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🍎What I eat in a week at University 🍎

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  good evening,  I am going to try and stick to Sunday as my regular posting day now as much as I possibly can - as a student it just makes the most sense as it's my day to relax. One of my 2021 goals is to put more effort into my blog and to post regularly in the hope of growing my little corner of the internet.  Since coming back to uni this year I've decided to put more thought and time into cooking - last term I ate a lot of takeaways and not only was that financially irresponsible, it didn't feel good! Also, last semester, as a friendship group we would take turns cooking, cook for each other etc and now that I'm here living very independantly it is down to me to cook every night 😂 I can't (and don't) make anything fancy, it's fairly basic but it's actually quite enjoyable and I do feel better for it.  So, this week I decided to keep a little food diary so I could show you all what I've eaten this week and how most of it is really simple and pr

🧳 Moving back to university in Lockdown 🧳

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  good evening,   I hope everyone is well, and that you are all looking after yourselves. I hope you were able to do something restful with your Sunday today - read a book, had a bath, took a walk, or any activity you like to do for self-care during this hard time ♡  I would also like to take a moment to say that my comment section and instagram messages are always open for support and a chat when things get tough (I read all my message requests so as long as it's a friendly, appropriate message I will always answer you!)  On with this evenings cosy little post! I made a very bold decision that I would spend this third lockdown at university, almost completely by myself. All my wonderful friends and my boyfriend have decided to wait until the lockdown is lifted to return, and no one knows if that will even happen this semester! Social media and texts and calls have become my lifeline - I've messaged more people today than I usually would, and our family group chat has been very

Wrapping up 2020... November & December reads 🎄

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 Hello everyone!! I hope everyone is well and had a lovely restful Christmas if you celebrated it. ðŸŽ… I never got round to posting my November wrap up before it was too late so I have combined it with December to wrap up the final months of 2020. It's been a tough year, and for those of us in the UK it is going to be a tough start to 2021 but we are resilient and I personally feel hope due to the incredible and selfless efforts of our healthcare workers and scientists! Wherever you are in the world, it will be okay; if we take each day by day, and keep ourselves safe, by following regulations and having our vaccine when we're offered it, we will be back with our loved ones before we know it!  - November -  November was a weird month for me. It started well and then ended with isolation and an unexpected return home from university. It was also a strange reading month, no pleasure reads and all uni work; overall a draining month that I don't recall very much of. However, I d

Uni reading Module 2 - mini reviews!!

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  hi everyone!  A few months ago I posted my Uni Reading Module 1 mini reviews  after it was requested on my Instagram poll. I promised to be back with Module 2 and I've only just now gotten round to it - sorry about that!  If you don't already know or haven't read many of my other posts - I am a BA English Literature student and I have a really varied reading list, with some personal favourites of mine and some brand new reads too! Module 2 - The Gothic: Transgressive to Shock >The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole (1764) This is hailed as the first gothic novel and it has such an interesting back story which I definitely encourage you to look into.  This is a very typical novel of incest, secret passages, tyranny and death. Spooky paintings and a curse, a damsel chased around a castle. Reading it nowadays it's quite amusing  - I liked it! 3  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ >Dracula - Bram Stoker (1897) This is a really exciting gothic read. It's a little slow to start I must admit

🍂MY COSY AUTUMN FILMS🍂

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 Hello, long time no see! If you are new here and you don't already know - I am at university and my time is spread very thin! I haven't posted since moving here in September and it really is about time.  I popped a poll up on my Instagram story last night and I had a huge response with most people wanting to see this post so I sat down today and had a big think about movies that make me feel cosy and autumnal.  If you voted for the other post option which was a rundown of my reads for Module 2 of my degree then that will be up next Sunday! I had hoped to go out and take some nice autumnal photos for this post but late last night I was told to isolate by NHS track & trace for the next 10 days so we will have to make do with slightly less impressive photos :(  1) Pocahontas     There is just so much autumnal imagery in this film. Swirling leaves, campfires, sunsets. It's one of Disney's most gorgeous animations in my opinion. 2) You've Got Mail         Slightly o

❤️ Moving out at 19 - info, thoughts & feelings (inspired by Jared Davies)❤️

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  Hello everyone!! Firstly I would like to say that this post is inspired by Jared Davies post 'MOVING OUT AT 18' which you can read here  - he is a fellow blogger who is also moving into student accommodation this month and I definitely recommend you give his post a read!! He has lots of different lifestyle blogs that I always really enjoy, and like me is going to be blogging about his experiences through university so maybe consider going over and following him if you like that sort of content. ❤️ A few days ago I moved into my accommodation at BGU (Lincoln) ready to begin my first year as a first year BA English Literature student.   I've had my heart set on BGU from the first open day that I attended and I was so lucky to have been awarded an unconditional offer to study with them.  I have chosen to live slightly off campus as  I was keen to have as much independence as possible whilst still enjoying the fun parts of communal living. I wanted some distance between study

🧩 Hardback TBR 🧩

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    Hi, you there! Yes, you! Thank you for visiting my post - this was chosen by poll by my followers and I hope you find something here to add to your own TBR!  My Hardback TBR 1. The Red Daughter - John Burnham Schwartz   This story follows Svetlana Alliluyeva - daughter of Joseph Stalin - as she is smuggled into America. She has to adapt to her new society after her radically different life in Russia; however, she spends time reverting back to her previous lifestyle - joining a cult-like community, and travelling back to the Soviet Union.  Burnham Schwartz's father was the lawyer who escorted Alliluyeva to the US and he has used the collection of documents and research he has to write this extraordinary novel.  2. Call Me Evie - J. P. Pomare This is quite a dark, psychological thriller that definitely isn't for the faint-hearted.  17 year-old Kate Bennett, is being held against her will in an isolated beach hut having been put there by a mysterious man named Bill. He tells h