Daily Blogging: Why I Did It and Why I Won't Be Doing It Again

Friday, 30 September 2016
Through my three years of blogging, I have never been that person to blog every day. I’ve always been consistent and I’ve very rarely taken more than a week off, however, due to various factors, full-time work and studying for exams, daily blogging seemed out of my reach. 

I decided to set myself a challenge. I wanted to blog every day for a week to see what difference it would make to my stats and to see if I set my mind to it I could do it. I was recently inspired by InTheFrow's interview in Blogosphere magazine, she daily blogged for two years whilst successfully completing her PHD and working full time. If she can blog for two years daily, then surely I can do a week? 

A week may not seem a lot for some, but being someone who hasn’t blog two days in a row, I wanted to put everything into it. So, how did I get on?


Essential Items All University Freshers Need

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
It's an exciting time of the year for many young people around the country. They'll soon be packing up their room and heading to university halls, where they'll be known for the rest of the year as 'freshers'. 

It's been 5 years to this week that I headed off to study Criminology in a city far away from my hometown of Nottingham. Being in a city that was unfamiliar, it was important that my room was 'homely' and comforting to be in. It can be hard decorating your student room when there are limited changes and alterations that you can make to it. But, thankfully, Tiger has so many budget-friendly, gorgeous homeware items that can spruce up your university room. 

5 TV Shows To Binge-Watch Immediately

Sunday, 25 September 2016
We’ve all been there. You've settled down ready to watch a new tv series, you are nestled into your spot on the sofa with a cosy blanket and a good amount of snacks, but the next thing you know, you’ve been scrolling through Netflix for an hour looking for something to watch. I’ve been there many times and out of frustration, I've just ended up watching some weird documentary on Netflix instead. 

But don’t worry guys, you’ll never be in that position again (unless you’ve already seen these, then try Google?) as I've put together a list of 5 TV shows that you can binge watch immediately. There all completed series you can watch from beginning to end with no distractions. Yes Netflix, I am still watching. 

My Relationship with Makeup

Friday, 23 September 2016
It's easy to explain why I love makeup, but sometimes hard for people to understand. When I wear makeup, I feel more like me. When I went through a breakup last year, I tried to keep busy but I stopped caring or I couldn't be bothered to wear makeup and my mum said to me 'you've got to keep your routines or you'll get even more down' and I think she was right. 

A Birthday Stay in Ulverston

Thursday, 22 September 2016
My boyfriend and I had booked a week off in September for my birthday (plus we both wanted a little holiday) and rather than going abroad like we did in June, we decided to have a good old staycation.

I've always wanted to visit the Lake District, therefore it was finally time for us to pack our bags and head there for three nights. Due to neither of us being able to drive we knew our options were limited due to public transport. After a bit of research, we decided to head to Ulverston.

Ulverston is a festival town just south of the lakes. It's only a short train trip away from Manchester and with plenty of things to do in the little town, we knew we had found a great spot.