Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Peach Body Wash

Unfortunately, we lost one of our flatmates this year. She decided to move out of our house and into a flat with some different friends. I won't say that I didn't see it coming, but I will say that I am sorry at how it all turned out.

But we thankfully found a new flatmate, a friend of ours. She's very sweet and is technically in our year, but because she had to spend a year in France for her degree, she has to do third year here as well.

She had moved in her stuff to the bathroom in a nice basket on the windowsill. In Marlene's words "she was nosy and happily poked through the basket". She said she found some peach body wash in the basket from The Body Shop which smelled amazing. Now, I just though this was Marlene being hyperbolic albeit she isn't hyperbolic all that often. But Marlene has a poor sense of smell so I just figured that it was strong enough for her to smell, but not so strong that it was overpowering. I thought nothing of it for a couple of days.

Then thee was a knock at the door and I receive not one, but two parcels from The Body Shop online store. One was for Marlene and the other for Alice. Marlene talked about the peach wash and said that after she smelled it she just had to have it. Again, I thought little of this. I mean, how good could a body wash smell right? Really, couldn't be that good.

That night Alice took a shower.

I think that evening our bathroom turned into heaven. Seriously, that smell must be what heaven smells like. It was like...raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. It was like all the familiar and comfortable things from your childhood in one small bottle of body wash.

I had to have this shower gel.

I've been a little lazy lately. Haven't been sleeping well, the whys are of little importance. What is important is that this means that weekends have been particularly slow for me (and that I have had to rush to class and work, but I'm sure this next week I'll be better). So, for a week I have been dreaming about this smell just waiting for the day that I would be able to smell it again. Today, I was able to get up and out and take a trip to The Body Shop.

But, I couldn't find the peach stuff when I got there! I was sad and disheartened at the prospect that I had missed the limited edition peach scent. But I did find some lovely massage oil and I've had this horrible crick in my neck and tight knot in my shoulder that I just can't get out. So, a ten pound bottle of massage oil was small change if I could make my back feel better. When I got to the till, they told me that it was buy 1 get 1 half off on body care. I had to ask. Did they have any of the peach!?

They did! *cue the happy dance* They brought up all the peach products, but because I didn't want to spend my whole paycheck on peach body care stuff, I had to choose. So I got myself some lovely, overpriced peach body scrub. I don't even care that it was overpriced because I have that smell.

Three out of four of us have something peachy from The Body Shop. Surely we'll convert the fourth soon.

Been A While

It's been a while since my last post. Last year wasn't my easiest of years, emotionally or mentally. So I've been a little MIA online recently. But, a nice rest at home for the summer and I'm...well I'm getting better.

I did fairly well on my exams last semester. I could have done better overall in the classes if I had been completely present, but I did well enough to be comfortably sitting on a 2:1 if this year goes well and a 1st if I do extra amazing this year. I'm definitely going to try.

I'm currently working on my undergrad thesis in visual psychophysics. I unfortunately can't explain much about the experiment itself because I'm still working on the ethics to begin running it and I can't have people read this then take part in the experiment. But I can say that I am looking more into S-cones. I love S-cones. They are weird, quirky, little things. Much different that L- or M-cones. Anyway, I'm excited about it and my adviser is really proactive and helpful. I've hear of a few classmates who keep trying to get in touch with their supervisors and mine responds to my emails within a couple of hours at the most. Long story short: she's awesome.

Can't believe that I'm already 1/6th of the way through my first semester of my final year at University.