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Jumping Lesson at Penshaw Equestrian Centre

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Here’s a link to the video I put together of the advanced jumping lesson. It’s from a while ago and no, it’s not me riding but it’s still pretty cool! :]

My Favourite Places in Sunderland

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

So before I go home, I thought I’d make a post about the places in Sunderland that I like best and that I think everyone should go to. :] It’s a mix of clubs, bars, shops, etc:


1. Cityspace

Well obviously I love the gym. And although it may be small and sometimes very crowded, the membership is crazy cheap and the equipment is all pretty high tech. :] I’ll definitely be joining again next year.


passion2. Passion Nightclub

Pretty sure all the best nights out have ended up in Passion. It’s really the place to be on Monday nights (uhm, can anyone say 50p drinks? Unbeatable), but it’s also pretty good on Thursdays (Rock Night!) and, I would imagine, other nights as well.


unionn3. Union

So I guess this is the….second place to be on a Monday? Haha. Not as cheap as Passion but I’ve had so many great nights here. :] Plus even some fun nights at work involving foam fights and water guns. ;]


revs4. Revolution

COCKTAILS COCKTAILS COCKTAILS! Basically the best part of Revs, although their food is amazing too. Plus if you’re in a club or society you get 50% off! =D My favourite cocktail is Absolute Passion–everyone needs to try this because it’s absolutely amazing.


gatsby5. Gatsby

The best place to go before heading to Passion/Union in my opinion. Trebles for 2 quid and I always end up running into everyone I know when I go here.


hnb6. Holland & Barrett

Admittedly, I rarely buy anything from here because it’s quite expensive but if I could….I WOULD PROBABLY BUY EVERYTHING. I mean come on. THEY SELL OATS CALLED BENCH PRESSED OATS. HOW COOL IS THAT. I WILL try them someday haha. Also they’re got literally every health food/supplement EVER. I walk around this place like a kid in a candy store, not even kidding. =P


sambuca7. Sambuca’s

Well….you can see that pizza….need I say more? No but really, I took my dad and sister to Sambuca’s when they were over and it was so delicious and so incredibly cheap that my dad was wondering why we hadn’t eaten there every night. Uhm, I wish we had! I don’t think a lot of people know about it because it’s sort of hidden away along the river, but it’s a 5 minute walk from Panns Bank and probably my favourite place to eat out.


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8. The National Glass Centre

Well this is where I spend a lot of my time, considering all of my classes are held here. It’s a cool place. If you go to see it, you’ve gotta walk on the roof and you should also stay for a glass-blowing demo. :]



9. Primark

CAN I JUST OWN EVERYTHING IN THIS STORE PLEASE. I actually can’t think of any stores that we have in America that are this reasonably priced for such nice clothes. I’ll miss it when I go home!



10. The Beach

A perk of living in Sunderland. I haven’t been to the beach as much as I would’ve liked to this past year due to being busy/cold weather, but I do love going over to Roker and it’s a great place for a run. :]

A Few Updates From the Past Weeks

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Hey guys! I know I haven’t made a blog in forever. I’ve been really busy and honestly blogging has been the last thing on my mind, but now that I’m almost done with my first year of uni I should have more time for it. :] But here’s some of the things I’ve been up to the past couple weeks:

  • End of uni party! Kind of unfortunately for me, a lot of the friends I made this year are third years, so the other week they had a party to celebrate handing in their dissertations. I can’t believe this year is almost over already, I feel like my third year’s gonna be here before I know it! D:

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  • Lots of glazing! Final ceramics and architectural glass projects are in for this week so last week I was doing loads of glazing.




















































  • Protein powder! YAYY my orders finally came! Vanilla and chocolate mint, I can’t wait to try them out. Also can’t wait to actually have time to go to the gym and go running with my friend Ay again.



















  • Work work work work. Aka, what has basically been taking up ALL of my time and completely messing up my sleeping schedule. (Sleeping during the night? People do that?!) I’ve definitely worked more nights this month than I’ve had off! And since this weekend is bank holiday I’m working Friday, Saturday and Sunday, yayyy. Monday I worked the foam party at Union which was actually a lot of fun since I basically spent the whole night running around and having water gun and foam fights. =D Who says work can’t be fun?!

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(Yes, it’s usually brighter out when I walk home from work than when I walk to work)


  • In other news….I’ve also been to see Iron Man 3 (completely recommend it, so good!), I go home in exactly 17 days (yayyayyay!), aaaand….I’ll have a video update for you soon. :]

Student Profile:

  • Name: Lydia Singleton
  • Age: 18
  • Studying: Glass and Ceramics (Hons)
  • Hometown: Wisconsin, USA
  • Ambitions: "To become an internationally-recognised artist."

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