As of 12.00pm yesterday (when I submitted my speaking exam for Arabic) I officially began my summer holidays! Till March, March I tell you!

And what, you may ask, did I do to celebrate the occasion? Well I decided to tidy the shrapnel of notes that was carpeting my floor... and managed to sort the pile you see above which is the accumulation of notes, readings and essay drafts from the last three years! All to be pulped in the recycling mill and turn into... new paper? recycled toilet paper? I like that one day I might be using my old essays on my... Well Anyway I did some sorting. And I had a very colouful and delicious lunch. I baked a raspberry clafoutis. I wore my dancing ruffle skirt, and my red ruffly top. I met up with my Love and we had a wonderful dinner with friends.

I don't think I've ever felt more ready for these holidays,
and oh all the things I've got planned. Which you'll be hearing about soon.

Have a brilliant, fantastical, damn-right relaxing weekend!