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14 February 2015

That's Amore

It's that time of year again. The one day of the year all of us single girls can moan about their legs which don't need to be shaved and their lack of morning wake up texts, it's valentines day. If you've been with me a little while and read last years post 'Valentines Day for One', you'll know my view of Valentines day is very much a selfish affair. For somebody who spends the majority of her life without another half, I've learnt to turn this holiday into a very selfish night of indulgence. Chocolate, check, take away of some sort, check, face mask, check. And this year, unlike last year, I am actually spending it in company. No no, not company of the male sort, I will be curled up in bed most likely watching a Disney film or one with a topless Jonny Depp/Leonardo DiCaprio in with all the rest of my single friends surrounding me. There's something to be said about valentines day, it definitely bands together a certain type of woman. Namely, the single type. 

The time is 8pm on Valentines Day eve and yes, we could be out drowning our sorrows at the 'Traffic Light Party' held by the uni for other lonely hearts or I could be sat on my own, eating Ben and Jerry's from the tub, debating the illegal download of 50 Shades of Grey (not that I advocate that, of course). But to be quite honest, if I am going to be single on Valentines Day, there's no way I'd rather spend it than with face masks starting to dry, a Leonardo DiCaprio film at the opening sequence, empty take away boxes littering the floor from our feast and my best friends curled by my side. 

I know it's stereotypical life of a single person to say being single on Valentines day isn't all that bad, but it really isn't. We may not have red roses at the door and a cooked candle lit dinner, but at least we can unbutton our jeans and let our food babies out in full glory after a long day of eating. And there's always the reduced chocolates tomorrow to keep us going for the rest of the month. 

Whatever you're doing this Valentines Day I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 

Ciao for Now!

6 February 2015

Life Update: Real Life Responsibilities

For the first term of University, I lived an exceedingly charmed life. Essentially living and breathing as a pure Netflix watcher with the odd essay and lecture or seminar to go to. I knew this life would turn around at some point, and now the time has come. In the last couple of days, I have gone from lying in bed watching Netflix daily to being a student with responsibilities. Real life, oh my good god that's my job, responsibilities. I recently became Director of Marketing for my university's branch of Enactus, an international organisation based at universities world wide. And then, 24 hours later, landed myself a job at Starbucks.... Remember that 'curbing my coffee addiction' New Years Resolution? Well it failed miserably.

Last night I was thrown into the world of business by the Enactus President who asked me to go to a meeting in Canary Wharf. Of course I was ecstatic, but goodness gracious me was I terrified! There wasn't much time to dwell on it though, and this afternoon off I went with the lovely Ashleigh, who is Vice President and we soon found ourselves surrounded by men in suits and sky scrapers, a sure sign we were in the right place.

We took the plunge and in we went,  KPMG is one of the biggest auditors in the world and to say we felt a little out of our depth is putting it mildly. The meeting went amazingly though, and we couldn't help but celebrate with yet more coffee at Starbucks!

My life is about to get even busier, what with exams and essays, landing this Marketing Director jobby and now actually having a real life job. But I just wanted to update you all on my life and make sure you're fully aware I am still around! Between writing all of the cards I'm sending you (don't you worry they are currently being written as we speak and will hopefully be sent out next Wednesday), and fitting in university work, my life is at a super busy time! But Alice's Antics is 100% going to carry on stronger than ever and I have so many plans and ideas, it's just putting it all into practice!

I hope you all have wondeful weekends, I've got the sniffles!

Ciao for Now!

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