#Shareasmile – gifting with Getting Personal

Last night they unveiled Christmas trees on QVC, and despite Autumn not starting officially until 22nd of September, the weather being fairly warm and sunny, it seems we are entering the season of gifting.  Cue blind panic, the realisation that…

Things you need to know about your year abroad

So Imii wrote a post – that I connected with on a deep and personal level – about her experiences on her year abroad in Paris, and how it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows and macarons and the Eiffel Tower,…

23 things at 23

‘Life is a box of chocolates’ Forrest Gump taught us, ‘you never know what you’re going to get’. Well, with the addition of flavour cards that isn’t strictly true; it’d read better as ‘life is like a gift selection box someone…

5 Transferrable skills from blogging

Buzzword alert: transferrable skills. An ‘en vogue’ term that basically means things you can do well in one aspect or area of your life, may also apply to somewhere else. For slightly lazy gals like me, that’s kinda fab –…

Hello from the Other Side

So that’s it, we’re done and graduated. Winced at that £45 to hire a hat and a hood and robes that nearly suffocated me on more than one occasion, didn’t fall over on my way to accept my degree, got…

University regrets and why they’re not a bad thing

I’m graduating in two weeks (in case you missed that memo), and I’ve spent quite a lot of the last month reflecting on my time at university both by myself and with friends. Though the ‘with friends’ is really more…

No I’m not a Politician – but I am politically engaged

Brexit. The slightly breakfast cereal sounding portmanteau coined for one of the biggest decisions facing the UK since the turn of the century (or the indyref if you’re up in Scotland). A poll where every vote counted in deciding the fate…

Undergrad to (Un)Employed

I’m passing through a pretty big milestone right now – as are the rest of class of 2k16. Finishing exams, coursework, assignments, projects, any assessed piece of work that dictates the numbers on that worryingly expensive bit of paper. And,…

The Stanford Case

I woke up today to news that a convicted rapist had been given 6 months in prison because any more would have ruined his promising career as an athlete. I saw online media use a yearbook photo and list his…


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