A Beginners Guide to Storing Wine

The Italian Classicist in me loves a good glass of wine, and as I’ve recently been in Rome, I thought this guest post that popped into my email inbox may be interesting to some of you! It’s also a cheeky opportunity to share a few more of my Rome pictures. I’m very busy with writing essays at the moment, but after reading this I’m craving the bottle of Rose in my fridge… If you are a newcomer to the world of serious wine tasting and collecting, you will probably have learned a reasonable amount of new terminology in a relatively…

How To Pack Your Suitcase Like A Pro

(this is a guest post, picture is mine from our recent trip to Barcelona!) Before you travel this summer, make sure you’ve got packing down to a tee. It’s not difficult once you know how to pack well and efficiently. Packing isn’t usually the highlight of your holiday, to say the least, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s not too bad. It doesn’t need to be stressful if you make sure you have everything you need and check and double check! Once you’ve compiled your essential list, then it’s time to think about packing and making the…

3 Simple Ways to Find a Waitressing Job Online

Hola from Barcelona! I’ve been really busy these last few weeks with a trip to Rome and now Barcelona! I’m having an amazing time, make sure to keep up with me on Instagram. There’ll be lots of new content from me when I’m back, but for now I’ve got a guest post. Finding a job as a student can be hard, without any work experience and awkward availability around lectures. Lots of my friends have worked in bars or restaurants around their degrees, it can be a great way to earn a bit of extra money alongside your loan. Here…

Romantic Things To Do In London

(this is a guest post, picture is mine from Kew Gardens Orchid Festival last week – see more here!) Whether you’re heading out for date night or planning a relaxing weekend getaway, there are plenty of romantic things for you and your spouse to do in London. From royal palaces to museums and famous jazz clubs, there’s little wonder London remains one of the most visited destinations around the world, so what better place to spend time bonding with your significant other or otherwise tying the knot? In a city famous for its cultural landmarks and vibrant arts and entertainment…

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Yesterday my gal Alicja and I checked out the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens. Neither of us had been to Kew before, so we didn’t know what to expect other than lots of plants. It was wonderful – we’ll definitely be back in the summer to check out the parts we didn’t have time to see. I took loads of photos, so I’ll focus this blog post on the Orchid Festival, and post another about the Palm House ASAP. The Orchid Festival This year is the 23rd Orchid Festival, held in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. It celebrates the beautiful,…

Things We Just Can’t Live Without

(this is a guest post) It’s good to save money where you can, but for many people, there are some things people cannot simply live without. It could be that those things are what helps to bring in the money in the first place, or perhaps it’s how they relax and unwind. Maybe they just have some form of sentimental value. Whatever the reason, here are some of the things that society simply can’t live without these days.   Computers Laptops, tablets, smartphones… Once you have one of these items (or all of them), it’s hard to let them go…

My 4th Year Student Bedroom in East London!

You probably already know that I’m studying an MA at the moment because it’s all I talk about! This is my fourth year as a student in London, so my fourth student bedroom. I spent my first year in King’s College student halls (New Cross), second year in intercollegiate halls (Tottenham Hale) with a few pals from first year, third year in a Mile End maisonette, and now I’m in a flat in Hackney. I loved living in New Cross, but renting there is a bit pricey for a student budget, and Mile End was very convenient – 10 minutes…