Sunday, 20 April 2014

Everyday Is Like Sunday

With the first week of my easter holiday drawing to a close, I thought I'd take a little time out and reflect - before I dive headfirst into mountains of Irish History and layout designs. 

As a publishing student, I find it quite odd that reading books for pleasure takes a back seat. It's not that we are given lots of texts to read - although my reading list is quite long, they're mostly reference books and style guides - but every subject seems to forget that they are not your only subject. Which is a fancy way of saying they give us a truckload of work to do. Luckily, I've practically completed one subject out of three, so now I'm hoping to concentrate fully on my other two modules. 

As you can see, I take my reading choices very seriously
Recently, I've spent a lot of my spare time reading, which is great. As a wee one, I loved climbing into bed, knowing I could probably squeeze in a chapter or two before bedtime, and felt like it would influence my dreams or ambitions. A little worrying when I started to get into crime thrillers, but a nice sentiment nonetheless. These days, I often have to steal away a few hours during the day to read but it's still something I don't manage to do enough. However, after really struggling to get back into the reading habit at the start of the year, I've now squirrelled away at a few shorter books in my collection. Yay, me!

This week I have also started to develop some mixed feelings about my hair. It just never seems to go how I want it to, or look how I want it to. My lofty ambitions to be a fair, grey maiden are pretty much all but dashed thanks to some stubborn bits that won't lighten beyond an ashen blonde. Odd strands that are hard to lighten without damaging the more obediently coloured strands. Which results in an overall mish-mash look, and not one I'm relishing in. It's pretty difficult, this do-it-yourself business, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. 

To leave on a lighter note - Monday sees Joe's brother's 21st birthday so I'm hoping to maybe bake him a cake, obviously, but I'm not sure. I made Joe a guinness and chocolate cake a few years ago, so it may be time to recreate that... Any suggestions for boy-appropriate cakes? 

Chelsea xo


  1. SOMETHING IN THE SHAPE OF A DINOSAUR! :P Not too difficult at all xx

  2. I think school in general makes a lot of us put pleasurable reading on the back seat, and I totally know how you feel about hair! Lovely blog

    x leah symonne x

    1. It sure does! There's just so much other stuff to concentrate on! I think I'm going to book in a hair cut - it's for the best x

  3. Racing car cake. Prop open a book to read whilst you're beavering away at it. Done.
    Got nothing on the hair front though, I like your barnet!!
    M x Life Outside London

    1. I like the barnet too but it just isn't playing nice with me >:(


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