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Lockdown is so boring… NOT ANYMORE!

Lockdown is so boring… NOT ANYMORE!

Hi everyone, Hope you are well, and happy February! With January being done, and with the UK being in lockdown, I took the opportunity to reflect back on this time last year when we were just about to go into the first long lockdown. Can’t […]

Lockdown Edition – Netflix and Chill!

Lockdown Edition – Netflix and Chill!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another post! I hope lockdown has been treating you all well and that you’ve been able to do something productive with your time. With all the assignment deadlines coming up, I’m sure we’ve all been running against time to […]

New Year New Me… right? Wrong!

New Year New Me… right? Wrong!

Hi everyone! 2020 – what a year! And we’ll leave that one there. I think it’s fair to say we all have high hopes for 2021, with many of us using this new chapter to magically change ourselves whether that be mentally or physically.  Talking […]

The power of music

The power of music

Hello again! When was the last time you listened to some music? Have you ever noticed how your mood changes depending on which type of music you are listening to? Or noticed how people get captivated when watching people sing opera? Music has always been […]

What are your Christmas presents during the pandemic?

What are your Christmas presents during the pandemic?

Hello again! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Did you manage to get the presents from the shops or did you have to order them online? There are plenty of online businesses that offer great Christmas present ideas, and it would be so great if you […]

Birthday on Lockdown

Birthday on Lockdown

Hey everyone! Hope all of you have had a great week so far! This weekend is kind of big for me since it’s my 21st birthday and I was hoping I’d have somewhere to go in Birmingham, but unfortunately everything interesting is closed. 🙁 Therefore I’ll […]

A guide to Christmas on Netflix

A guide to Christmas on Netflix

IT’S CHRIIIIIISTMAAAAAS! Well… it’s December – same thing right?! We all know that 2020 has been different and quite frankly very strange. The celebrations aren’t the same as those that we’re used to and we’ve all had to adapt this year and make new traditions. […]

Fanny Cradock: Britain’s First Celebrity Chef

Fanny Cradock: Britain’s First Celebrity Chef

Celebrity chefs surround us in the UK. Their faces appear on books, on the side of bus stops, on product ranges in supermarkets, their names lit up in bright lights on their chain restaurants. While now the TV chef is a completely innocuous part of […]

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

The UK’s second biggest city certainly has a lot to offer with its huge retail centres, nightlife and plentiful green spaces. If you have read my first blog post, you might remember that one of my things to advise my first year self was to […]

What I learned from my first year at uni

What I learned from my first year at uni

Coming to university for the first time might be a daunting experience for any new student. I know that because three years ago I was in that same position: the nervousness and lack of sleep due to the uncertainty of the upcoming future, not knowing […]