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Little Things 6: 10 favourites

Happy Monday! We’re all heading back to work here in Spain after enjoying the ‘Puente’ (4 day weekend). I took this as an opportunity to have a couple of lazy days. I’ve neglected self-care lately, working every day and not taking any time out for myself. It’s important to remember…

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The Madrid Diaries: A Week in the Life of a Language Assistant

In my previous post, ‘With Every Negative Comes a Positive’, I gave a little insight into the reality of living abroad. Following that, I thought I’d share a week in my life, delving deeper into the reality of working as a language assistant. I was debating whether to upload this. Of…

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The Madrid Diaries: One Month In

Wandering, Progressing & Choosing Spontaneity I always say it, but this past month has flown by. The day I’m uploading this marks exactly one month since I hopped off the plane at Madrid’s airport; one month since the stark Spanish heat hit us, shivering in Liverpool’s cold winds just a…

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Little Things 5

Foodie Finds, Clouded Skies, and Treasuring Independence I thought I’d kick off the start of my long weekend with my favourite post to write. Although it’s something I don’t do often enough, I love taking a timeout to document some of the minutiae of everyday life. It’s so easy to…

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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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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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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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6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting University

Having just finished second year, I’m now officially half-way through university – where has the time gone? My first two years of studying have been the most exciting, but also a couple of the most challenging years of my life. I’ve learned a lot, not least academically, but I’ve learned…

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June Wrap Up – Books I’ve Read This Month

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Now that uni’s over for summer, I’ve found…

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