March 2017


March was one hell of a month.

Catching my breath and taking a moment to sit down and write this seems strange since so much of this month has happened on the go. I’ve read novels for class in airports, written presentations in hotel rooms and scrawled submissions on rickety trains. Don’t even get me started on the amount of times I’ve tried to work on documents on my phone and wished I’d gotten one with a larger screen size. This month has re-categorised busy for me, but I’ve really enjoyed it.

In part, that’s due to the fact that March is spring break for St Andrews students. Ahead of our two week hiatus from classes, we tend to have a lot of deadlines (and I’ve got a few just after it too!) and things turn up a notch. This year I’ve also been doing some travelling with work over the break, which means I’ve been on a bit of a whirlwind tour of the UK. I’m not complaining because I a) love my job and b) love exploring new places but boy was it tiring at times. And it involved a lot of packing/unpacking, which you all know that I hate. In fact, I should be unpacking so I can pack for a trip the day after next but instead I’m sat here chatting to you lot. The loveliest form of procrastination of course but still not the best decision I could have made.

The problem is that all this travelling has given me itchy feet. I seem to be spending my spare time on various holiday sites or travel blogs trying to figure out where is next on the list/where I can actually afford to go. Of course, Disney is pretty high up on the ‘want to go’ side of things…

In amongst all of this, I’ve tried some great food and read some brilliant books, which, as you are probably well aware, makes for a very happy Kelly. I even took part in my first blog tour, which I loved! I hope I can do some more in the future.

Since this is my last semester herein St Andrews, I’m trying to make the most of it and not get too stressed out. I’m starting to think about all the things that I would like to do and places I would like to eat at before I leave St Andrews so there will probably be a spate of food reviews on this here blog over the next couple of months.

This month I also got to try one of the Charlotte Tilbury eye palettes for the first time and now I really quite fancy one. It’s not a financial reality right now but it’s taking pride of place on my wishlist. Rather dangerously, I also popped into the Kate Spade store in London and spied a few things in there too! This list of mine is getting pretty hefty and pretty spendy…

Finally, March saw This Northern Gal celebrate three years on the t’internet and I even held a giveaway. I can’t believe it’s been three years – they’ve been a blast – and it was so much to have a blog birthday.

How was March for you?

Kelly x

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