Lifestyle

All of my lifestyle blog posts… so basically everything!

The Ultimate Eye Exam at Leightons

I was invited down to Leighton’s Opticians in Putney recently for an “ultimate eye exam”. That sounded pretty epic, and I was well overdue an eye test, so I eagerly read up about what the ultimate eye exam would entail, and booked in as soon as I could. A Brief History of My Vision I’ve been short-sighted with astigmatism for as long as I remember, although I only started wearing glasses at the age of 12, then quickly switched to…

A Cute Pin Giveaway!

You may know that I collect patches for my denim jacket, but recently I’ve been getting more into pins as well. They’re adorable, and easy to add to my leather jacket, because my denim one has literally no room left on it. I definitely need to write an updated denim jacket patches blog post, and show you all my pin collection too, so stay tuned for that. Recently I ordered a load of cute summer-themed pins online, and of course,…

Dream Home Wishlist

We’re moving house! For our Master’s year, my friends and I had originally intended to stay in our current maisonette, until the agency decided to put the rent up. I had a look around Rightmove and quickly realised that for less money, we could get a bigger place with a living room and a balcony, in East London not far from where we live now, so we jumped at the chance! These past few days have been really stressful trying…

The London Beatles Store

Hi! Long time, no blog! I’ve been a bit MIA this past month due to final year exams, but they finished a few days ago so I’m freeeeee! (…except for working 5 days a week, and starting my Master’s degree in September…) Anyway, I’ve got lots of blog posts coming up in June, and hopefully some videos too. I’ve been busy with a few concerts (got Gorillaz coming up on June 8th too!), and I went to see the Addams…

Positive Changes I’m Making

Positive Changes I’m Making Hi! I had my first final year exam yesterday, and it went pretty well, so hopefully all the studying has paid off. I had a wander around the V&A Museum afterwards with my Grandad and his brother, which was a nice stress-free way to spend the afternoon. If you’ve not been, it’s definitely worth a visit – the Renaissance sculptures and the fashion exhibition are wonderful. I’m back to work tomorrow, with two more exams to…

Studying Forensic Science at Home with NCC Learning

I mentioned in my ‘Good Things That Happened in January‘ blog post that I’ve recently started a Forensic Science course online at home with NCC Learning. I was approached by NCC Learning a while ago, and asked if I’d like to take a Level 3 Diploma of my choice in order to review their online home learning system. The eager academic inside me leaped at the opportunity, because I absolutely love expanding my knowledge, and why not learn something new…

6 Harry Potter Spells We All Secretly Wish Were Real!

6 Harry Potter Spells We All Secretly Wish Were Real! We’ve all probably wished that the magic in the Harry Potter films was real more times than we can count. Flying broomsticks would definitely come in handy for avoiding crowded tube stations, casting spells would give us way more time to catch up on TV and chill, while Hogwarts is the kind of school than many of us dream of. The only place that any of this actually exists is…

Bikram Yoga London

Bikram yoga is my latest obsession. I was invited down for a taster session at Bikram Yoga London in Canary Wharf, fell in love with it, then signed up for their 20 days for £40 intro offer. I’ve been meaning to improve my fitness for such a long time (haven’t we all), and this was the kick I needed. Bikram yoga is more than just fitness or flexibility – it’s mindfulness and relaxation too, which is why I love it.…

Ideas for an Alternative Valentine’s Day

You all know that I’m one of those people who loves all things alternative and unique. I’m not an overly romantic person in a cheesy way, I cringe so bad over Valentine’s Day proposals and the like, so today I’m sharing some ideas for an alternative Valentine’s Day. It seems like everyone does the same thing every year for Valentine’s Day, which is becoming pretty boring – does everyone go out for dinner and a movie? I don’t listen to…