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Moving houses wasn’t easy

In this post I want to tell you a little about ‘the moving out process’, how did it go, what I did beforewards in order to be prepared for possible troubles etc..

First and foremost was the paperwork. I had to get all my school leaving exam results translated by a sworn translator so I could enroll at the University. I had to take both – the original and the translation with me. I additionally needed an ID copy and a European Health Insurance Card which they refused to give me… Luckily it turned out it’s not necessary for me to have it as I’m health-insured as a student here. I don’t think I have to mention booking a plane to London.

Then was the fooood. I naturally stocked up at foods like pasta, rice, etc because…. you never know. To be honest I just knew these would be a little more expensive here so I wanted to save a little. 

Here the real fun begins. Once I had it all sorted, all clothes washed it was time to pack. I chose the option to fly with 2×32 kg and a hand luggage. I was sure all the things would have fit in my suitcases, but you probably won’t be surprised if I tell you I ended up ordering the biggest suitcase possible and sending two parcels. And that was just a tiny tiny bit of a further trouble. Packing everything costed me a week and a million reasons to cry and get angry. Moreover, at the airport, it turned out, one of my suitcases was 1.6 kg too heavy and I had to re-pack and try to squeeze the extra luggage into the other suitcase which was a challenge. 

And the trouble continued as we arrived. How welcoming. Firstly – our bus was late with no information about its delay, then we missed our cab home and once we finally got there we were quick to find out the heating, gas and wi fi were not on what caused some more issues later on. Furthermore we certainly went to primark but it was no fun shopping, not this time, new bedding and more homeware was needed, cooking pans, cutlery etc. Finally, after some time we managed to make our house lively and gave it that home vibes.

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You don’t wanna know how much money have I spent in the first 2 weeks. I’m afraid of looking at my bank account. Fortunately we have now settled and my only spendings are on food and drinks.

This post may continue with concentration on emotional side of moving houses. However, it’s up to you ! Comment !
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War Memorial Park

Today I had my first photoshoot organized by my agent Yulia. I had been looking forward to it all week long, and today.. I woke up feeling super low, tired and junk food hungry haha. Luckily, the photographer – Paul has turned my day into an amazing one. I have never met such a funny and energetic person. 

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If you know me well, you know I never smile on pictures because I feel like it makes me look odd and unnatural – Paul broke my bad habit and was the first photographer ever to have made me smile on almost every picture. 

Have a look !

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We shoot at War Memorial Park – a beautiful place here in Coventry. It’s a shame I live 60 minutes away !

If you ever happen to be here make sure you visit the park and most importantly make sure to meet Paul 😛 He will brighten up your day !

 

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Freshner’s week ?

Freshner – a new student who asks everybody for the way to different uni buildings, with ability to drink unlimited amounts of alcohol and have no sleep for a few nights straight to end the week with a freshner’s flu

Today’s post summs up my last week which was the first one at Coventry Uni. 

To begin with, let’s just say, welcoming freshners here differs A LOT to what you would experience in Poland and this week was totally not what I have expected. But it was surprising in a good way. 

Honestly, when we recieved our ‘freshner’s week timetables’ I was surprised by how busy they seemed and instantly prayed for my real schedule to be different. Luckily my prayers were answered. I attented the inducting lectures for the first two days and then, to be frank I thought that since the attendance wasn’t checked that week I would stay in bed a little longer. Here you can see this week’s timetable

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More interesting stuff was happening outside university building’s walls – society’s fair where we could talk to society’s representatives and choose the one for us. There were plenty of them, even Chocolate lovers’ society ! I obviously joined Pole Fitness Society.

Being a part of society is not for free and prices vary depending on activities and whether they need to rent some building/ sports hall etc. But it’s well worth joining at least one of them that you can excell in and it may have a huge impact on your future and you may as well recieve a scholarship.

Besides the fair many more entertaining things took place, such as chat with Nick Grimshaw – a Radio 1 presenter; Domino’s pizza for free all week (xd!). I could continue naming more and more events.

During the week probably every club in town possible has thrown as many wicked parties as possible and too many “free shots” leaflets have been handed. Moreover shops, cafes, restaurants went crazy on students’ discounts and we ain’t complaining. Thanks to all the events I have already made some international friends and tried some Korean thing called Soju and I think I’ve found my one and only alcohol.

Moving on from partying, shopping and drinking. Another thing that is very different to what I’m used to and to an ordinary UK student is probably completely normal is checking the attendance and logging into the system using just my student ID card. Technology went crazy right ? I find the idea so cool. Our Uni also has something like students’ club called The Hub, which is opened 24/7, you can come anytime to use a PC, drink coffee at Costa, get a haircut or go to the cinema. Again, SO COOL.

To make you even more wowed let me just say our uni has crazy variety of trips to countries like Kuala Lumpur ?!?! There’s trips to New York, Seul, Arizona, Hong Kong and we don’t even have to pay too much as they’re subsidies. MAD

So that completes first week of impressions and WOW moments and as I have many more weeks to spend here – there will be more.

 

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Another Polish girl in the UK !?

Beginning of the blog equals a little explanation on what do I do, why I started the blog and other super interesting facts about me..

Sooo, since my blog will be uni-workout-work-modelling concentrated I feel like I should begin with a story about why am I in the UK.
If you think I’m a crazy little girl with no idea about what she wants to do in the future and that the notion of studying in another country was a random quick decision – you are wrong, sorry.
I wish I was a spontaneus person. I’m not. I suffer from perfectionism and the need to have everything organized.

 

Oxford was first,

The idea of studying in the UK first came to my mind when I was around 8. Yes, seriously.. How did the thought last so long ? I have no idea. However, from the very beginning I was sure I wanted to study at the well known Oxford University. You think I failed to get accepted ? No, in the end, I didn’t even apply.

Why ?

The application process there is very complicated, expensive and time consuming, I decided I did not want my life to evolve around one thing that will not matter in the end as I believe that who you become only depends on you and not any university confirmation letter.
During all those years no one believed me I would actually move out to study in the UK. So my family was pretty surprised when in November 2017 I announced my application for Coventry University.
Now, you probably have already guessed I got accepted since I’m sitting here writing the post. Today is the lucky day I had everything sorted –banking, mobile, I even got a job yay. Here on this blog I want to prove to you that there is no such thing as little time, but the opposite – too much time and  no ability to organize it properly. I dance, I model, I workout, I go to uni and study while still finding time for other things. Additionally I want to share a little bit of my life and update people on it.

End of the interesting story…

 

… to be continued