• The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley Book Review
    Lifestyle,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Sober Life

    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley | Book Review

    I know love at first sight is talked about, but can ‘book at first sight’ be a thing? Earlier this summer, I was in The Works in Leicester, and quite literally picked a book off the shelf and bought it. The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley. Usually one to ponder over books, study blurbs, flick through the first pages and stress over if it’s worth the money (I’m a library person myself), this was indeed a rare occasion. What, therefore, led to me doing such a thing? In retrospect, the full title ‘The Sober Diaries How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living’ was a major factor. This spoke to…

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    September 2018 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a bullet journal progress report. I’ve switched things up for September after a great deal of YouTube tutorial watching and Pinterest inspiration. From July and August’s spreads, I realised that bold colours weren’t for me and I prefer a minimalist, subtle layout. Without further ado, here’s my September 2018 bullet journal setup. It’s never too late to start a journal, so get a notebook and pen at the ready and plan with me. September 2018 Bullet Journal Setup Theme September’s layout is influenced somewhat by my birthday at the end of August and just not being able to resist stationery generally.…

  • How to Avoid Alcohol at University
    Sober Life

    How to Avoid Alcohol at University

    Gosh, how many times I changed my mind on this post’s title. Previous ideas included ‘How to Survive at Uni and not Drink Alcohol’ and ‘How to Avoid Alcohol at University and Have Fun’ but they seemed too long. Anyway, enough of me rambling, I hope it’s clear what the post will be about. You know I’m not an alcohol fan, so let’s cut to the chase. It’s the time of year when many new students are gearing up to go uni. There’ll no doubt be nerves about the experience. One of my main worries regarding university was coping with the drinking culture when I didn’t drink. I soon discovered…

  • Student Money Saving Tips

    Student Money Saving Tips | University

    As it was results day, I’m sure that soon-to-be university students are gearing up for the move. Oh, how I miss those IKEA trips. Whilst heading towards a new stage in life is exciting, there’s always a recurring worry about student life. Money. Being a student comes with its financial woes. With that in mind, here are my student money saving tips, so you focus on enjoying the uni experience, rather than stressing about your bank account. Student Money Saving Tips Student Discounts If you’re not doing this already, then start now. Student discounts are brilliant. Even if it’s just 10%, every penny counts. The best student discount provider in…

  • Random Facts About Me
    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    Random Facts About Me – Blogger Q&A

    Happy weekend everyone! The lovely Emma from Emma’s Jots tagged me in the Random Facts About Me Q&A. As the questions are so good, I couldn’t resist. I’ve tagged a few bloggers at the end of the post. However, if you’re up for the challenge or in need of a blog post idea, then just take the plunge and have a go! All you need to do is answer these questions. It’s time to take on the Random Facts About Me Q&A: When was the last time you cried? Honestly, I can’t remember. I’m not a huge crier. There are times I might want to cry, when I’m having a…

  • July 2018 Favourites
    Fashion & Beauty,  Lifestyle,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Travel

    July 2018 Favourites | What I’ve Loved

    It’s time for my July 2018 Favourites. Before we know it, the end of August will arrive! One thing I notice with favourites posts is that beauty products feature heavily. My July 2018 Favourites prove this doesn’t have to be the case. My July 2018 Favourites Devon           Considering I spent the middle chunk of July 2018 in Devon, it’s definitely a favourite! We were lucky with the weather, which made a difference. In July, Devon and Cornwall are susceptible to rain, but not this time. My days involved admiring coastal views, swimming in the sea and eating A LOT of ice cream. Notes on a…

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    Bullet Journal August 2018 Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s bullet journal time! Today is a continuation of my bullet journal adventure. If you don’t have a bullet journal, but want to start one, there’s plenty of inspiration out there. Never fear though, you don’t need to be a master of brush lettering or an artist to start one. I am proof of this. News The major blog news this week, I am now self-hosted! How exciting! I’m looking forward to improving my blog quality and having access to some much-needed plugins. My new site is pretty much there, but I need to make a few tweaks such as changing A LOT of feature images, so if you come…

  • Bullet Journal
    Blogging,  In the Home,  Lifestyle

    Starting a Bullet Journal

    It’s the start of a new week and a new month, so why not try something new? My poor Twitter and Instagram followers have been putting up with me spamming them with posts about my attempts at starting a bullet journal, so I thought it’s only fair I share my experience on the blog too. I’ve been tempted to start a bullet journal for quite some time, but was always put off under the belief you need to be an amazing artist, which I am most certainly not. However, after watching a fair few YouTube tutorials and reading many blogs, I decided to take the leap and have a go…

  • University

    5 Things I Have Learnt from 2nd Year

    If there’s something that I noticed more than anything during my 2nd year at uni, it is how different it was compared to my 1st year. Bearing that in mind, I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks based on my experience, that could help you during your student life. Halls is not a bad idea The standard process regarding accommodation at uni means that you spend your 1st year in halls of residence, as this is a great way to meet people and become part of the student community. Whilst most people then choose to move into private housing in 2nd year, I decided to go back into…