Last Friday I returned home as it marked the beginning of my reading week at uni (or enhancement week as we have to call it at Reading uni because some people get confused. Reading/reading.) I should probably apologise in advance for the rather photo-heavy post that this has become, but I thought that it would be nice to share a few photos from my trip back home…

winter walks in the countryside
Beano in the fog
beano in the fog
I’ve had 9 and a half blissful days without any timetabled seminars, lectures or assignments to complete. I mean, technically we are meant to stay and attend the events that they put on during the week, and y’know actually get some reading done, but who is going to do that when the lure of heating, food, evenings in with family, nights out with friends and your cats and pony are all waiting for you back at home? Not me – that is for sure!

autumn winter leaves
Halloween with Beano
Ball in bucket

As always the nine days that I have spent at home have flown by far too fast. I’ve been going flat out since arriving back in Milton Keynes and I don’t actually think I’ve stopped laughing at all! This week has been one big blur of fun and I seem to have been sucked into a whirlwind of Halloween celebrations, movie nights, cinema trips, long pony rides, shopping trips, days and evenings spent being spoilt by my family, eating as much food as is humanly possible (maybe even more than that), walks in the countryside, jumping into big piles of fallen leaves (because it is impossible not to resist the urge at this time of the year) and a little (probably not enough) bit of work in between all of that.

walking at home
gymkhana with Beano
ponies in gymkhana

Needless to say I’ve had a wonderful time and heading back to uni today is hitting me pretty hard already but I can’t complain too much seeing as I already have my next visit back home set for next Thursday, in preparation for a trip to Your Horse Live in Warwickshire over the weekend…


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  1. 11.8.15

    I can completely understand why you decided to go home! If I wouldn’t live that far away from my family, I would do the same during my reading weeks.
    And I love the pictures, especially the first one with the cobweb, it’s beautiful. But I also like the ones with you and Beano!

    • 11.8.15
      Shannon Clark said:

      I’m very glad that I only live an hour and a half away from home plus having my car at uni with me this year makes everything so much easier so I’m making the most of being able to pop home whenever I can!

      Thank you! :) xx

  2. 11.9.15
    Alice Young said:

    Reading weeks are the best thing, sounds like you had a lovely break from uni (who actually reads in those weeks aha!?) love your photos!

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    • 11.10.15
      Shannon Clark said:

      They definitely are! No one that I know of haha (although I’m pretty sure we really should to ease the workload when we get back to uni aha!) Thank you :) xx

  3. 11.11.15
    Jes Cohen said:

    Holy crap, is that a spider web in the first picture – how amazing!

    I can imagine how refreshing going home for a while can be – maybe to take a break for a while. :)


    • 11.11.15
      Shannon Clark said:

      It is! Thank you :)

      It was definitely the perfect break from all of my assignments, which was exactly what I needed! :) xx

  4. 11.12.15
    Jessica Marie said:

    Lovely photos! I used to love heading back to my home comforts during reading week. I actually study English Lit, too – doing my MA at the moment! x

    Jess – jesmgia.blogspot.co.uk

    • 11.13.15
      Shannon Clark said:

      Thank you! :) I love heading back for my home comforts in between stressful uni deadlines! Ooh lovely, how are you finding it? x