I thought I would do a little update on how I’m using my bullet journal as bullet journaling is something I can’t imagine not doing right now. My gorgeous hardback notebook from Paperchase has finally been filled up and for the last few weeks I’ve been using this slim notebook from Ohh Deer’s December Papergang box. I love the cute design on this notebook and it is so light and handy to carry around. For a while I was convinced I had drawn on the cat sitting in the window myself but alas, this is not true and I don’t know why I thought that.

Since February I’ve been using a pack of Stabilo pens to bullet journal and I cannot stress enough how much this change has improved my usage of my bullet journal. They make everything so much neater and organised and I love the way everything looks as a whole. I have also been using washi tape, both as a page divider, to stick things in and to cover up any mistakes I make. It is a really fun way of adding more colour and making it feel a lot less structured and more fun. I picked up a pack of washi tape from Amazon for something like £9 in September and I’ve also received a couple of beautiful designs through the Papergang.

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Getting a stationery subscription was one of the best things I did in 2016 (bit sad but the truth) and I can’t believe it will almost be a whole year since I started spending £11.90 on a box of stationery every month to add to my ever expanding collection.

I use a lot of stationery so I feel pretty justified having this little luxury every month, even though I treat myself all the damn time. This box was a collaboration with Arden Rose, everything is absolutely gorgeous and what makes them even more appealing is the fact I would never have picked them up for myself.

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I thought I would be more sad about university being over for a second year but in all honesty, I’m bloody relieved. I feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, my chest, everywhere and I can just breathe again. I can do things like read a book or blog or go to the shops without guilty that I should be revising. I can think about other things and have a few months to myself.

Moving out the flat is going to be sad, I’ll be really miss this flat. My window, my bed, my wardrobes. I’ll miss sitting on the windowsill and just watching the world go by with a cup of coffee or a can of diet coke. I’ll miss this area, I’ll miss Brunch coffees, avocado on toast from Meadow Road and browsing the Day Today for cheap wine and chocolate bars.

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It is Thursday evening and I have had a really good day, like a really good day. I’ve fake tanned (one of my newest hobbies) so I think I smell quite nice and I did a Garnier moisture tissue mask for the first time and I think I can already feel a different in my skin. My flatmate did tell me I looked like Hannibal Lecter which was alarmingly true when I looked in the mirror – maybe don’t do one of these if you home alone late at night after watching a horror film if you are a giant wuss like me.

It’s been a strange old week: no exams means no responsibilities (well kind of) and I’ve been ambling around the West End eating out and drinking cocktails. V nice for me, a change from my usual spirits of rolling around in my bed in a hoodie that hasn’t been washed in weeks. I have done lots of packing and lots of tidying and lots of moping around because I’m moving out my lovely flat on Sunday and I am going to miss it so much.

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In hindsight, spending a whole 12 hours in London was probably not the one three days before my first exam. Needless to say, it probably won’t be my brightest of moves as a person who neglects revision until the last week and a half. But as visa appointments are a fickle thing (not to mention bloody terrifying and a harrowing experience let me tell ya), I kind of just had to take what I could get and hustle on with it.

We ended up flying to London due to the time constraints and it being a smidge cheaper than the train. This brought me to Edinburgh airport at like 4.30am which is also not the one and I didn’t fly back again until half past 8 at night so this left us with practically the whole day on our hands. My little sissy came along for the ride so I wasn’t a lost little soul on my own wandering around (although I’m pretty sure I would have also enjoyed that too).

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