Lifestyle: October Favourites

I’m finding it quite scary how quickly the last month has gone – I’m now very nearly halfway through my university term which is terrifying!

 photo Oct Favourites_zpsllflpass.jpgBeing in final year means it’s all very exhausting. Not only do I have a tonne of work, but I’m also drowning in graduate applications. I’m finding balancing applications and university work a little tough, and coupled with being really rather ill I’m struggling to fit everything in. It may be that posts become a little less regular over the next few weeks. I missed a Tuesday post yesterday and I feel absolutely gutted if I’m honest…It’s not exactly something I want to do, but it won’t be forever!

And for now, onto the bits I’ve loved this month…
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Getting My Bake On

Being ill is the perfect excuse to bake. Not that I need an excuse at all. This month I’ve been working on perfectly a mug cake recipe, and I’ve also made some very addictive Malteaser Tiffin…

Maths

Geeky I know, but I’ve really loved getting back into the swing of lectures, maths and learning. I’d forgotten a lot of bits over my year out, but it’s slowly coming back to me. I’d also forgotten about the rush you get when you solve a problem – it’s the little things that make it all worthwhile.

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Halloween

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween, but these year my housemates and I decided to go all out. Plans fell a little flat thanks to my illness, however I still got dressed up as much as possible. My eyes aren’t thanking me for it, my friend’s all look far more fabulous, but it was a good night anyway. We also carved pumpkins – myself bringing my love of maths and pie into it of course!

Pork

Being back in Canterbury brings one big benefit – Pork & Co. It opened towards the end of my second year and offers hug cobs filled with pulled pork, along with a sauce and topping of your choice. For £5. I’m far too used to London prices so for me this is a great bargain.
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American Football

Way back at the beginning of the month me and W (along with our lovely friend Rob) went to Wembley to watch some of the International Series. In fact it was so early in the month I think I included it in September’s Favourites too! An utterly fabulous day out, though I do admit to being confused about what was actually going on. Turns out no one told me that tackling is allowed when players don’t have the ball, so as a rugby fan I struggled to follow!

Other than that my month has consisted of interviews, an awards dinner with W (best mark in his year at university – so proud!), and getting through what feels like a hundred boxes of tissues…

How was your October? Hope you haven’t had this horrible flu virus!

  • Hasn’t October gone stupidly fast! I’m sorry to hear you’re ill, hope you feel better soon – and when you PLEASE do a post on the tiffin recipe, looks amazing!

    Josie // josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      It’s in the pipeline, I’m hoping to get it up soon! x

  • Ugh I feel you, I was ill as well and it just makes everything so much harder! Hope you’re feeling better now, just need to make it to the Christmas holidays!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      Four weeks to go! x