I’m a day late in posting this and for that I’m sorry. But I’ve been pretty busy and have only found a moment to catch my breath, put the kettle on and write now. I struggled through my last exam on Tuesday afternoon, celebrated pre-christmas with my housemates on Tuesday night, judged their dance off, and then cleaned and packed on Wednesday morning before heading to back to t’north that day. I hit the ground running with festive preperations and going back to work. Like I said, busy.
But after spending a few hours shopping and wrapping presents (and eating a mince pie or six), I’m getting excited for Christmas. So it’s time for me to share my day trip to Edinburgh from a couple of weeks ago…
In the beginning of revision week, I woke up at the crack of dawn (ok, it was seven) and yawned my way to the train to meet my mum in Edinburgh to do some Christmas shopping. It’s always been something we’ve tackled together and the prospect of having to trawl around shops without my partner in crime was too horrible to face.
After a mahoosive hug on the platform, we made our way to the Christmas market and started our day off right with dutch pancakes. They were delicious. So much so that we were planning to grab a second batch on our way out but ran out of time. Since the vendor was so nice, she also gave us free doughnuts while they cooked. Not wanting to be rude, I accepted mine with skepticism. You see, I despise doughnuts.
Realising that we couldn’t just spend our day in the markets, we took advantage of the rest of the city. Compared to St Andrews, Edinburgh has a plethora of shops that I could spend many an hour in.
All too soon however our departure loomed and we had no choice but to return to the real world for a couple more weeks. Now, it all feels a lot more real and exciting. The house is decorated, presents are wrapped and my mum is already planning just how much cheese she needs to buy.
I love Christmas.