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The Madrid Diaries: One Week In

After what has felt like the most exhausting week, my suitcases are unpacked and I’ve finally settled down in Madrid. I waved goodbye to my Dad a couple of days ago meaning I’m officially alone in a new city, setting out on my long, anxiously anticipated year abroad. If you…

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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in their dreams–and in their worst nightmares too.” Author: Pat Barker…

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy at University

What I struggled with most during my first year at university was maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I couldn’t keep my eyes open during lectures, would never say no to a night out, and didn’t even enjoy half the nights anyway. If I weren’t snacking from the fridge, I’d be devouring…

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Little Things 4

New Season, New Favourites & New Beginnings. I’ll try and not start this post by pushing the British stereotype and blabber about the weather, but it’s safe to say autumn is well and truly in full swing. While drowning in blankets, I’ve spent the last couple of days brainstorming what…

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August Wrap-Up

September 1st marks the first day of meteorological Autumn meaning the jumpers are out, the rain is pouring and we might finally stop seeing middle-aged men take to the streets topless as soon as they catch a glimpse of some British sunshine. Although to be honest, as someone who is…

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Little Fires Everywhere Book Review

“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.” Author: Celeste Ng Published: 2017 Pages: 338 Rating: 5 stars Oh how I loved…

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Student Housing 101

Like most university students, you probably spent your first year in halls. Personally, I loved my accommodation. Well, despite the incessant fire alarm which insisted to go off at the worst moments: mid-shower, dozing off the night before an exam, dinner cooking away in the oven. Yeah. That part was…

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Integrating Fitness into Every Day Life

During term time at uni I was going to the gym about 4-5 times a week. I’d wake up, head to the gym and work up a sweat before heading home to get ready for lectures. Now however, the gym has taken a backseat. We’re half-way through August and it’s…

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Blossoming Hearts Award

So fellow book fanatic and blogger Emily has kindly nominated me for the Blossoming Hearts Award, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Bloggers like Emily remind me how lovely the blogging community truly is, her endless support over the past couple of months has been incredible. Make sure you check…

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On Writing, Telling Stories & Progressing – Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone.

Tuesday 31st July 2018, Waterstones ‘In Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi’ It was after devouring her debut novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ when I discovered author Tomi Adeyemi was coming to Waterstones in Liverpool. After relishing this enchanting story, I bought a ticket and I’m so happy I did. Hearing…

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