As you can all probably guess by the title of this post, I am off to London in a couple of weeks. Now I know I’m not actually there yet, but I am extremely excited. It’s going to be my 18th birthday on the 11th December so I want to do something memorable, and seeing that I’ve only been sightseeing in London once, it seemed fitting. I also got a little bit philosophical and felt awful that I’d been abroad more times than I had seen the capital city of my home country. Shockingly unpatriotic!
I’ve decided that I want to shop all day and only stop to gorge myself with delicious food and champagne (I can’t go without alcohol on my eighteenth birthday can I?). I’ll be visiting all of the typical destinations; Harrods, Selfridges, Oxford Road, Piccadilly Circus, the list goes on…
My main aim will be to find a really nice bag. It’ll probably be hard work, seeing as I have been searching the internet for months and having absolutely no luck at all. However, I’m set on wandering around until I find one that I like because my mum has promised to buy me the perfect bag. Shame I can’t seem to decide what my perfect bag is!
So, if any of you wonderful people can recommend anywhere nice to shop, any good brands to look at, or any lovely places I can find a Champagne lunch or delicious dinner, let me know in the comments below please! I’ll love you for it.
Oh, and in other news, I haven’t been posting much in the last month because I’ve been super busy with college work. Apparently I’ve actually got a chance of getting into medicine so my teachers have been working really hard to give me mock interviews for university and also tried to help me perfect my applications. After about four weeks of sitting and waiting to hear back, I finally heard from one of the universities and I now have an interview in January! Exciting times. And I also lost 6lb!
.: Emily :.
This last week has been the most hectic I’ve had in a long time. I’ve had to finish my UCAS application – in which my personal statement was torn to shreds three times – and actually decide on a list of four universities I want to apply to. This might sound like a piece of cake, but for anyone else who has gone through this process, you’ll agree with me when I say; IT DEFINITELY IS NOT A PIECE OF CAKE! Now that it’s all done though, you would think that I actually have a little bit of time to relax before more hard work kicks in.
But that isn’t the case.
Now comes the US Common Application to fill in, along with the work I’ve not done whilst I’ve been filling out my UCAS application. I know, I know; I’ll stop moaning now. Rant over.
Deciding where to go to university hasn’t been an easy choice. Although studying medicine limits the universities to about 31 in total, the entrance requirements are all very similar, so it’s really been a matter of picking the prettiest places out there. I’ve picked two in Scotland and two down south (anywhere other than the North-West is absolutely fine with me!).
But then my number one out of all of them is Ireland! I am so determined to go and study in Dublin because it’s all a part of my heritage. I discovered over the summer that I am actually an Irish citizen; meaning that I will qualify for free fees (I know, crazy!!). Also, the accent is so so so so perfect and I love love love love it!
However, I also have the US to consider too – places like Yale and Harvard – but it’s just so damned expensive! Just to apply it’s going to be about $1000 dollars, and that isn’t including all of the entrance exams. See my problem? It just seems a bit pointless to apply when I’m so keen on going to Ireland.
So now all I can do is wait and see. Wish me luck!
.: Emily :.
Okay, so couple of weeks ago I received my AS Level results. Now I know what you’ll all be thinking; you did really well, stop moaning! But hear me out. I am hoping to study medicine next year, which obviously means that I need A grades or better. My grades were AAAAB – with the B being in Biology. I know, I know, STOP MOANING EMILY! I’ll probably be fine, but then again, I might just have ruined my chances. However, I’ll stop complaining and get on to what this post is really about.
This week I haven’t really been doing much, but I have been rearranging all of my things. The picture is of my necklace collection and I’m going to write the stories behind some of them.
The silver locket was a present from my grandmother. Unexcitingly, I don’t have a picture in it yet, but I like to think that the real memory is in the giving of the necklace. It’s one of my favourite possessions and I probably wear it too much, but I honestly don’t care.
The little Pandora bag on the necklace was a gift from my dad. I had asked for a charm for my birthday, to go on my bracelet, but with my dad being Dad, he got one of the only charms in the shop that would not fit on. *sigh* I couldn’t bring myself to tell him though, so I went ahead and bought a chain for it to go on, and I think it looks really pretty.
The other pieces of jewelry on there don’t really have a big story behind them, but they’re pictured because they’re what I wear most. I hope you like them – let me know in the comments below. Also, do you have a piece of jewelry you couldn’t live without? Or maybe a family heirloom passed down to you?
.: Emily :.