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5 Things I’m Looking Forward To

I won’t lie, November has been pretty awful. It’s rainy and cold and I’m tired. Greek class is getting me down because it’s so hard, and I’m now stressing about trying to get my essays written before Christmas. On top of that, I was only given three days at work this month, and four days in December, which just isn’t enough money to live, let alone buy Christmas presents. I feel like I’ve done nothing this month except worry and try to study, so it’s time to focus on some positives. Gorillaz. I’ve been looking forward to seeing Gorillaz for a…

My 7 Favourite Teas!

It’s no secret that I love tea. I have a ridiculous tea collection, thanks to my lack of self-control in supermarkets, and the awesome Teatourist subscription box. I have all different kinds of tea; green, black, rooibos, fruit, herbal… it’s a bit of a problem, and takes up a whole shelf of my cupboard. So here are 7 of my favourite teas… why 7? I don’t know, it’s supposed to be lucky.   #1) Yorkshire Tea Yorkshire tea is definitely an essential. It’s the only tea that Ollie will drink, and the one I have most frequently too. I love…

Planning the Ultimate Housemate Holiday!*

Apologies for the influx of holiday-themed blog posts, but I guess I’m just in the mood to get away from cold and rainy November London. I promise I’ve got one of those deep-and-meaningful 5am thoughts blog posts coming up soon, so prepare yourselves for that mess. Anyway, today is about fun things. I am yet to go on a ‘housemate holiday’ specifically, but I definitely think that having a holiday, or just a short trip with your uni friends helps with bonding so much. I’ve been to Rome, Delphi, and Athens with my archaeology class, which were not only amazing,…

Motorhome Holidays for Beginners: Things You Need to Know

Today’s guest post is something a little different, it’s all about motorhome holidays. I can’t say I’ve ever been on a motorhome holiday myself, but you never know! I’m always up for new adventures. I’d absolutely love to own (or rent) a retro-style VW campervan, and tour around Europe or Route 66, that’d be amazing. Perhaps I’ll do it one day. If you’re considering a similar kind of venture, check out the tips below. If you’ve got a driving license (or have a friend / significant other who does), it’d be a great way to travel a lot without planes,…

5 Things I’m Not Very Good At (and can work on)

Hello blog friends. I’ve recently been thinking about things that I’m not very good at.. well, the things I can feasibly work on improving. I recently started a 6 week course of CBT for low self-esteem, and while I’ve only had one session so far, I’m keen to work on my mental health. So without further ado… 5 Things I’m Not Very Good At 1. Sticking to a Schedule I am incredibly forgetful. I’m the kind of person who buys vitamins, then forgets to take them daily. The same goes with exercise, skincare routines, blogging… basically any kind of schedule.…

Beauty Treatments I’d Like To Try

Micropigmentation / Microblading I’m lazy AF, so the idea of having perfect filled-in eyebrows when I wake up is the dream. I’m not completely sure whether to go for micropigmentation or microblading, but after I saw that Bethan Leadley (musicalbethan on YouTube) got hers done, I want them! I’m currently trying out Wunderbrow, but it’s very messy and difficult to use. Damn these patchy eyebrows. Laser Hair Removal I’ve written about how I got to try out laser hair removal with the New York Laser Clinic, and it was awesome. I’d love to get more treatments on other areas, mainly…

What To Look For When Buying Your First Home

When this guest post first landed in my email inbox, I dismissed it as “not relevant” to me. At this point in life, a struggling MA student in London, it feels like I’ll be renting forever. However, I’m sure that isn’t the case for a lot of you, and this has some pretty good advice. Lots of my blogger freinds have been buying their first homes recently, so it’s quite topical! Some of this advice is also applicable for renting; I wish I checked the windows in this flat before we moved in, because some of them don’t close properly,…

Cheap Celebration Ideas for Students!

From exam results and birthdays to friendship anniversaries and new relationships, student life is full of opportunities to celebrate. No matter what the occasion, finding a way to make it special need not break the bank. Have a picnic If the celebration coincides with a spell of good weather, why not head out to a local park or forest instead of the making the usual trip down to the local. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to show off your culinary skills, you’ll find plenty of recipes for snacks and treats you can enjoy in the great outdoors, but ultimately,…

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting University

I remember feeling like a rabbit in the headlights when I started university. There was so much advice flying around about what was important, what I should be doing, how I should be managing my time and annoyingly, most of it was conflicting. Here are a few things I wish I’d known before the start of the first term. I’m now two months into my Master’s degree – I’ve learnt a lot since first year! Buy second hand books It’s so tempting at the start of term to buy everything shiny and new, but over the length of your course…

Films I’ve Seen Recently

Going to the cinema is one of my favourite pastimes. Ollie and I have Odeon Limitless cards, meaning we can see as many films as we want, for £19.99 a month. That seems like a lot, considering Netflix is about £5.99, but in London, one cinema ticket alone will cost you £18, so it’s totally worth it to pay a little more to see every single movie, as many times as you want. Oh, and if you’re outside London, it’ll cost you £17.99 a month. So, what have I seen recently? IT After binge-watching the original IT films on the…

How to Plan the Ultimate Birthday Dinner in London

In case you didn’t already know, my birthday is on Halloween! This year I’m having an epic party at the weekend of course, complete with Halloween fancy dress and themed cocktails. I’ll be turning 22 (eww I wanna stay 21 forever), and as the 31st falls on a Tuesday this year, I’ve left it to my boyfriend to organise a ‘civilised meal’ for the evening, after I’ve had a few pints with my work friends… Today’s guest post is perfectly timed, because it’s all about planning the ultimate birthday dinner in London. I’m assuming Oliver has already made arrangements for…

Easy Ways To Personalise Your Student/Rented Home!

Living in student accommodation or rented homes can often be a challenge to decorate. You can’t nail up any pictures or screw in any shelves, you can’t choose your appliances, or even your furniture in most cases. Here are some of my tips to decorate your student room or rented home easily, without risking your deposit. Furniture & Furnishings As a student, I’ve only ever lived in furnished properties, because I certainly can’t afford to buy a bed, or transport one for that matter! I can’t wait until I can get myself a nice bed with a frame, but until…

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