Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Noble Tristan

He is the King of the Garden and all who enter it are in awe of his great beauty and they stop and stare.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Freshers Flu

Quick message from Em:

Freshers flu.... get some sleep and drink tea... and remember to eat ha! xxx ♥

p.s you have made it to the end of the week :o)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Day 3

So today at work I was researching how to do washing don't ask it was a random day! Anyway found some good sites and thought of you! You probably do not need to use the laundrette just yet but when you do these sites have some handy tips:

and this one tells you what all the symbols on the labels mean:

love you

Sarah x x x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Day 2

So you are on day 2 getting more familar with uni and your new living space. Here is a something to make you smile:
Daddee on a swing!

love you

Sarah x x x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Day 1

Dear Nomes
Today was your first day at university and you survived. Here are my top tips for Freshers Week:
1. Smile even when you feel sad it will get easier as things become more familiar and less new
2. Eat at least 1 piece of fruit or veg every day
3. Be yourself and you will be fine
4. Go to Fresher Fair join clubs and societies
5. Don't walk home alone ever!

Thats all for now, Enjoy it, go out lots and have fun meeting new people

love you

Sarah x x x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Dear Nomes
You are officially the cleverest in our family well done A*,A ,A!
love you x x x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Money money money!

The most money I've ever had was whilst I was at uni... but that's beside the point.
You'll probably get your student loan every 3 to 4 months, at the beginning of each term, so here are a few helpful hints to make it stretch that little bit further ;-)

1. Student Beans!

If you're going out to dinner, to the cinema, buying something nice, or actually for anything at all, sign up to student beans for cool freebies and discount vouchers just for students!

2. NUS card

Flash it wherever you go, WHEREVER you go!

3. The Yellow card

Save ££££££ on drinks and food for a cheap night out!

4. Food shopping
This only works if you a) get on with your flat mates, b) you like similar food and c) you have similar timetables.
It's easier to cook for more than one and cheaper too! When you do your weekly shop have a plan of what you're going to eat that week - with a few variations - jacket potato and beans gets a bit boring after a while.
Also don't go food shopping when you're hungry, you'll just come back with lots of biscuits, snack food and no actual real food! ha!

And finally
5. Budget
Write a weekly, monthly or termly budget, whichever suits you.
Start at the top with your incomes - so student loan and wages. Then add them together to make a total group A.
Then make a list below called group B, this is all your expenditures for the same time period so if it's monthly then work out how much you'll roughly spend each month on food, going out, phone bills, books etc.
Then take B away from A to get C. If C is a negative number you're in trouble!!! You're spending more than you're earning! If C is a positive or 0 then you're on track :-) Obviously it's just a guestimate but will give you an idea of where your money is going. Simples :-)

So in nutshell, make the most of being a student, get all the freebies and discounts you can, because as soon as you become a graduate you lose them all and you have to be a proper grown up and pay in full!! xxx Love big sister number 2, the one who lives in Bristol :-)