Homework, exams, PE (PE!! Whose idea was that?!), those are a few reasons that I’m glad I’m not still at school. But the 6 week summer holiday? I’d happily take that back. Even if I did spend many a summer holiday waiting for it to stop raining (you don’t get summer in Scotland. You get Raining and Not Raining).
Wouldn’t it be great if you could still get 6 weeks off once you’d left school? Yes, yes it would.
Well unfortunately you can’t, but the 9 days I’ve got off between after my old job and starting my next is pretty damn exciting. In fact, it’ll probably feel better than school holidays, because I won’t have spent my pittance pocket money on Hubba Bubba and will be able to afford to entertain myself.
But what to do?! The longest, uninterrupted time off I’ve had recently was Christmas, and what with panicked, last minute Christmas shopping, pickling livers, visiting family and constant eating, it didn’t leave much time to relax.
With 9 full days off in London, I want to make sure I use my time wisely, so I made a list:
** Get my hair done: it’s time for my yearly hair cut (my hair cut routine usually goes as follows: get bored of hair so cut it short(er). Hate short(er hair) so grow hair.) and this time I’m getting a Brazilian Blow Dry! Shinier, smoother, easier to manage hair? Might just die of excitement.
** Replant dead window box: someone needs to encourage the bees in London!
**Play with(or bother) kittens: I don’t want to do this, but it just can’t help myself. I fear I’m going to lose 90% of my time off with this.
Har Gao is such an attention seeker that she’ll roll over at the first sign of a tickle.
Siu Mai won’t.
**Wedding planning: Erm… it’s less than 6 months away. Sh*t.
**Update wardrobe: It’s time for a serious overhaul. These are some things have already been added :
Eva by Topshop £32
Little floral Tee from Oasis. £20 reduced from £38 (who pays £38 for a t shirt?! Hello?)
Such a bargain that I bought both colours.
A summery little number from H&M, which has the added bonus of not weighing a ton even when filled with crap. £15.
And don’t get my started with that bloody My So Called Life box set that I bought impulsively on Amazon a year ago. I don’t think I’m ever going to have time for that.