In this final week before University begins again, I've managed to fit in an energetic end-of-summer visit to Kew Gardens, and a long anticipated trip to the British Museum to see the magnificent Life and Death in Pompeii and Hurculaneum exhibition. Flowers, pumpkins, a tessalated glass roof, ancient artefacts and good friends - some of my very favourite things.
And now I am
rubbing handcream into my hands, in anticipation of going
back to University next week. A nurse's hands are very dry and sore
from all the handwashing and disinfectant alcohol handrub they have to
endure, but mine have recovered somewhat over this long, lazy summer
I've done what reading I can, found a new notebook and printed off my timetable. I've been baking every day and have filled the freezer with muffins and loaves of bread in anticipation of days when there's nothing for breakfast and I haven't even got the time or energy to eat a slice of soda bread, never mind bake one. I can't believe it was a whole year ago that I started my course. I've loved and needed the summer off, but I'm so pleased to be going back now.
Along with going back to University, comes commuting once again, and therefore the return of sock knitting, which I can stuff into my bag and do on the tube. I am obsessed with sock knittingat the moment, and I have come to realise that it is a cyclical enthusiasm - as soon as it is cool enough to wear hand knitted socks again, I remember how wonderful they are and feel compelled to knit more. Stay tuned for sock updates!