I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feelin’ 22!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Jokes, LOL. It was my birthday a month and a half ago, but there’s nothing like being a month and a half late to your own birthday blog party, right? RIGHT!

So, here’s a blog post about it – mainly because I’ve been in Australia for about 6 weeks now and I am feeling super nostalgic and I am missing my friends a lot. 

For the past two years, my birthdays were spent in London and Budapest, and I realised that I never had a proper Nottingham birthday. Nottingham has such a huge piece of my heart that I felt it was only right to travel back there for one phenomenal final weekend before I jetted off to Australia the next week.

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My Last Week in Nottingham

When I first rocked up to Nottingham in 2013 I had no idea it was going to suit me so well. By the end of my three years there, I realised that, actually, it’s perfect for me. Even though I love London, it can be a bit overwhelming, and Hull isn’t bad, but it’s a bit on the small side. No, Nottingham is the place for me, and now it’s over.

It feels like we’ve broken up. What I’m feeling now isn’t too dissimilar to how I felt at the end of my last relationship. I miss it. I think about the good times and then I miss it even more. I stalk it’s social media – what’s Nottingham doing? Where has it been? How is it doing without me? Has it moved on to another bunch of fresh-faced students eager to snap Instagrammable photos of its various brunch spots yet? I don’t need to talk to it, I just want to know!

But even though I’m sad, like really goddamn sad, I wanted to make sure my final week in my city of dreams was a blast, and it was. Here’s everything I got up to:

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How to Prepare for Graduation

In case you couldn’t tell from the obnoxious influx of photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and in yesterday’s post, I graduated from The University of Nottingham this week. Everything I’ve worked toward for the past three years finally culminated in a ceremony on a lovely, sunny Monday morning.

I assume you’re all about to lavish me with praise and adoration, so thanks in advance ❤️

Graduation comes with a lot of things to think about, and tbh it can be quite stressful, so here’s my guide to it:

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Benito Brow Bar | Derby

Brows, brows, brows. What a lot of fuss, right? They went from being little slices of hair on your forehead that no one really cared too much about to being the most important part of your face in the blink of an eye. To be honest, I am not good at maintaining the ol’ caterpillars, so I was all too happy to accept an invitation to the Benito Brow Bar in Derby.

My friend and I shuffled in late (thanks, traffic) so we didn’t get much of a chance to introduce ourselves to the other bloggers, but we were just in time to graciously accept a glass of prosecco and watch the demonstration.

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The Moving Feast

Is there anything worse than being sat in a restaurant, having just demolished a lovely meal, and realising that none of the dessert options are quite what you want? Even though you’ve just had a great dinner, you know that the dessert your heart desires can be found in the restaurant just around the corner.

For some reason, having dinner in one place and dessert in another is frowned upon. I don’t know why this is because I’ve done it a couple of times myself and it’s been great. But now, the stigma is being lifted. Nottingham BID, in association with It’s In Nottingham, is fronting a dining revolution: The Moving Feast.

The concept of the Moving Feast is simple: you have starters in one restaurant, mains in other, and dessert in another. Think of it as being a bar crawl for your belly.

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