Monday, November 12

The Silver Lining

Third year is rushing past and, if I can't find a job and an affordable place to stay here in London, I presume I'll be off back to Leicester in July. It's not the most desirable option, I've flown the nest and I don't want to go back. It's not just because I like London, but I've become very used to living close to my boyfriend.
Holidays put miles between us as I go to Leicester and he goes to Southend. I know there are plenty of couples like us and plenty with an even bigger distance between them, but it doesn't make me like our situation any more.
But on the bright side, being so far apart gives us the chance to have weekends away when we are seeing each other. When he comes up to Leicester I do things that I don't normally do. Walks around the lakes rather than powering round on my bike, eating somewhere nice in town rather than grabbing a bite on the go or waiting till I get home. Sadly the list also includes sharing a single bed and not getting to sprawl around on my own, but I can't complain.
And when I visit him? I get to go to the seaside. Well, they call it the sea, but Southend is on the Thames estuary and it's a bit too brown to be the sea in my books! But still, walks down the front and fresh, insanely sugary donuts, it's perfect for a weekend with the boy and it almost makes up for the time we spend apart. It's what I've been treated to this weekend and, if we do go home after uni rather than staying in London, then I believe it's what will get us through.
I must admit, part of the reason for the mushy post is the need for a post to attach the weekend's pictures to. They're not that fancy but I love my new camera and I'm getting more and more used to it, that means you all have to put up with the results! Enjoy.