My relaxation bender!

I have to be honest, at the ripe old age of 22 I had never been on a relaxation bender, until now. Even when on holiday I’m always doing something or going somewhere, I never actually stop and just relax. So after the last five months of slogging my guts out day after day in the library, not so many all-nighters as I tend to fall asleep but many early starts, the work load has finally eased off. And in the last week I decided to go on a relaxation bender. I didn’t really make a conscious decision to do this, it sort of just happened and I’m not complaining. The joys of being a student! From here on in I’m basically going to tell you how awesome my week has been, buckle up.

The last week has been absolutely glorious; I’ve caught up on sleep, watched multiple movies, eaten myself out of house and home and laughed until I cried. I bet you’re green with envy right now; I would be if I wasn’t me.

This time last week I was at home excitedly awaiting the arrival of my cousin over from NYC (my favourite place in the world). Great food was eaten, delicious wine was consumed and tales of my father’s childhood in the West of Ireland were told. I love when family comes to visit!

Sadly I was then torn away from the parents nest, returning to the student house in Cheltenham. Not to worry, a relaxing evening with the girls was thoroughly enjoyed and was swiftly followed by a day of pampering to ready ourselves for our final summer ball at the one and only Cheltenham Racecourse. It was an incredible night followed by a just as incredible duvet day – believe it or not it was my first one, EVER!

Dolled up and ready to party!!

And the laziness of this duvet day managed to seep into the rest of my week. I’ve slept in late (9am), I’ve sat talking for hours about meaningless things, I watched day time TV (slightly embarrassed) and I’ve painted my nails way too many time. And the highlight of my week, bar the cousins’ visit and the summer ball has to be the two trips to the cinema within 24 hours. The joys of having a housemate who works at Cineworld.

I’d forgotten how much I love the cinema. Noting beats stuffing your face full of popcorn, sweets and fizzy pop even though you’re neither hungry nor thirsty, and it’s all in the name of film, 3D film that is. To be honest I’m yet to jump on this bandwagon, I find the adverts before the film tend to be more 3D than the film itself. A severe disappointment to say the least.

My issues with 3D cinema aside on Tuesday evening I marched into the cinema suited and booted in my finest 3D glasses to indulge in a little action hero drama, that’s right, I went to see The Avengers. What girl wouldn’t love to watch the beautiful specimens named Iron Man, Thor, Captain American and let’s throw in the Hulk fight the evils of another galaxy to save the world – but really it’s only ever New York that gets attacked. From a chick flick connoisseur, that film was pretty epic.

And then yesterday I once again graced Cineworld with my presence to attend the first screening of American Pie Reunion. When the original American Pie hit the screens back in 1999 I was only ten years old, thirteen years later I’m all caught up on the action. American Pie Reunion had me in stiches from start to finish, I award it a whopping 10/10, it deserves a gold star for being so awesome.

Gold stars all the way!

My evening and relaxation bender didn’t stop there; I rounded off cooking dinner with the girls and renting a Chris Evans spectacular – What’s your number?  If you need a good laugh this is the film for you. So there you have it, my first relaxation bender was truly wonderful and rest assure it will not be my last.