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Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Hello Again! Do you like pancakes? Do you make them from scratch or buy the ready mixture? Pancake day is coming up very soon… it is on 16 February and is well known as Shrove Tuesday! Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes the day before […]

Introduction to skin care

Introduction to skin care

Hellooo everyone! And welcome back to an exciting new post by yours truly 😊. Skin care is something fundamental to me and I love doing it! The thrill of buying and trying new products is unreal, and today I made a list of my favourite […]

How to have a good work/life balance

How to have a good work/life balance

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all ok?! A little bit about me: I have been at University College Birmingham for nearly 5 years now and during this time I have always had a part-time job. When I transitioned from college to university I was aware […]

What if….?

What if….?

Hey everyone, Hope you’re all doing well! This week I’m going to answer the question that most of us have asked ourselves or others multiple times in our lives. And that is… what if I don’t make it? What if I do not succeed? What […]

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Ah it’s that time of year again, where restaurants charge an extra £20 on a set menu, the card shops turn red and all my coupled friends post soppy Instagram stories. I’m single for 14 February, and this hasn’t been the best year for dating […]

Student Finance for Migrant Workers

Student Finance for Migrant Workers

Hey everyone and welcome back to a new post! This post is mostly directed to all EU students who are working and studying in the UK.  I only discovered Student Finance also awards the maintenance loan to EU students (if you work) on my second […]

How are animals clever?

How are animals clever?

Hello again, I recently watched the first episode of a programme on TV called The Chaser’s Road Trip and they showed us how different animals are clever compared to humans. Monkeys On the chaser’s road trip program, they visited a bonobo monkey called Kanzi and […]

Long Distance Relationships

Long Distance Relationships

A tough blog for me to write but a very important one! My lovely boyfriend Mitch moved to Montpellier, South of France, at the start of July 2020. 🙁 Mitch moved to France to continue his pilot training and here we are 7 months down […]

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 […]

Missing the Brummie Music Scene

Missing the Brummie Music Scene

It’s getting towards a whole year in lockdowns and restrictions now. When I think back to last February, I remember how nice it was to just be living my life doing all the things I love. One of the things I have missed the most […]