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Tapas at Ocho, Jewellery Quarter

Tapas at Ocho, Jewellery Quarter

I recently paid a visit to the tapas restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter called Ocho. I’d wanted to visit since it opened, but after seeing ‘50% off on Wednesdays’ on one of their Instagram posts, I thought it was definitely time! Firstly, 50% off is […]

Valentine’s Movies

Valentine’s Movies

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and had a lovely Valentine’s Day. For this week’s blog post I thought I would continue with the idea of love and share with you some of my favourite romance films. Love Actually – Although this is […]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

As talked about previously in my blog post ‘Defying Gravity‘, I’m a huge theatre fan. I’ve seen a number of productions at various theatres, including Shakespeare in Stratford, musicals at the Hippodrome, amateur productions and open air theatre. One theatre I’d never been to before […]

Get to know: Salcooks

Get to know: Salcooks

A few months ago I wrote about a superb place just by Victoria Square, and after that I thought I could tell you about more places you definitely need to visit. I’m very proud of being Portuguese, you could say, and I’m definitely very proud of […]

Assignment Researching

Assignment Researching

In one of my more recent posts, I gave simple tips for putting together and writing an assignment (click here). In this post, I’m going to detail some more specific types of assignments, as well as reputable sources which could be applicable to certain courses. […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It was November when I started writing this post with assignment deadlines coming up and student loans having been spent. To be completely honest, all I’m wishing for right now is the arrival of my favorite time of the year – CHRISTMAS! Apparently, I’m not […]

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

I need to introduce you to a relatively new café/restaurant/bakery called Orientee Bakery. It’s just outside the city centre in Dale End, near the Bullring and between Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. This place is an absolute hidden gem! They serve breakfast including a […]

Reading Week!

Reading Week!

This week has been a busy one. Working full-time, being a full-time student and still trying to remain somewhat fit, healthy and social has proved a little much so I am forever grateful for the timing of our reading week! Work has been mental so I’ve […]

Westland visit

Westland visit

So when people ask me what I’m doing today, my normal response is not “I’m going to a herb farm”! So after a couple of weird looks I explained that it was part of my FDA Professional Cookery degree and was all about looking into quality […]

Life as a mature student

Life as a mature student

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve just turned 27… making me somewhat of a mature student. The first time I went to uni, I was 19 and didn’t have a clue what to do, so impatiently chose a course because everyone else looked […]