How to Read More on a Budget!

Wandering around Waterstones, lusting after all of the big beautiful books, is one of my favorite things…until my basket starts to creep up to hundreds of pounds and I realize that with the rate of my reading habits I cannot afford to splurge £10 on a single book. Luckily I’m now skilled in being a savvy book shopper, and haven’t…

Book | Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

When I closed the book upon completing this in June I wanted to cry. I completed this read in June and have wanted to review it ever since, but the more books I’ve read since this the more that I’ve realized how strong of a lasting impression this left on me. It was haunting, disturbing, and unsettling – but also…

Why Museums are Cool as F**k

Today I noticed on Twitter that #MuseumInstaSwap was trending and I had a little stalk of the gossip. If you’re a fan of beautiful architecture then go and take a look – the magic of Instagram has managed to turn something inherently “uncool” into something of magical hipster art. Don’t hate, I’m all about that hipster love! Museums are some…

I Wore Make Up – Am I Single …

I usually don’t bring rants to this space, but I need to clear my head of something I’ve been observing recently. I never usually comment on feminist issues, body image debates, and so on – I try to follow a simple self motto of, ‘do what you want, know that I won’t judge’, and I also don’t expect to be…

North Wales #3 – Snowdonia National Park

Sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Took some time to deal with some personal issues, which I may or may not address later. Anyway, I thought I would give you the last installment of my time in Wales, concluding with a drive through Snowdonia. You’d be surprised at the amazing scenery you can see from the car and…

North Wales #2 – Chester Zoo + City Walks

I know Chester Zoo isn’t in Wales, but it is super accessible from Wales and only about a 10 minute drive from the actual border! I don’t support many zoos. It upsets me to see animals in captivity, especially when they are made to do shows. However, Chester Zoo is exactly what a zoo should be – it’s focus is…

North Wales #1 – Scouting for Girls & Anglesey

I’ve spent just over a week in Wales, and got up to some amazing stuff! Even though I lived here for nearly two years it was great to be able to return and be a tourist! First off, I went to my old Universities summer ball and saw Scouting for Girls live, who were surprisingly still on top form and…

North Yorkshire – Castles, Walks and Waterfalls

Last week I went for a little break to North Yorkshire and thought I would share with you some photos from it! patriotic, no? These photos were all from the same day; we visited Castle Bolton, a Medieval castle that housed Mary Queen of Scots for a short while and then we headed to Aysgarth Falls which were only 3…

Why you should drive to Europe, not …

One thing that I always talk about is my experience of driving around Europe – four years later and the memories that I have are still my most cherished, and it was a serious eye opener. Most people question our sanity when we say that we drove to Europe in a 1999 Ford Fiesta that cost £50 and was dropping…