A little inspiration from Maya Angelou…

I was reading a lupus warrior's blog (Luck Fupus), and in a post she talks about a tattoo she has that helps her overcome all struggles, including those caused by the unrelenting lupus. It's a quote by one of my favourite poets and women, Maya Angelou: I decided to find an image of the quote [...]

A month into my Barcelona adventure

Photo from Dec 2015, but what I walk past every day to uni... Moving country and beginning at university can be quite hectic and time consuming, so my blog has been neglected for a while. But now I am quite settled, I am giving some life to my blog by writing about me, myself and [...]

Barcelona Bound!

It's a huge relief to be writing this post, because the past few months this has been an uncertainty. But I finally booked my flight, and in a couple of weeks I will be beginning my MA in International Relations at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals! I'm hugely excited. And nervous. And impatient. And giddy. Spending the [...]

First Impressions of Lupus

It's been just over 2 months since I received my lupus diagnosis and started on all the treatment and medication that entails. I've discussed things with friends and family, I've already seen a multitude of doctors, and god knows how many blood tests I've had (I think I'm finally getting used to them - have only fainted [...]

The Real World: Not for Uni Students Apparently

Since the Brexit referendum there have been many debates and topics fueling fall outs in British households and across social media. It's gotten touchy and sensitive, and people have been judged harshly on whether they're 'remain' or 'leave'. One of the topics I have noticed popping up more frequently since this Brexit debacle is the [...]

Oh God, Britain

You have probably read in the news somewhere that last week the U.K. voted to leave the EU by a slim majority. It's a big deal, not just affecting us Brits but the rest of the EU member states and even the world. I won't go into the details of why I think the leave [...]

Mindful Escapisms

When life can get you down, sometimes it's a good idea to take the time to switch off from stress and worries. To reconnect with a happy state of mind and feel refreshed. Here are a few things I do when I've been sulking for too long and need to take a step back from [...]