Uni Preparation #2
Due to me panicking about my expiring air miles, I hastily booked my plane tickets for Christmas a couple days ago, without properly checking when my accommodation was supposed to kick me out
Today I was looking over the page on the St Andrews website for my hall, and I found some important dates I should've found before
Luckily my inbound flight back to St Andrews after the holidays is okay, but it turns out that my halls kick me out on the 22nd December, and my outbound flight is not until the 24th! I was reluctant to change my flight because of having to pay a £60 service fee, so decided to travel to and stay in Edinburgh for the last 2 days before I go back home!
Today I just booked my hotel which was surprisingly cheap considering it's right in the centre of Edinburgh, and planned out what transport I'd take to get from St Andrews to Edinburgh, and from the Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport on the 24th. I also started looking up things to do in Edinburgh, the main thing being that I want to visit the Christmas markets, so extremely excited about that! It will be a nice period of time after my Martinmas Semester exams when I can just spend some time to relax alone before coming back to family for Christmas. You're probably thinking I'm crazy for delaying seeing my family after my first semester at uni for even longer, but I
guess I just am
thought I might as well make the most out of this foolish mistake
I also went on a highly unnecessary shopping trip today!
Since January, I've been talking about going on a very long awaited, stationery shop with another friend who is as highly obsessed with buying stationery as I am, so we thought now was the best time before we go off to uni
I tried to restrain myself because honestly, I have so much stationery sitting in my stationery drawer already (because it's all too pretty/cute to use) and I'm going to have very limited space to pack and store things in my uni room. But, since I had a £5 Kikki.K gift voucher, I had an excuse to buy some things!
I also intended to pick up some last uni homeware bits as I've already been to IKEA so I had very little left to buy, but there's no Wilko or Poundland/world in St Andrews so it was kinda necessary
However, I didn't end up finding anything I needed, so left it at that.
Here's a little overview of what I bought today!
The daily study notes thing was £4.75, and the CUTE ADORABLE mini monthly desk calendar on sale was 50p (basically didn't want to lose the extra 25p/just get one thing/have any self control) so I ended up paying just 25p in total for these two things! Also, even though the mini calendar is only for 2018, the cards still have cute quotes on the other side, so I was thinking I could still keep it on my desk and use it as a cute source of motivation/inspiration instead! I also picked up a free colouring print-out (that got a bit crumpled in my bag oops) because I'm still a child, so pretty proud of myself for spending just 25p on stationery today! I also managed to finally sign up for a Paperchase loyalty card because I visit that store way too many times
Then when I was about to walk back home from the train station, my dad rung me up and said we could order Domino's, but I only realised after hanging up that because I was picking up the pizza, I had to pay
so it's okay! We ended up getting a Collection Deal, so a large pizza (I ended up ordering half and half, one of the halves having pineapple on because YES PINEAPPLE LIVES ON PIZZA AND YES I LOVE IT), garlic bread, potato wedges, and a large bottle of drink for £15. I guess dinner was on me today?
I think I'm gonna go and mentally recover from the massive dent in my bank account now
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