The Busy B Book Journal

I feel like a bit of a blogging failure so far in 2016, but I’ve been so busy with essays, trying to figure out what I’m doing for my dissertation and module choices for next year, as well as uploading to both my vlog channel and music channel on YouTube… but I’m eager to get back in the game and keep reading lots of books for inspiration and to review! That’s where the Busy B Book Journal comes in. I’m a bit of a Busy B fangirl; I bought the Busy B academic planner for uni and reviewed it on the blog…

Free Writing.

  Free Writing Friday 12th February 2016. 1:28am. Recently I’ve been so tired and uninspired, so somebody recommended ‘free writing’. I don’t really know the specifics, but I suppose you just write about whatever comes to mind, so that’s what I’m doing. Even though I’m a ‘blogger’, I often find it difficult to get words out through typing… I usually write out my history essays by hand too, then type them up afterwards. It’s a slow process, but if I’m writing by hand, I know I’m thinking more about the words that I’m conjuring up, because I can’t simply delete them…

Personalised Valentine’s Day Gifts with Snapfish

It’s that time of year again… Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. My boyfriend is in California until June, so we can’t be one of those annoying couples and go on a cute dinner / cinema date, but that hasn’t stopped me from procuring a few little gifts and a cute card for him, which will probably cost a fair bit to post to the US. Last year, my boyfriend and I weren’t “officially” together until a few days after, but we spent the day making pancakes together, he…

Amazon Student Kawaii Haul!

When shopping on Amazon, the possibilities are endless… books, stationery, video games, music, clothes… My Amazon wishlist is always increasing – you can literally get almost anything you want on there (including all the cute things a girl could dream of), and with a Prime account or Amazon Student, next-day delivery is free! If you haven’t heard of Amazon Student before, it’s essentially Prime, but half price for students, at only £39 a year. My boyfriend swears by it, and they even do a 6 month free trial, which I keenly signed up for last week. Not only do you get unlimited one-day…

Thoughts on Detox Tea

January seems to be the month where everyone attempts to ‘sort themselves out’ by joining the gym, trying a new diet, or try the latest trend in weight loss, which seems to be ‘detox tea’ at the moment. As an avid tea drinker myself, I enjoy trying lots of new types, whether it’s green tea matcha, fruit flavours or your standard English Breakfast. Personally, I’m not trying to lose weight (I’m a size 8 anyway), but I did join the gym in November and have been trying to be more cautious about my eating habits, in an attempt to feel…

The Tower of London!

Since my ‘Snapshots from Rome’ post in December was one of the most well-received blog posts I’ve ever written, I’ve decided to share a few more photography-orientated posts of the places I’ve been to. I’d been to the Tower of London before with my family, but visited it again in November with my Grandad and his brother, as they’d never been. I had a day off from uni, and we were lucky that it was sunny enough to wander around a Christmas market after and have lunch outside. The Tower of London isn’t the cheapest place to visit, but they do…

Farfetch Curates Art | Book Review

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I enjoy reviewing the books I’ve read. Farfetch, a fashion website that sells products from over 300 independent boutiques, got in contact and asked if I’d like to review their new Farfetch Curates Art book. Of course I’m not really an art expert, and I typically read fiction or history books, but something intrigued me about the idea of combining modern art with fashion.