Sunday Summary #22


1.Tiny wine 2.Post-exam Rekorderlig 3.Pear cider in the park 4.Dark Shadows 5.Blue Skies 6.Midori 7.Face 8.Cosmopolitans 9.Reading my favourite book in the sunshine 10.Impromptu picnic

I’m sure everyone is bored of weather chat by now, but can we just take a moment to appreciate how nice it’s been this week?! I’ve spent most of this week lounging about in The Meadows, reading, eating picnic food and people watching in the sunshine. The warm weather has, however, made me realise that I have no nice summer clothes, a shopping trip is definitely in order soon! I haven’t been shopping for months so I’m looking forward to having a look round the shops and hopefully finding lots of nice things to buy.

I had my last ever uni exam on Monday so I have spent a lot of time this week celebrating. One of my friends came to meet me outside the exam hall and brought me a mini bottle of wine which I cracked open straight away – got a few funny looks drinking that as I walked down the street at 11.30 on a Monday morning! Compared to how my social life has been for the last month or so, I’ve been so busy this week. Cinema on Monday night, out on Tuesday, dinner and out on Wednesday, a night off on Thursday and out again on Friday. This week it was the last ever night out at the student union, it was totes emosh. I’ve been pretty much every Saturday for the last four years and have so many good memories, it’s going to be so weird not going there any more! I had such a good night, love all my pals so much. ❤

Apart from drinking too much and relaxing in the sunshine, I haven’t been up to much else this week. It has been so nice to just be able to do nothing and not have to think about exams or dissertations or anything. I’m going to have to get organised next week though and start applying for jobs and postgrad courses. I’m still not sure what I want to do next year, so I think I’m just going to apply for anything and everything at the moment. The real world is too difficult, I think I’d rather be a student forever if I could haha!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Caroline says:

    The little bottle of wine sounds like a great way to celebrate your last exam! The weather has been so lovely this week 🙂

    Caroline x
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  • Little LB says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams, I remember how amazing it was to think you never have to take an exam again! How was Dark Shadows, can't decide if I want to see it or not. x

    • gillian says:

      I know, exams are one thing I'm definitely not going to miss about being a student! I really liked Dark Shadows, I thought it was quite funny and it didn't take itself too seriously. I'd definitely recommend it! x

  • Gem says:

    nibbles, wine and a good book. You can't go wrong 🙂 I've been working all week but only in two days this week and got all of bank holiday off!! bring on the partying and beach xx

  • Chieri says:

    I miss having Mixed Fruit kopparberg on hot summer days!

  • Kfedland says:

    So much cider.. you are my ideal girl!x

  • Vanessa says:

    I have that post uni indecision to make as well so I've been looking/applying for everything! Good luck to you 🙂


  • Annabel says:

    Ahhh Midori!
    I can't find a bottle of that green goodness ANYWHERE.

    Congrats on finishing your exams, youre a grown up now 😛

  • Alyse says:

    Congratulations on finishing all your exams! Does this mean you'll be walking at graduation soon? Best of luck with the job search and post grad courses. Personally, I'd rather be a student forever as well.

    • gillian says:

      Thank you! Yeah, my graduation ceremony is at the end of June. I'm excited to graduate but I'm not sure I'm ready to give up the student life yet! x

  • Maria says:

    Congratulations on finishing your exams! As someone on the other side, even though real life can suck, it IS better than being a student, I promise!

    Maria xxx

  • Misseblog says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams, looks like you've been enjoying the sun 🙂 x

  • Laura says:

    Love how the Meadows has totally become the centre of the world again now. Summerrr! 🙂 xo

  • Harriet says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams – looks like a perfect weekend of celebration! Really hope Dark Shadows was good – I want to see it soon!

  • Rachael says:

    Have you seen the trailer for The Great Gatsby film? Looks so good!

  • Eloise says:

    Ha your friend sounds like a doll, what better way to celebrate? And this book is one of my faves too!


  • Your week looks perfect, massive congratulations on finishing your exams! Looks like you've been celebrating it in style. That's amazing that your friend brought you wine for when you'd finished your exam, friend for life there! X

  • Cherry says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams!

  • .x.Sarah.x. says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams!

    I have drunk way too much cider and tequila beer this weekend but it just goes down so well with relaxing in the sun with a good book! xx

  • Nomad says:

    Congrats! Enjoy your summer holidays while you still can! I miss mine so much, lol 🙂 x

  • Constance says:

    Great pictures!


  • I always look forward to your Sunday posts. I love that you were walking about while drinking a bottle of wine, that is priceless. I love picnics on the grass, I have such a hard time finding a good but not super crowded picnic spot. I'm sure you will have loads of fun Summer shopping! Yay for finishing your exams.


  • RuBee says:

    Congrats on finishing your exams. Enjoy the celebrations! Great Gatsby is amazing! I've just been watching the trailer for the new film. I never like films as much as the books, but this one looks very promising! x

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