Uni: The First 24 Hours!

September 20, 2015 0 By Bethanie

Well, As I write this blog, I am currently sat in the kitchen of my new home, which I share with 12 absolutely fabulous people, quite honestly, each one of my flatmates are great (I know it’s only been 24 hours however, I can already tell that this is going to be a fab year)

Moving in was the easy part, just bringing things up to the 4th floor and then putting all of your boxes in a neat pile inside your room is as simple as it gets, the unpacking part however, not so easy, you have to find a place for everything and you feel as though you don’t have nearly enough room for everything, however, by the end of it, you find that you have more than enough space and your bedroom feels like a fab little home away from home. Just a quick tip for anyone who may be going to uni in the future, make sure that you bring some little home touches with you, I personally brought a few photos with me, my tickets from my favourite west end shows (as decoration) a few trinket boxes and some ornaments. If you want to leave your room at home as it is, then your local area may have a few shops that have a few little decorative pieces for sale, a word to the wise, if your in Southampton, then the Primark here is great for choice on clothes, but the home section is rather limited.

So far, I’ve been a typical fresher, though I haven’t actually been out into the city yet, last night I ended up drinking with a few of my flatmates and lets just say after (potentially, I don’t know yet) breaking my thumb and then taking a quick nap with the ironing board on top of me, it would be safe to say that I’ve had my first drunken night at uni, surprisingly however, this morning I managed to avoid the freshers flu and other than having a swollen and painful thumb, I felt fine.

Then to exploring the local area once I had risen from my bed this morning, Southampton, though not completely great on appearances in some areas, is absolutely fabulous for shopping, so far I’ve discovered 3 shopping centres, West Quay, which is home to a multitude of fashion outlets and department stores, It also has a food court on the top level, which actually has EVERY type of food that you could want, The Marlands and  Swan Centre. Between the three shopping centres you have everything you could want covered, Asda is also a 2 minute walk away from West Quay so you literally can do all of your shopping in the city centre.

So it’s safe to say, I’m sorted where I am! I’m absolutely loving it here, It’s going to be fab.

As always, thanks for reading!

Beth-Marie x