Sunday, 20 December 2015

Fortnightly Catch Up #14

 Hello there! How have you been? I can't believe that it's less than a week until Christmas, which means less than two weeks left until 2016- where has this year gone? This fortnight has consisted of a lot of Christmas-related activities, and has ended in a trip back to Suffolk. I'm looking forward to having a bit of a break from work (although I don't think it'll be a very big one!) and spending some time at home over the holiday period.
 This fortnight has involved eating a lot of food (I mean it's Christmas right?). This all kicked off with the University's English Society Christmas party at Bloo88. A night filled with some dancing, and eating a lot of pizza, it was a lovely way to properly celebrate handing all of my essays in, and hanging out with my friends outside of lectures and seminars.

  This carried over to the next day where we gathered at Megan and Nicola's for our annual Christmas curry and movie night! We've had this as a tradition since first year, and next year we'll just all have to gather at someone's house so we can carry this on!  It was an evening filled with laughter, a lot of curry and Jude Law (we watched The Holiday).

 We also had our house Christmas meal within this week! It was lovely to spend some time with everyone in the house at the same time, as this year we've all been so busy that it's a rare occurrence that we're all together at once. After our meal we exchanged our secret santa gifts and sat down to watch Santa Claus (not the Tim Allen one but the 1985 one, my favourite Christmas film!).

  Tom and I went to see a production of The Snowman at City Hall, and after a mix up of timing that made me think we'd missed it, we were lucky enough to have missed the non-Snowman half. They played the original snowman film, but had a live orchestra playing the music to it. We both really enjoyed the show, and if we go again next year I will be triple checking what time it actually starts!

  As one of our gifts to each other this year, Tom and I filled a stocking for one another. Rather than having to carry it all the way home and pack it onto the train, we decided to exchange them early! I really enjoyed finding bits throughout the last couple of months that could go into his stocking, and Tom really enjoyed it too so we will definitely be doing this again every year!

 As I said Tom and I have now travelled home for a couple of weeks, and so of course we were reunited with Tilly! We took our annual Christmas family photo, and I love being able to look back over the ones we've taken over the last few years. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes as the years carry on!
 Today we went for a pre-Christmas mea to The Artichoke pub. I had a nut roast with yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and a massive array of vegetables! The one thing about Sheffield is that I miss being able to just go out for a meal with my family and spend some time with them, so I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks at home! Although I will have to be doing some work in-between, I'm hoping that next year because I'll have graduated (ahh) I'll be able to properly chill out and relax over the festive period!

 What have you been up to recently? I hope you have a lovely fortnight with whatever you do, and the next fortnightly catch up will be with you in 2016!

Love Jess xxx


  1. Lovely to have Jessica home for a couple of weekday, although we keep in touch daily by text and FaceTime weekly, it's nice to spend sometime sitting together and watching Christmas favourites xxxx

  2. Sounds like you've had such a lovely couple of festive weeks! I'm looking forward to spending time with my family over Christmas too. I think exchanging stockings is so lovely, I haven't for a couple of years but I'd like to start doing it again xx

    Ioanna |

    1. It has been lovely thank you! I would definitely recommend doing stockings again, they're so much fun :) Have a fab Christmas and New Year! xx


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