Also, whilst I am rambling, I would like to quickly apologise for the lack of posts lately. I have had so much reading - and thus procrastinating - to do as for English Lit we are doing a novel, a Shakespeare play and an extract of Chaucer each week. And I have all the work for German and the reading for the German History module to do on top of that. So, of an evening I find myself slumped in my bed watching EastEnders rather than trying to put together a blog post that actually makes any sense because after a day of discussing the metafictional and the subversion of the genre of bildungsroman, I just want to sit there in a semi-conscious state.
Finally, and I promise this is the final bit of admin stuff, I want to say thanks to everyone who commented on my post where I ranted about being single (you can read it here). You guys are all super and - I completely forgot - there are now 400 of you! Snuck that extra admin point in. I feel like I should do something to celebrate. Maybe a giveaway will be on the cards soon? I'm not sure because I am a poor, simpering student but I could rustle something up. Maybe a lecture hand-out on the Volksgemeinschaft and the Master Signifier? Not your kinda thing? Well, I'll think of something...
I took this picture stood upon a mound of clutter that I had moved to create the illusion of a tidy room.
I don't tend to open the blinds as I'm not 100% sure we are allowed and it's not hugely safe to anyway. So all these pictures are taken in harsh artificial lighting - any photographers might want to look away now lest the poor quality pictures cause pain to you.
This corkboard is one of my favourite part of the room. I was given the ladybird pins as a leaving gift from my uncle and I sourced the postcards from all over - some from the postcard swap too. Unfortunately I ran out of pins to put the rest of the postcards up too.
I got the poster, which depicts a range of covers of Pride and Prejudice books, at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath.
These hang on my wardrobe doors. I got the lavender heart from a flea market and the bird from an 'odds and ends' shop.
Are you guys proud of my bed making skills? Only took me a whole summer working at a holiday lodge to learn how to make it...
The duvet cover is from Primark and the pillowcase is from Joules - it was in the sale and I couldn't resist it. The cushions are both from antique fairs.
One of the first things I said on arriving in this room was 'oh, it's bigger than I thought. Dang, I could have brought more books!'. But those above are the ones which avoided the pre-uni cull. Well, not so much a cull in that I still own them but they are being stored and unloved at my parent's house.
This is the other favourite part of my room for me. I have a few of my antique books - including a little book of Schiller's poems in German which I found in a bookshop in Rochester. I have a lot more at home which couldn't come with me. Soon they can be reunited though!
I also have my framed vintage theatre thing - yknow what I mean - which I dared to bring despite the possibility of it being smashed. Has survived so far so here's hoping it will be safe for the rest of the year.
And I have my - now empty - money tin which looks like a jukebox and plays funky tunes. It did have some change in there which I brought for laundry but it has all been used now.
My two beloved coasters. You know my love for vintage advertising!
The reading pile. I have added more to it since then.
The shelf of odds and ends. I have my makeup bag on here - with the adorable sausage dogs, perfume, a vintage playhouse bicycle toy, an engraved stone, a vintage Westward Ho! badge, the carving I got in Rudesheim, a card from a lovely blogging friend, Primark reed diffuser, my Coca Cola vintage style nail varnish tin and a manicure/eyebrow set.
Then on this shelf I keep all my other random things alongside a massive German dictionary.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear your opinions of my uni room. And I am always eager to read room tours so if you have recently posted one, let me know!