Friday, 13 September 2013

These are a few of my favourite things

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.

Squashes at Kew

Macro bee

Spiky colours at Kew

Favourite hangout

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 holiday.

Studying again

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!


  1. your favourite things sound lovely. glad you are excited and prepared to go back, hope it goes really well for you x

  2. Your end of summer visits sound wonderful, and the photos are great. I really must give sock knitting another go, they must be lovely to wear I think. Hope the next year of university goes well for you Nancy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Good luck with the start of the new term and a return to your busy schedule. I am knitting carves and wristwarmers at the moment. And admin. Lots of admin.

  4. I'm so impressed with your organization! Good luck with your return to school -- you sound like just the type of person that nursing needs -- lucky, lucky patients. Looking forward to sock updates!

  5. Have a lovely new term, Nancy. And blog some of your muffin recipes when you've got a minute ;-)


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