! When are you going home? Are you a 3rd year?
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    I'm like Will...I really like coming home! Part of that is because here at home I have a horse that I miss incredibly when I'm at Uni and also my two adorable dogs who I hate having to say goodbye to when term starts! Also, I love the comfort of my double bed, the countryside (yeah villages suck Boo, since like you I can't yet drive and there are no buses to anywhere, but they're so much prettier than towns!), my mum's cooking!!!! and the fact that I don't have to do too much washing up as that's Dad's job as mum cooks! hehe!

    But then again, I do miss my Oxford friends (particularly as I rarely get to meet-up with anyone back here at home) and I miss Simon incredibly. In some ways I even miss the work, just because I'd much rather be doing problem sheets than revising for collections!
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    In other news I just got texted by a really good friend from home to say she's staying at Jesus - I didn't even know she'd applied! And the truly ironic thing is I was working the reception desk til an hour ago.... WEIRD!
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    My bedroom feels strange My parents cleared a lot of stuff out while I was away, and combined with having not slept in it for seven weeks, I'm not sure it feels like home again yet
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    (Original post by dancingqueen)
    No..and I'm getting really dirty now
    Yeh I love my mum doing my washing and stuff, will have to get used to doing my own though cos I'm moving out next year to live with a friend in Leeds, where I'm working. Have now managed to avoid eating microwaved food for about 10 weeks though, so theres hope for me becoming a domestic goddess yet! When are you going home? Are you a 3rd year?
    Yeah I'm a third year . I'll probably go home in a couple of weeks, the 16th ish, but hope to get a useful amount of work done in the meantime. I've yet to grasp the whole cooking thing. Well that's not entirely true, I've always been an oven man and we only have hobs, so I've got to get my mummy to teach me over the vacation! :p:

    Athena --> Yeah, it's like that for me too. My parents redecorated while I was away during Trinity last year. It was so weird when I came back! After a few days though it was just like home.
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    Yeah, my parents have decorated while I've been away and my room looks awesome now!!! I also have wardrobes finally - YAY! We moved in at end of July, but didn't have any wardrobes so had been living out of cardboard boxes, but now I have wardrobes, and new bedding, and painted walls and a pretty room

    Btw, why at home do I always feel tired so much earlier than in Oxford? By like 10:30 I'm tired (yet I get up much later!!!) but in Oxford I can stay up til midnight and get up at 8am and not feel tired in the evenings (only the mornings!!!).

    Anyways, had far too many late nights and an early morning today to get train from St Pancras at 9am, so off to bed for me.
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    When you have things to occupy you, you dont feel so tired.
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    (Original post by a fire in the sky)
    When you have things to occupy you, you dont feel so tired.
    I'm no biologist but isn't it something like your brain is actually working harder when you're not thinking, as in the synapses are most relaxed when they are doing something.
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    my parents managed to bust a spring in my mattress and have replaced it with what feels like a large slab of chipboard ("mattress" off an old pull out bed). Not happy- i was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again, but it's just not the same. Hmph.

    Oh yeah, and after i finished my dinner tonight, my plate was still in front of me, and didn't dissappear. I stared at it for ages, and even tried not looking at it for a while, but it just stayed there. How weird is that? I'm beginning to think that having people clear up for me after every meal has spoilt me a bit.
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    that would make sense - meditation, which is said to be the most effective method of using your brain, is occupying part of it by performing a repetitive task, and hence allowing you to think of other things (not this cross-kneeled ohm rubbish), which would fit with such a prognosis, although I must admit that scientifically I dont know specifically why that would work...
 
 
 
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