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In which there are pancakes

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Happy Pancake Day!

Boy, do I love this holiday! Is it a holiday? Don’t know. It should be. (In case you didn’t notice, I’m functioning with a slight sugar rush right now. Apologies for any typos.) So, yeah… I actually didn’t know that there was such a day until I came to England. I mean I know it originally started as a “Let’s clear out the kitchen before Lent” thing but I am of the firm (and probably heretic) opinion that sometimes celebrating the name is more important than celebrating the reason behind the holiday. You should have seen what I did in honour of Never-you-mind-my-relationship-status Day last Saturday. And how will this crazy kid celebrate Pancake Day you ask? Well, for one I’ll be eating lots of pancakes. For another I will be doing the first round of spring cleaning in my house. Random, I know, but I have this soufflé recipe I wanna try, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot cook in a dirty kitchen. And if I’m gonna clean the kitchen, might as well do the entire house (minus flatmates’ bedrooms, that’s their problem). Unfortunately, before I do any of this I need to get some homework out of the way, so I will cut this short and go back to my complaining about the insane amount of alliteration in Morte Arthur (only 1000 lines to go!)

I hope you all have wonderful days and don’t get a stomach ache from too many pancakes!

11 reasons it pays to be single on Valentine’s Day

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In honour of the upcoming Never-you-mind-my-relationship-status Day, here are my personal top eleven reasons on why Valentine’s Day is better for the singles.

  1. You get to have the house all to yourself. While your flatmates are out with their significant others you get to have a three hour long bubble bath with no one trying to break the door.
  2. You save money: no one to expect extravagant gifts means your budget might just get you through the month.
  3. No pre-date nerves of the “Ohmygoshwhattowearvariety”.
  4. Ladies: if you want to be lazy and NOT shave your legs, no one will know.
  5. No struggle to fit yet-another plushy to your already alarmingly large collection.
  6. If you want to have a junk food night in, washed down with a tub of Ben and Jerries, there’s bound to be someone on your friends list to join you.
  7. No embarrassingly sappy posts on Facebook/Twitter that you know you will regret in a few weeks’ time.
  8. You don’t have to sit through a movie you hate and pretend to like it for your date’s sake.
  9. Better yet! You don’t have to share your popcorn!
  10. You don’t lose sight of what’s important: specifically the upcoming Pancake Day.
  11. Massive chocolate clearance on every supermarket on the 15ht.

P.S. Kudos to the Nostalgia Critic for the Top 11 gimmick.