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My Top 3 London Markets*

I feel like I haven’t written a blog post about London in so long! This past month has been mad with work and starting the final year of my MA, but this afternoon I’m lucky enough to have some time to write. I don’t know about you, but I love a good London market. We have so many, making it almost impossible to narrow down my favourites, plus I’ve lived in several different areas, but I’ll try! My Top 3 London Markets Borough Market Borough Market is food heaven. It’s right by London Bridge, and usually very busy but for…

Wicked! with Encore Tickets

As a huge musical theatre fan, it often surprises people when I say I’ve never seen Wicked… Until now. I’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera several times (my all-time favourite), Les Miserables, Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Sunny Afternoon, The Addams Family, American Idiot, Let it Be… and I’m sure I’ve missed others off that list. I frequently visit The Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue, and the last time I got a coffee there, I made a quick list of musicals that I need to see: Chicago, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Wicked. Funnily enough, I received an email…

3 Reasons to Learn a New Language

(this is a guest post) There are an untold amount of benefits which come with learning a new language. By opening brand new doors, both professionally and in life in general, this skill paves the way to great success. When you resolve to become bilingual, the rewards you stand to reap are endless. So, if you’re in need of a fun, exciting challenge, then let that challenge be to learn a language that is different from your mother tongue. If you need some more convincing as to why you should at least consider making this your next big task in…

How to Stay Fit and Healthy as a Student

(this is a guest post, photography mine) Heading to university is a scary and exciting time as for most it will be the first time that they head out on their own and are away from their parents. Being in charge for the first time is a big responsibility and it is can become all too easy to relax a little too much by indulging in one too many takeaways and not getting enough exercise while you study, attend classes and enjoy university nightlife. Here, we are taking you through our top tips on how you can stay fit and…

Beautiful Handmade Ethical Fashion from Madam Lulus

Hello! I spent last weekend in Manchester for the graduation of my boyfriend’s twin brother – what better time to get some photos in my new favourite dress?! Madam Lulus is a brand that specialise in handmade, ethcially-sourced fashion and homeware from India. They sent me a beautiful red and gold paisley dress, and a unique upcycled purple patchwork jacket. It’s way too hot in London at the moment to wear a quilted jacket, but if you follow my Instagram, you’ll have seen me showing off the dress! The Dress The Sara Long Summer Dress is ‘one size fits all’,…

Afternoon Tea with my Flatmates @ Palm Vaults

Long time, no blog! A little life update: my flatmates and I recently moved away from Hackney Wick. Our new place is a maisonette with a back garden, and it’s nearly £100 cheaper each, so we’re all happy. It’s still in zone 2, and closer to work on the DLR or district line… or I could cycle there in less than 20 minutes on the cycle superhighway! (I just need to ask my grandfather to bring my bicycle up from Devon). Our WiFi hasn’t been set up yet, hence my near-silence on the blog and social media, but things will…

Planning a Getaway with Friends: A Guide

(this is a guest post, picture is me in Barcelona!) It is a time where you’ll make memories for life, strengthen friendships, and have a whale of a time; going on holiday with your friends is filled with fun and excitement as you get to spend quality time with the people you care about most. Choosing where to go and what to do, however, might leave you a little dumbfounded, especially when this may be the first trip you’ve ever organised, let alone taken together! This short, handy guide will give you the first steps to start your journey to…

3 Activities You May Not Have Considered Before

(this is a guest post) Life often seems like a constant battle against time. There is always something that needs to be done, responsibilities that need to be met, and places to go. However, in the midst of life and all of its chaos you should find a few moments a day which are dedicated to doing things that you enjoy. If you’re someone who doesn’t engage in activities that often, it’s something you should consider starting as a way of spending quality time with yourself. If you already have a number of activities that keep you busy, then you…

Getting The Most From Your Living Space in a Student Rental

Whether you love living in your rental home or loathe it, there’s something to be said for really making the space your own. Now we all know there are limitations to what you can feasibly do in a student rental space, and some landlords will be more agreeable than others, so it’s always best to check with them first before undertaking any painting or DIY. With that said, this little blog is all about the different way you can get the most out of your living space without so much as looking at a paintbrush or drill. Use this as…

4 Tips for Making Student Life Less Stressful

(this is a guest post, photo is mine taken at the Capitoline Museum in Rome) Between academic obligations, social commitments, and trying to find the free time to just be yourself, life as a student can become surprisingly stressful very quickly. Throw in the pressure of having to squeeze in study time within a highly social environment, and it’s easy to see how distractions and stressful situations can seemingly pop up out of nowhere. If you’ve been struggling to cope with student life, try taking the following steps to stop stressing out. 1.     Secure Comfortable Student Accommodations Your living arrangements…

Life After Tying The Knot: The Ideal Honeymoon

(this is a guest post, I’m not personally getting married but I know a few people who have recently… plus these statistics are really interesting!) Opodo reports that a staggering 75% of couples agree that the secret to the perfect honeymoon is to find a balance of romance, relaxation, and adventure. Tying these elements perfectly together is thought to set you up for the ideal getaway, with 57% stating that agreeing with your partner beforehand on the kind of activities you’d like to do will help you get there. Keeping your options open is said to curtail the means for…

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Amazon Rainforest

(this is a guest post, I’d love to visit the Amazon!) The Amazon rainforest is known worldwide for taking up over half of the remaining trees across the globe. This amazing location offers up much more than just your average and many people take trips to see this beautiful location every year. In this article, we are going to look at some of the reasons why you should visit the Amazon rainforest so keep reading if you’d like to find out more. The Locals When you visit the Amazon rainforest, you’ll be totally drawn in by the culture of the…

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