My Paris Travel Diary

“Paris is not a city, it is a world.” Have truer words ever been spoken? Paris has this manner about it that makes it distinct from other capital cities. It is just as busy, with just as many rude and arrogant citizens and is teaming with tourists but still captures my heart like no other…

My First Year of Music Technology

There are a grand total of five people in my year studying Music Technology BMus at the University of Edinburgh. Evidently, it’s a rather niche course that technically doesn’t exist anymore for it has been ‘rebranded,’ as it were, to become Acoustics and Music Technology BSc and no longer requires any music qualification to apply….

Indecisive, yet Stubborn

I hate the saying, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” When Dan and I broke up I heard that phrase a lot. I understand they’re supposed to be words of comfort and I appreciate that people were trying to help me feel better but I get angry when I hear them. I’m not…

My Favourite Eats in Paris

I love to eat, I love Paris and I love to eat in Paris. I keep looking at pictures I took of numerous crêpes I had in June so thought I would write a blog post about some of my favourite things I ate whilst on holiday. I am fully aware that are many more…

A Lookback on my First Year at University

Freshers’ Week is in full swing once again marking the one year anniversary since I moved to Edinburgh to start my Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. I’ve written a couple of posts based on my experience to hopefully give you some tips when you’re at university but what I haven’t done is written a reflection…

My Day at Disneyland Paris

I couldn’t contain my excitement as I stepped off the RER at Gare de Marne-la-Vallée, surrounded by many other Disney fans. I was literally skipping through the barriers after scanning my ticket, probably as I did when I last visited at eight years old. It had been a decade since I was last at Disneyland…

The Need for Distractions

In case you couldn’t tell from my last update, I’ve been feeling a bit rubbish recently. I was hoping that I would start to feel better when I was back in Edinburgh and had a change of scenery but as nice as it is to be surrounded by my friends again, I’m still an emotional…

University Freshers’ Week: The Complete Guide

Freshers’ Week is completely unpredictable. With so many new faces and places, it’s easy to get lost in yourself and your new surroundings. I’ve put together this guide to help you navigate everything that’s going on so you can make the most of your time during Freshers’ Week. It covers everything from events to free…

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…

It Needs to be More than a Physical Change

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…