All about Ormskirk

Seen as though it is now the summer holidays, I thought this may be a good opportunity to explain some of the things you can do around Ormskirk whilst you are out of study either during term time or between term times ūüôā

Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire, England. It is situated 13 miles (21 km) north of Liverpool city centre, 11 miles (18 km) northwest of St Helens, 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Southport and 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Preston. The town has a train station which can link you to Preston and to Liverpool central in half an hour.

Ormskirk Golf Club, is a friendly private members club situated near the market town of Ormskirk, which is seven miles from the Southport coast with its many fine championship links courses. A friendly welcome awaits all visitors who are treat as members for the day. The course offers a real challenge to all levels of golfer, having been used for Open Regional Qualifying, County Matches and many Corporate, Charity and Society Events. Group or individual bookings can be made via the Secretary who will manage all of your requirements.

Ormskirk Market – one of the country’s oldest and most traditional street markets – gives the town an extra buzz each Thursday and Saturday. Dating back to 1286 when the monks at nearby Burscough Priory were granted a Royal Charter by Edward 1 to hold a weekly outdoor market, it is still a focal point for locals and visitors alike.¬†With¬†around 100 stalls, set in the pedestrianised area in the heart of the town around the famous Clock Tower, the market attracts hundreds of bargain hunters each market day.¬†Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on the market whether its pullovers to pottery or food to furniture. It is ideal for those home essentials which can be bought at bargained prices!

Ormskirk Nightlife is perfect for those wanting an enjoyable and sociable night out for all occasions! There are the traditional pubs dotted around as well as a few late-night clubs. Situated in the town centre of Ormskirk you will find Lyme Tiger Рa cocktail bar which serves the most unique cocktails around. A definite one to visit!

Ormskirk Restaurants¬†– there will always be a place to cater your taste buds in Ormskirk including (to name but a few) Antonio’s – A traditional¬†Italian¬†restaurant, The Fat Olive – A Med-style restaurant and Piri Piri – An Authentic Portuguese restaurant. There are also the pubs serving their own traditional pub lunches for those who want a satisfying variety. You will never go hungry in Ormskirk!

Sight-seeing or shopping, eating out or exercising in the park, Ormskirk offers something for everyone, at all times.

Moving on.

Well, me and the girls just moved out of our uni house at 104 Wigan Road a few days ago. What an experience! I am telling you it is very hard work moving out of a house! – and I thought halls were bad enough to move out of!

Millions of bags of rubbish, millions of hours cleaning and millions of takeaways later, I finally got to the bottom of it haha!

For the new year (2012/13), I plan to take a minimal amount of things with me to my new house just so it doesn’t take me forever to move out again. And that is what my piece of advice is all about today…

Pack ONLY what you need as well as some photo’s,¬†memorabilia¬†and a few home comforts ūüôā

My lungs now feel choked with dust and I officially have the shortest finger nails in the land. Moving out is HARD!

My day with St John Bosco girls!

Today I worked as a student guide to show the girls of St John Bosco around our campus and to introduce them to life in higher education.

And what can i say? What a fantastic group of girls they are! Really enthusiastic, bubbly and full of potential!

One of the benefits for working in the University as well as studying is meeting new people who are interested in going further and who have lots of goals and ambitions. Just like these young ladies!

My day with the Bosco girls turned out to be very fun, interesting and perhaps one of my most enjoyable days so far as a student guide!

So thanks to all the girls who made my day so enjoyable and I hope to see all you fantastic people again in the future! You are all a credit to yourselves and I think you all have the potential to shine and succeed at Uni. Good luck for your futures and if any of you have any questions at all I am more than happy to help you! ūüôā


Summer Holidays :)

(I apologize for my recent absence! I have just came back from a holiday in Greece, Rhodes and brought back a wonderful tan!)

Hope you are all enjoying the summer break! Although it is not so sunny with this miserable weather & flooding all over! On the positive side, at least it gives us the opportunity to keep our heads refreshed ready for our new year at university. Which can only mean one thing – study, study, study! Now is the time to get an early step into the upcoming year so you know all about what your getting yourself into & can also lay out the formations so your pretty prepared. One thing I wish I could have done ready for my first year is prepare properly. I could have benefited from reading books about drama, music and sound and also about writing essays & how to use¬†Harvard¬†referencing correctly. So my advice for now would be to start some early studying. Get one foot in the door. You will be thankful for it! ūüôā