Tips for Living in University Halls.

September is fast approaching and the start of the new semester is looming over our heads. I lived in halls during my first year at the University of Edinburgh and based on my experience, I’ve tried to think of some tips for those of you who may be moving out for the first time. Moving…

Progress Update: Five.

My mind is a bit of a tricky place. I unnecessarily break down into tears because I get tied up in thoughts that shouldn’t bother me at all.  Due to recent events, this has been happening to me more frequently so I put off writing this ‘ Progress Update,’ to avoid thinking about all of…

Chocolate Tasting at York Cocoa Works.

It started in 2011 with a chocolate emporium that would “create a home for true chocolate lovers” when York Cocoa House opened their doors for the first time. This year, they took it further and opened their own chocolate manufactory, in the heart of the Viking city where they produce chocolate from scratch. Located on…

Post-Holiday Refreshment

Does anyone else feel refreshed after a holiday? Even though I came back from Paris rather exhausted, I was mainly really motivated to make more progress into becoming the person I wanted to be. It’s a dream of mine to live in Paris as a classy, sophisticated woman but I know I’m not going to…

50 Things To Do in Paris.

Like Edinburgh and London, Paris is a city that you can never fully explore. Every time you turn a corner you are greeted with a different view of the Eiffel Tower. There is so much to do in Paris that not even the main sights can all be done in a week, especially if you…

Planning a Week in Paris.

“Paris is always a good idea.” A quote by Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina that I choose to live by, even though I haven’t actually seen the film. I romanticize Paris, partially because it is the City of Love but mainly because it is my favourite place in the world and my ultimate happy place. The…

My University Bedroom & How I Decorated

Moving away from home for the first time was a bit terrifying for me. Of course, I was excited too but I recoiled at the fact of not having some sort of familiarity around me as I like to have a safe space. I had never visited my accommodation before I moved in so the…

The Power of a Setback

Setbacks can be far too powerful. Weeks worth of effort and progress towards becoming a person that I’m proud of can all vanish after one day and over the past few weeks I’ve had so many setbacks that they almost pushed me to the point of giving up. Trying to get through a bad day…

Nevertheless, She Persisted.

Two weeks ago my friend Sarah and I went to an exhibition titled, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted,’ created by Mhairi Bell-Moodie at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh. The exhibition featured portraits of 25 different women and told their stories of how they fought and survived traumatic events such as rape, abuse, child loss and illness….

The Long Dog Café and Boutique.

Few cafes have completely captured my heart in the same way that The Long Dog Café has. Whilst Edinburgh may have a vast collection of coffee shops with aesthetics I adore, when I am home in Aberdeen, I make my way to the west end and treat myself to a freakshake. My love of milkshakes…