Despite the freezing cold winds which have been sweeping Portsmouth, people seem to be quite merry. I guess you’ve got to be cheerful when it’s so cold and dark all the time.
Every winter I promise myself I’ll be well prepared with presents and ahead with my workload, and every year I end up rushing around in a mad dash because I’ve left it all too late. This year will be no different, I can tell you that already! It’d be really nice to relax a bit before the 25th, maybe spend a couple of days just catching-up with friends. I’m sure I’ll do everything and see everyone somehow, although it will probably be a blur of events which passes by too quickly.
There’s one positive, however. I’ve got a cold! Although a blocked nose and irritating cough aren’t normally a cause for celebration, I can assure you it’s a good thing. Over the last few Christmases I have been plagued by an annoying cold, and it’s never as enjoyable eating a Christmas dinner when everything tastes the same. So, if I’ve got the cold out of the way now, there’s no way I’m gonna get another one (he says).
I will be glad when lectures finish. Not because I don’t like them, but because it would be nice to have some form of rest – I’m sure my lecturers would agree!
Just one more week to go…