And so far, I have to say....
THEY WERE COMPLETELY WRONG!
I love being able to have a lie-in, and roll out of bed when I want :)
And if I'm completely honest, I've been too busy to really sit at home all day and appreciate my time off!
I've been going back and forth to Liverpool to sort out stuff for my job there which starts in sept, I've had my uni friends come over to manc, and then last week I caught the train to Sheffield to see them (Sheffield is like middle ground for us all to meet).
I've never really been to Sheffield, but people told me it was a crappy place to go really.
I have to disagree, I like it! Outside the train station there's this really nice, big water fountain thingy, and the city centre was pretty nice!
I didn't go to meadow hall though, which is supposed to be the main shopping centre.
Then me and my mum went to London to see 'Wicked' at the Victoria Apollo theatre, and we generally spent the day being little tourists and going around london! I absolutely adore London, and will dedicate a whole blog post on my little London adventure in a few days :)
But yes, Wicked is definitely worth watching! I think Phantom of the Opera is still my favourite show I've seen so far, but Wicked is 2nd :D
It's basically about the wicked witch of the west, and explains how she became known as the wicked witch, when really, she's a misunderstood activist, but I'll explain more in the next post.
If anyone's seen wicked, how did you find it? And are there any other shows you'd recommend watching in the west end?
We're thinking of going back to London for a weekend to watch Les Miserables, so if anyone has seen it let me know how it was!
Then the day after that, I went to my good friend Anum's big brothers wedding.
But the only thing was, there was no bride!!
It's the first wedding I've ever been to where there is no bride! Basically, the bride is from Italy, and the family went over to do the Nikkah, which is the islamic marriage, and then bring her over to celebrate on the Walima, which is the wedding day hosted by the grooms side. But something went wrong with her passport or visa or something? I don't know.
SO to put a good spin on a bad situation, the groom walked in with his cousins and his close guy friends, with all of them (apart from the groom of course) wearing a mask with the brides face on! It was still an enjoyable wedding, just a bit unorthodox!
And then the day after that, we did a little tea party thing for my mate sam. It was a chance for all her nearest and dearest to sit down and relax together before her big day, as it's extremely hard for everyone to see each other all the time since some of her friends where coming down from sheffield, coventry etc.
We went to this little tea place in Manchester city centre called 'Sugar Junction'. It's a vintage themed tea room/cafe, that does lovely stuff! So we got tea and scone and other desserts and had a good laugh!
Then the day after that Me and Sam went out with our college friend, Aneeza, who we hadn't seen in, like, 2 years! So it was lovely catching up and reconnecting with her :)
SO it's been a pretty busy time for me as of late! And it's only getting busier! Sam's getting married next sat, so we need to practice dances for her Mehndi (henna party thing), and then usually the week before the wedding, there are these things called 'Dholkis', where girls and ladies get together and have a sing song to traditional punjabi weddingy songs, have a little dance, eat, of course! and just generally be merry! And that's usually done every evening in the week leading up to the wedding so I have that to prepare for :D
And next thursday is my darling Zee's birthday :) (remember her from this post?). I've got her a lovely bag for her birthday and can't wait to see her to give it to her!
ohh I almost forgot! The dress!
Anyhoo that's what i've been up to!
You guys been up to much?