University in Lockdown: Remote Learning in Edinburgh

When I accepted my place to study Music Technology at the University of Edinburgh little over three years ago, I never thought my studies would be affected to this extent. Having already experienced three different UCU strike periods, I had hoped that it would be relatively plain sailing until my graduation in 2021. But with…

Finding Style Inspiration: Jewellery Brands I Love

My love for jewellery started when I was wee because every woman in my family seems to have a massive collection. I made bracelets and necklaces as a hobby when I was younger and still have an astronomical number of beads in my childhood bedroom. As I got older this love grew into an obsession…

I was Scouted for a Dating Show: My Almost TV Career

If you’re in a slight state of disbelief after reading the title of this post, you’re not alone because it’s been over six months since this happened and I still don’t quite believe it. But yes, I was scouted and asked to audition for a reality dating show in 2019 and given my current state…

The Music Keeping me Sane During Lockdown

When looking for something to do during lockdown, besides actually focusing on my uni deadlines, I decided to tackle something that had been bothering me for a while: My Spotify account. For months it was littered with cluttered playlists and albums that I had never listened to and meant that I skipped half the songs…

A Temporary Way of Living

When thinking about living though history I always imagined it to be more invigorating than the day-to-day I’m currently experiencing. I think ‘temporary,’ is the key word to remember because every day spent indoors is another day closer to being outside and not sitting glued to the news. Constantly staying at home sucks, don’t get…

At Home With Me: My Student Flat in Edinburgh

I know that all of us have been staying inside as much as possible recently. It can sometimes feel particularly lonely at times so I wanted to write a blog post that gets you out of your space and invites you into mine. My bedroom is where I’ve been spending excessive amounts of time and…

My Second Year of Studying Music Technology

When at university, traditional subjects of small talk involve what year you’re in and what you study. As a third year student of Music Technology, these topics usually encourage the question of, “I’ve never heard of that, what does it involve?” To which I then assure the opposite party that it is not as cool…

As Freely as I Love Others

“In 2019, I hope that I treat myself with respect and realise that I am worth more than I make myself out to be. I hope that I become unapologetic for who I am and stop saying sorry so much. But most of all I hope for 2019 to be the year of self-validation where…

How to Spend 48 Hours in Hamburg

Despite being one of the largest port cities in Europe, Hamburg was never a place I knew much about before visiting. As a mid-way point between Berlin and Amsterdam, it made the perfect stopover on our interrail trip and we took a couple of days to discover the city’s gems. Unfortunately due to the grim…