Behind the screen – my blogging insecurities

Two of my biggest inspirations in the blogging world are Olivia Lucie Blake, and Moksha from Happy Panda and honestly I aspire to one day be bloggers even half as incredible as them. One thing I’ve been inspired to do from following their blogs, is that it’s okay to share the negatives just as they are, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. So today I thought I’d give that a whirl, because while blogging is great fun and I can’t say I don’t love it, I don’t love it all the time and I’ve been really struggling with a few things recently. Let me share with you some of my blogging insecurities and stresses/non-positives. 

My Top 5 Places to Eat in Durham, UK

As a Durham uni student, there are a few essential experiences, such as walking through the cathedral, running up cardiac hill and eating your way around all the fabulous cafes and restaurants the city has to offer. One of the best things about Durham, at least in my opinion, is there are so many amazing places to grab a bite to eat (or a soothing cup of hot chocolate), so today I’d like to share some of my favourite spots (both cafes and restaurants) with you so you can start thinking about where you’re going to take those study breaks or social med

The Ultimate Autumn Bucket List

Now I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers do this sort of thing, and because we all know I’m a sucker for lists, and I’m finally in a country where I can do these things a little bit more, I thought I’d share an Autumn bucket list, both for all of you to tick off what you’ve done, and also to give us some inspiration of fun things to do before the festive season takes over! 

Therabox unboxing #3

my university term is now halfway over which means one thing … formative season!! This is an icky time of the term when lecturers have decided they’ve gone easy on us for long enough, and the deadlines for assessments start to appear in all their terrifying glory. Thankfully formatives are not for marks, but they are usually linked to assessments that do count so if you don’t do them properly you can really end up shooting yourself in the foot! Hence, stress levels are on the rise during this term, as my skin is very elegantly pointing out at the moment (thank you skin it is much appreciated we all know how fun pimples and breakouts are), and so I thought this was the perfect time to open another Therabox. This one is the ‘Dream’ box, because I’m dreaming it could just be Christmas holidays already hehe.

November Eco-Friendly Challenge: Food for Thought

I’ve tried many fun, interesting eco-friendly challenges this year, and some of my favourites have been food-related ones. Of course, that might just be because food is just amazing. However, I struggled to think of a food-related sustainability challenge that I hadn’t done in some way before, so to spice up the challenge, I thought, why not combine some of them into one big one? 

Adulting – is it as hard as it sounds?

Being an adult supposedly means doing annoying things like taxes and not having time to do what you love, but that isn’t usually the case. Being an adult, at least how I define it, is being able to look after yourself. It means you can live independently without worrying that things will fall to pieces and doing that isn’t too much hard work. Doing that just involves learning a few skills that can help you be an adult while still maintaining all the fun-loving things that you did when you didn’t have to worry about things like budgets and dishes. Today I share 10 adulting tips – skills that are essential to helping you cope in the big scary world!