New Year, New You (But seriously)

  I never make New Year's Resolutions, can never be bothered. Any changes to lifestyle and well being can be made at any time of the year. Saying that though, I thought I'd share my little pearls of wisdom that I either learnt this year, or used to help me get through trying times this [...]

Expat vs Immigrant – Why One and Not the Other?

Yep, I am allowed to go around calling myself an expat. Doesn't it sound glamorous - like my days are filled with multilingualism and drinking good wine (and not being totally out of my depth in Spanish and nursing the occasional "oh god what fresh hell is this" hangover, I assure you).   But why do [...]

10 Pains of Being a Girl

Starbucks...hugs...twerking...the worshipping of Ryan Gosling. Whatever comes to mind when you think of girls, we're all quite different from one another. But there are a few things that unite us all. Annoying things. Things that make us tell ourselves that we deserve that drink/chocolate/item on sale/sleeping in til noon. Because we really do. Hair Everywhere [...]

The Sunshine Bloggers Award

  Muchas gracias to Vivid Narrator for this blog award! Go give her blog a read!   The rules for the award- Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the questions from your nominators. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.   What was one prime reason for starting your blog? I wanted to improve [...]

Student Tips 101

So, A-Level results are out and I'm seeing social media updates about how excited people are to start uni and I feel so, so very old. Also nostalgic for that youthful, innocent flutter of excitement for what uni will be. I was going to Laaandan! I was going to freshers week! I was going to [...]