Officially A University Student

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

After the agonising 8 week wait for my A-Level results, I managed to bag myself 2 As and a C which I was chuffed about! In all honestly, I would have loved a B instead of a C in English Lit, but seeing as I got into my first choice uni, and got more Ucas points that I needed, I can't complain, because I am one happy girl! Finally, the worry and the panic turned into pure and utter excitement at moving to Nottingham and being a uni student there!

People continuously ask me if I'm going to miss my parents and miss the home comforts, and of course I am. But, I genuinely think I'm going to have such an amazing time! Facebook has been a saint in allowing me to find my future flatmates via accommodation groups, and after hearing the horror stories from some of my friends about their 'odd' flatmates, I'm so pleased to have found a group of people who seem really lovely!

Now here's the situation. A flat shared between 8 people, 1 room each, 1 ensuite each, and a shared kitchen which means 1 drawer, 1 cupboard, 1 fridge shelf and 1 freezer drawer per person. No. That isn't happening. Well, it is happening, but there is no way I'm going to fit all my stuff into a cupboard and a drawer. Not to mention all my shoes and clothes into a small wardrobe a three drawers fit for a mouses clothes. Oh. To give you an insight into how much stuff I do really have, here is my kitchen list.

Tea Towels
Dustpan and brush
Pots and Pans
Cutlery (16 piece set)
Dinner set (12 piece)
Chopping boards x2
Tupperware boxes
Tea and sugar jars
Microwaveable pan
Plastic Bowls
Frying pan
Griddle pan
Mugs x6
Tumblers x4
Colour glasses x4
Wine glasses x6
Pyrex dishes
Pasta bake dish
Wooden spoon x2
Sausage tongs
Pizza cutter
Potato masher
Measuring jugs
Bottle opener
Spaghetti Tongs
Can opener
Bottle opener
Potato peeler

It's like I'm moving into my own bloody house, not a shared flat. But I'll tell you why I've got so much. I hate being in the situation where I'm in the middle of cooking, or doing something in general, and I don't have it the items I need. You know when you're wrapping a present, and you come to realise you've no celotape. Annoying, right? I don't want to have to be mid preparing my dinner when I realise I haven't got a potato masher to mash my potato's. Yes, I could use a fork, but why would I want to do that when it will take 3 times as long. Plus, my potato masher was only 67p from Wilko's. Can't go wrong really.

It'll be a different matter when trying to force all these brilliant utensils into one cupboard, I might have to implement some child safety locks on the cupboard, purely to stop all the utensils spilling out onto the floor. I'd rather be overprepared and store unused items in my room (if I have room), than be unprepared and cut my pizza with a blunt knife. You may call in kitchen OCD but when I serve up perfectly peeled potato's and immaculately served spaghetti, who will be laughing then?

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