If there’s one thing I’m looking forward to this year, it’s the return of Thirteen Senses. Unfortunately, not many people seem to have heard of them. Their third album, ‘Crystal Sounds’ is out on February 21st and the first single from that album ‘Loneliest Star’ is out on February 14th. I really want to see them, they’re playing on 22nd February at The London Garage but I really can’t justify buying a ticket and travelling all the way to London when I’m so skint. I’ll have to wait for the UK tour.

You should definitely check them out, especially if you’re into bands such as Embrace, Starsailor and Athelete.

Don’t worry, I haven’t abandoned my blog already, I’ve been away for a few days!
Essex was great, I finally got to my boyfriend’s house at around 11pm after having dinner at Frankie and Benny’s in Romford. On Tuesday, we went to Maldon which was a lovely little town and I can’t wait to go again in the summer!

On Wednesday we went to London to stay with my boyfriend’s aunt and then we got up early Thursday morning and travelled to Hammersmith to meet our friends and queue for Britain’s Got Talent! We were stood in the pouring rain for just over two hours but it was so worth it. We had a great view of the stage and could see Ant and Dec the whole way through, they were hilarious! We also had a good view of the judges (Amanda Holden, Louis Walsh and Michael Mcintyre). There were some really good acts, the ones I thought were the best were a boy called Ronan who sang ‘Feeling Good’ and a boy called Robbie who sang ‘My Way’. I can’t wait until it’s aired!

Michael Mcintyre, Ant and Dec

On Friday we spent the day in London. We went to the Petrie Museum and the British Museum as I needed to get some photos for my uni work (which I really need to start soon!) and we went to Covent Garden for a bit before we went our seperate ways.

These two little dogs made my week! The top one is Pippin, she’s 9 and the bottom one is Archie who’s 1 and so full of energy!

Back to reality now! I have 5000 words to write for uni (3 seperate assignments) so I need to get cracking with those on Monday as I have to work all weekend. 
Before work today, I popped into Paperchase and found some amazing cards that look like the old Ladybird books I used to read when I was younger, and they were reduced to £1 each! I got Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty. They’ll be going on my wall with all my other random postcards and things.
How cute are they?
My boyfriend also bought me this travelcard holder from the British Museum. I love ANYTHING to do with Ancient Egypt and I hate those IKEA oyster card holders you get given when you buy an oyster card. I love it!

You may remember me mentioning the Cath Kidston bag I wanted.. well on Wednesday I checked the website and it was in stock so I ordered it, expecting it to turn up some time this week. I got to Winchester Friday afternoon and my lovely next door neighbour popped round with a parcel for me.. it was my bag!

I’m so pleased with it! Look how lovely it is! It’s a lot roomier than I expected as well, I can fit everything I need in there (and more!) so I can see myself using this a lot. I’ll be taking it away with me this week. I decided to take a photo of everything that’s in my bag:
Clockwise from top left: tablets and stuff, my leather filofax that I had for my 21st off my dad, bright pink pen for writing in the filofax, Cath Kidston purse, bottle of water, iPod touch, Cath Kidston ticket holder, my beloved blackberry, house keys on a Cath Kidston (surprise suprise) keyring, Avon lipstick, vaseline and hairbrush.
It really does fit a lot of stuff in!
I popped into Paperchase on my break today and bought a few Christmas things in the sale. I got a pink reindeer (which I’m going to have up in my room all year round) a small black Christmas tree (I don’t usually like them but this is small and cute) and some pink tinsel. It came to a grand total of £2.50. What a bargain! Here’s a photo:
Also, I don’t know whether I mentioned this in an earlier post but I spent my New Year’s Eve by myself, dying my hair. I used Superdrug’s own dye in ‘Spice Red‘. I’m really pleased with how it came out seeing as the dye only cost me £2.50! Everyone at work has been complimenting me, even a customer said I’ve got ‘the most amazing hair colour’. I’ll definitely be buying it again, especially as it’s on offer at the moment at two for £5 and they do 10% student discount!
It’s made my hair so shiny!

Anyway, I’d better leave this for now. I have to leave for work at 9:15 and then I’m going straight to London from there and I won’t be getting to Essex until after 11pm!