Anyone going to university will have heard of Freshers Week either from older siblings, friends, or university open days, but for those of you who don’t know and are heading to university in the autumn it is basically a week, or two, organised by your university. They usually consist of costume nights, themed parties and pub crawls designed to help you make friends and get used to the university lifestyle. For me, Freshers Week was amazing! Coming from London to York, the drinks were much cheaper and I was introduced to new delicacies like cheesy chips and gravy by my new Northern friends. As York is a collegiate university, each student is basically put into a college for the three years, all of my Fresher’s events revolved around our college. From a superhero bar crawl to an American themed party, my Freshers Week was full of fun, laughs and alcohol. Continue reading “My University Survival Guide: The Infamous Freshers Week”
As A Level results, day approaches and Twitter is full of people worrying about university I thought I would share the tips and tricks I wish I had been told last year in a series of posts leading up to the dreaded results day in a few weeks time. But first I thought I’d give you an insight into my own experiences during my first year at uni. Rewind to September 2016 and I can clearly remember the juxtaposing feelings of dread and excitement as moving in day loomed. I had decided to not only live away from home in London but actually move to a University 200 miles away – a thought that still freaks me out just a little bit. My first year was filled with ups and downs, the most memorable being my brief trip to the hospital, but that’s a story for another time. Continue reading “My University Survival Guide: Making the Move from Home to Uni Halls”
Author: Naomi Alderman
Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Feminist
Number of Pages: 340
Goodreads Link: The Power by Naomi Alderman
When teenage girls across the world start developing the power to maim and even kill by releasing electricity. From the perspective of a male historian thousands of years ahead of the time of the main narrative, The Power follows four very different individuals and the effects of this world phenomenon. As girls and boys are separated and the look for a cure begins worldwide, teenage girls start awakening the power in older women – now women are no longer the weaker sex. Soon societies begin to crumble, oppressed women turn to rebellion and the world armies are now run and equipped with the strongest females, it’s clear girls now rule the world, but how long will it last? Continue reading “The Power by Naomi Alderman | Book Review”
As I was looking through my beauty products I realised just how many are not ethically sourced. This is probably why Lush is one of the brands I always gravitate towards when seeking out new products. If you have access to any social media, you will have seen lush products take the world by storm. Although their products are functionally amazing, the thing that impresses me the most is that their ingredients are as ethically sourced as possible. From sweet ylang ylang oil to the luxurious feel of cocoa butter, the many different Lush products on offer contain a load of beautiful and useful products that really make them work. In this post, I wanted to give you a brief description of some of my own favourites. Continue reading “Beauty Obsessions: Lush”
This week I seem to have lived on trains. Last Sunday I quickly planned a trip back home in London to get away from York for a bit and visit family and friends. It was when I was on the train from York to King’s Cross on Monday that I had the idea for this post. As I was sat on a quite empty train carriage I noticed the many different things that people actually do on the train. A teenage boy to the right of me had his headphones in, eyes shut appearing absorbed in his own world whilst a woman a few rows down wrote at lightning speed in a small notebook occasionally glancing out onto the Northern countryside for inspiration. It hit me then that watching other people is the perfect way to form new stories. Whilst I haven’t been in the writing mood at the moment, I can totally understand now how authors do think up some of their best ideas when travelling.
Since finishing uni for the summer in June I have found it very hard to stay invested in a book, which is one of the main reasons why my Goodreads Reading Challenge is so low at the moment. So last week I decided that I needed to get back into my reading. When I’ve hit little reading blocks before, often when I’ve binged a series, I have found that the best way to get back into reading is through light-hearted romance novels or comedies. This time I actually went to the iBooks charts and found this little gem. I had heard from others about Jenny Han and knew that this particular book is actually being turned into a movie!
When I was creating this new blog there were a few formats of post that I was really excited to delve into. The idea of the monthly favourites has always been one of my favourite blog posts to read and videos to watch. I guess, to me, they are the perfect way to get to know someone. You are not just learning about their favourite book or nail varnish but the top items they have constantly been using over the period of a month. They are also the perfect way to keep track on items you have loved. By having them easily documented in this format, the blogger is able to quickly read through and maybe find items they had totally forgotten about. So that’s enough with the ramble here is my first, of hopefully many, monthly favourites!