Recently it's been freshers' week for a lot of students in Manchester; it seemed impossible to get through town without being stuck behind groups of young people, huddled in packs like penguins trying to survive they first winter out on their own. This combined with me recently being asked to fill in the 'Graduate Outcomes' … Continue reading Where are we now?
So, it's been a little while since I've been active here. I was sort of getting into posting regularly and I'd created some pieces I was really proud of (specifically my post about poetry, and my vegan food weekend). I had some good ideas for posts in the time I wasn't writing but no really … Continue reading An Unstructured, Untitled, Unplanned Update
It happened again. I stopped blogging for months. I'd been doing so well, posting weekly blogs, poems, reviews, essays, varied formats, the whole works. I'd just celebrated 50 followers and 200 likes a couple of weeks before complete silence. I was enjoying running this blog as well, which is the only important thing really, so … Continue reading Where have I been?
This is my 50th post on this blog so I thought it was a fitting time for a quick update and a big thank you! In the past week I past 50 followers and 200 likes, which I know doesn't sound like a lot in this world of multi-millionaire follower counts on instagram influencers, but … Continue reading Thank You!
A few weeks on from posting 'Three Years of Books - A Reflection' it has become my most liked, most viewed, and responded to post of all time on my blog. I'm really happy about that, I put a lot of work and thought into it and was actually pretty proud of what I've produced. The … Continue reading The Cost of My Degree – A Reflection
3 years of university. 2 years of assessed work which will determine my overall grade: 2 presentations, 33,000 words worth of essay, 1 creative project, 4 exams. 2 in class tests, and a 10,000 word dissertation. (It's sounds like a lot when I count it up like that). Now its over. That means I've officially … Continue reading Three Years of Books – A Reflection
Not about books in any way - although I did eat this mini microwave cake while reading so I guess that counts? I just wanted to share this recipe I put together for anyone else that has a chocolate craving once in a while. To make 1 cake: 2 tablespoons of self raising flour, 1 … Continue reading As An Aside: 2 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe (Vegan)
It's been about a month now since I challenged myself to do one plant-based week and since then I've just about managed to keep it up so I thought I'd do a bit of a check in post with a few recipes and recommendations thrown in. *Disclaimer* all the views I express here are my … Continue reading One Month on from My Vegan Week – An Update
I always keep a list at the back of my diary of every book I read. This year I read 54 books in total (and this doesn't include any academic textbooks I pondered over in the library, and any poetry books I picked at) which averages out at just over 1 book per week, which … Continue reading My 17 Favourite Reads of 2017
In the past ten weeks (being term 1 of my third year of University) I finally got back into writing! So here's a post about why and how that happened. It is a bit self-congratulatory, but I hope maybe you'll be able to take some positivist away from reading on. Writers blocks don't last forever, … Continue reading I Write, I Wrote, I Have Written