A Not So Quick Update From Manchester: I Continue To Be A Cryptid

Sooo things didn’t exactly go as planned. It’s February and I haven’t wrapped up anything 2017 related, I’m pretty sure I’ve missed three monthly wrap ups and while I wanted to write at least weekly posts about Manchester I uh failed that too

I’ve been busy adjusting, exploring Manchester, my best friend stayed with me for a week, I was busy watching Netflix, and uh got caught upย in trying to figure out my family tree, something I’ve tried to do multiple times over the years but I never got that far. Meaning I didn’t get anywhere. I’ve decided to put things on hold as it was giving me quite a headache to get farther as I hit a bump in the road. Of course at the point which I’ve been most curious about pretty much my entire life, namelyย my great great great (? I’m terrible at ‘great great great’ stuff it’s so confusing) grandmother who was Indonesian. Of course that makes it a lil bit harder to find stuff out because ya know colonisation.ย But hey at least I found out what my great grandfather was called, something my grandfather didn’t know as he just always referred to him as ‘opa’ (which is Dutch for grandfather) so at least I could tell my grandfather what his grandfather was called. I’ll try to find out more when I get back home.

I’ve been slowly getting back into blogging (I’ve been reading a few blog posts!!) and I’m starting to get excited about blogging again, so hopefully I’ll be able to write some posts soon (I do have a review coming up for an ARC so I felt enough pressure to get started on that)

So with those excuses out of the way, let’s hope I won’t disappear again after this lol If I do I’m just gonna pretend that didn’t happen okay? Just pretend with me I don’t want to write a post like this every few weeks haha

Some other things I did/happened to me I want to share:

๐Ÿ’›ย I cut my finger open on a box of washing powder, got a piece of my phone’s screen protector stuck in my thumb and my other thumb started bleeding randomly MY FINGERS ARE NOT SAFE
๐Ÿ’›ย For the first time in what’s probably three years I’m borrowing books from a library?? It’s been even longer that I actually borrowed books that I actually wanted to read. The uni library doesn’t have THAT much fiction I want to read but it’s something and I feel so blessed is this how American bookworms feel
๐Ÿ’›ย Today was the first time I saw one of my housemates in like,, 2 weeks
๐Ÿ’›ย So basically I’m continuing to be a cryptid*
๐Ÿ’›ย In my defense my social anxiety just gets a lil bit too bad to go out in the kitchen/living room while there are people there, especially more than one
๐Ÿ’›ย But other than the usual (social) anxiety that honestly should’ve been expected but I didn’t really think about before coming here (which is a good thing because I might not have gone if I had) I think I’m doing pretty okay? I’ve gotten adjusted to things, gotten my routine and am less homesick
๐Ÿ’›ย My friend and I went to the refresher’s fair mostly because we were promised free pizza but we got one tiny slice #betrayed
๐Ÿ’›ย I uh… I bought more plushies *hides*
๐Ÿ’›ย I will show them in their respective posts (well, one of them hasn’t arrived yet) but hint: it’s Stitch dressed as the Easter Bunny and a super cute Dobby**
๐Ÿ’›ย The fire alarm goes off pretty much every week and lemme tell you it is not fun I get a panic attack everytime and apparently fire alarms are now a trigger for me because I had to mute B99 when the fire alarm went off on there!!
๐Ÿ’›ย Speaking of B99 have I mentioned before how grateful I am for this show it does wonders for my mental health really as most of the time it can make me feel better so guess who’s rewatching
๐Ÿ’›ย I found my precious seaweed rice crackers at a supermarket in Chinatown, gasped and started to whisper sing ‘Hallelujah’ – I really hope the guy behind the counter didn’t notice
๐Ÿ’›ย I’m still not cooking because the kitchen is still gross but I cleaned the oven (which was also gross!!) so at least I can get oven meals like quiche and spring rolls
๐Ÿ’›ย I also finally caved and became Cinderella and vacuumed the hallway, kitchen and living room because I couldn’t stand it any longer
๐Ÿ’›ย Today I suddenly heard someone vacuum the hallway??? It wasn’t me?? Shook

* ย I just realised that I’ve kind of been a cryptid in the blogosphere as well *mind blown*
** I mean obviously Dobby is always cute but have you seen the official Dobby plush?? I’m sorry but no

Wow that list was a lot longer than I expected. Anyway, I’m going to Oxford tomorrow with my friend through the International Society, so hopefully I won’t be too tired on Sunday so that I can write a few posts, as Iย really really want to

How have you all been?? Any exciting news?? Posts you’re proud of that I MUST read? (Please give links!) Tell me everything!!

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18 thoughts on “A Not So Quick Update From Manchester: I Continue To Be A Cryptid

  1. Heyyy!! Sounds like you are super busy โ€” Iโ€™m so proud of you! Youโ€™re doing so well, especially living away from home ๐Ÿ˜„ XXX

  2. I’m glad to hear you are slowly adjusting to the life in Manchester and so, so happy to read a recap from you! <3 And YES always buy more plushies, you can NEVER have enough of these now, can you? :P
    Have a lot of fun in Oxford, I love that city so, so much <3

    • Hopefully more recaps will follow soon! โค Haha that’s true, but I do need to be able to take them back with me :P
      Thank you, it was a lot of fun! Though it was only a few hours it was definitely worth it :) It’s gorgeous โค I need to go back ASAP to fully explore it :P

  3. I am always so happy to hear from you, but don’t feel pressured to blog if you are occupied with other things lately. That is totally normal and you should enjoy the time and rest when possible :D
    hahaha I loved that last bit about the vacuuming. It was probably one of your roommates, right? You inspired them with your vacuuming :D

  4. After a long break, it can be really hard going back into blogging (I know from experience). It is so easy to get caught up in the hectic nature of the blogging world, which is even crazier when you already have a busy life!

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  7. Glad to hear you are adjusting (I initially wrote enjusting and just why?) . Sorry to hear about your anxiety though. Living with other people like that (who also do not clean oh my gosh) has to be so hard. So go you for doing this. :D

    • Thank you! WordPress has been deleting comments from my notifications again, so sorry for getting back to you this late! Yeah I didn’t really think about the living with housemates part before coming here, which is really a good thing because otherwise I might not have gone through with this haha. Thank you! :)

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