Life Update, Christmas Decorations and Family Celebrations!

After a very dad weekend, I headed to London (which I will share next weekend), then tried to focus on spending time with family, whilst celebrating Christmas. 

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I decided to book myself a last minute pamper session. I ended up having almost 2 weeks off so I had both my finger and toe nails painted in a beautiful Chrismassy sparkly red. I also booked a hand, neck and shoulder massage alongside it. It was a much needed little respite from the comfort of my own home. 

I submitted my first assessment of second year, which I will share more about next year again. Plus, I also had two very exciting study days. One was for my ECG qualification. I still need to do two to get signed off, but nevertheless I'm almost there. The second was for my cannulation training and I feel like I finally have the confidence to do it and I have already managed two!
Like mentioned previously, I've spent a lot of days off spending time driving back and forth between Wakefield and Nottingham. I had bought my grandma a little gift for an early birthday present before she passed away and it really means a lot to me. 
It was also the first snow of the season and the puppies were very excited!
I wish I had a job that allowed me to have a dog a lot of the time, but other times I also think it's not for me. I enjoy the nice bits with the hugs and cuddles, but I'm glad I can leave them. 
My sister drove my down to London to visit my two older sisters and we celebrated out sister Christmas with them. All three days were very relaxed, with just chilling at their houses and playing games most of the time. On Saturday morning, we braved the ice to watch my nephew play football and then on Sunday, we went out for a pub lunch. 

I then spent the next week working and decorating for Christmas myself (I'll share all my decoration details later this week in a separate post), before heading back to Wakefield for a few days to celebrate Christmas with my mum's side of the family. 

Overall, it's been a bit of a scattered few weeks but I'm trying to enjoy the moments in between the waves of sadness. I wish I had someone who was there for me, a friend I could reach out to, but I seem to have lost all of them unfortunately.