University Advice – Taking a Gap Year before starting university

This year, not only am I working as an ambassador for my university, but I also signed up to be a college parent, which means helping to mentor a few first years in the same college I’m in. One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot of over the last few months is around gap years and honestly I can understand why. These are not normal times, and for many the idea of starting university during a pandemic isn’t awesome, so a lot of people are considering gap years. So today, because I was serious about wanting to do lots of university-advice related posts, I thought I’d chat about why I took a gap year, and how it connected and impacted my experience going back to university so I hope you find this post helpful!

The Sustainable Living Challenge #2: The Zero Waste Challenge Ft. Happy Panda

Moksha was one of my first blogging friends and I have always admired her for her commitment to not only really fun, relatable posts, but also being as environmentally conscious and eco-friendly as possible. Eco-friendly living is in fact what started our chat about collabs, and our sustainable living challenge was born. Last month, we challenged each other to each go vegetarian/vegan for a week and blogged about how the challenge went, you can read about the challenge she set me here and the challenge I set her here. This month, as I said, we thought we’d do something different and tackle waste as that is a big problem when it comes to living ‘green’, so here is our challenge, and how it went. How we’re sharing this post is I will share Moksha’s diary and tips on my blog, and my experience will be shared on her blog so be sure to give both a read! I hope y

Starting second year feeling like a first year

With second year though, brings a whole new chance to actually experience uni like they show in the movies, or talk about in books (or post about on social media … just so I don’t sound like a complete grandma). Now that the world seems to be creating a new normal, where we can somewhat do normal things just with a few covid-safety rules, I can actually be a real uni student … it’s just super sad that I’m saying that after already being at uni for a year! Honestly, in many ways I still feel like a first year student…

My Adventures Across the UK

Travelling with a friend is honestly one of the most fun experiences you can ever have. It doesn’t have to be an expensive or lavish holiday – you could just visit some nearby cities near you if that’s what’s in your budget but the fun of having a holiday with a friend is something you just can’t replicate. I know I’ve been talking a lot about this holiday I had with my friend but honestly, it was a really great experience. After over a year of not being able to travel, and nine months of not seeing my university friends, can you blame me though?? Check out my post to hear the full adventure we had

Introducing … The ‘KNOW YOUR BUDDY’ TAG!!!

Hi everyone! Ashish and I have created the ‘Know Your Buddy’ Tag, a fun tag to encourage blogger collaborations, and to help us all get to know each other a little better. How it works is you pick another blogger to do the tag with, you answer the questions with each other then share and publish your partner’s answers on your blog and vice versa. Then, because we’re all about sharing the love in the Blogosphere, tag another ten people to answer the same questions and keep the tag going! Please keep reading to check out our new tag and the starting nominations!!

12 Tips for surviving your Fresher’s week at University

On the topic of Fresher’s week, though, I mentioned in a previous post that I’m thinking of doing a series on tips and advice for university, and I figured this was the perfect starting point! Fresher’s week is not something you can escape, and it can be the best time ever, but it can also be very overwhelming and stressful, and I would hate for your first week at university to be anything other than exciting and delightful. Sooooo… here are my 12 tips for surviving your Fresher’s week at university! I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful! 

The Ultimate Harry Potter Holiday – must-see sites and activities in London

Hi all! As some of you know, I did a little holiday with a friend from uni before coming back to Durham. The first stop on our trip was London, and London is filled with all sorts of magical Harry Potter experiences, from film sites, to immersive tours, and other fun activities. So today, for all the other Harry Potter fans out there, here is the ultimate Harry Potter Holiday in London, with everything you should see and do during your stay. I hope you enjoy it!