Happy Friday friends!
Have a cuppa and a slice of cake, sit back and enjoy another instalment of The Friday Edit! This week has been all about meeting friends and drinking LOADS of hot chocolate. So far, I have been to Almondine twice for their famous hot chocolate that totally makes you feel like you have stepped in Paris, and twice at the Long Dog Cafe with Cruzy. Other than this here is what else sums up my week:
ONE // Receiving my examiners’ PhD thesis minor corrections. Before stepping into the examination room I was convinced that I will get this with major corrections, mainly because none of my supervisors read the thesis in-depth prior to submission. Not being a native speaker and not having the supervision I would have liked at the end of my PhD, filled me with a billion doubts about my abilities. I really do not know how I managed to stay so confident until the end so to receive minor corrections was such a relieving surprise! The corrections are very minor, to the point that I feel it will take me no more than an hour to have everything done and I am so excited that after this the PhD will be done once and forever! Such a weird feeling to have it done following the increasing tension and stress of all these years…
TWO // Carly’s closed Facebook group! If you are into fashion and preppy style then this is the place to be. It is a closed group but I am sure if you apply Carly will accept you and then you will be part of this group of people from all around the world. I love receiving notifications from American girls looking for travel suggestions to Europe and vice versa!
THREE // Speaking of which, I am planning a big trip to the USA in June! This will be my first time in the USA so I am so excited!
So far the plan roughly goes: Edinburgh- NY (4 nights) – Boston (2 nights) – Chicago (2 nights) – San Francisco (4 nights) – Los Angeles (5 nights) – Las Vegas (2 nights). As I have never travelled to such a big continent before I have no clue what I am doing so if you have any suggestions at all please let me know! Would you include other cities close to the ones I have mentioned (e.g. Philadelphia when I am visiting NY etc.)? Would you follow a different itinerary? And most importantly do you have any reasonably priced hotel/ air bnb suggestions to make please? Thank you in advance!
FOUR // Going to Greece in 3 weeks time! With the end of my PhD commitments I thought it was about time to travel back home to my family and spent some quality time with my sister. I am so looking forward to eating croissants and drinking frappe at the beach with my sister talking about all things life without the stress of having to study something which is an excitingly overwhelming thought in itself! I am also thinking of having a wee getaway with her somewhere around the northern part of Greece so fingers crossed I will manage to plan everything ahead of time.
So that’s all from me now. How’s the rest of you? Any exciting weekend plans?