Friday, 18 September 2020

5 Days in Lincoln: A Travel Guide

Earlier this year, myself, my family and boyfriend ventured off for a staycation in Lincoln. Obviously, this year travel abroad has been a no-go but we still wanted to get away somewhere and Lincoln was where we ended up! It's a part of the country we'd never really explored before, which was odd considering it's not that far away from us (about a 2-hour drive). Lincoln completely exceeded my expectations and it was so picturesque! 

lincoln steep hill, market town, independent shops, flags and bunting, cobbled streets

Friday, 11 September 2020

6 Things I wish I Knew Before Starting University

University was something I always knew I wanted to go to and after completing my second year studying English I've realised that were definitely some things that I wish I'd known about before going. Whilst I really enjoy university and my degree is something I am genuinely interested in, uni did not live up to any expectations and it was a complete contrast to anything I'd imagined. In reality, it's actually quite dull with films and TV making it out to be so much more vibrant, exciting and interesting. I really wish I'd known the reality of university before I went so I thought I'd share some things that I wish I'd had an idea about before embarking on a degree!

girl sat in cafe with phone notebook and cake
Photo by Alex Samuels on Unsplash

Friday, 4 September 2020

How to Beat Impostor Syndrome

Guest Post by Wool of the King

Hi everyone, I’m Lauren from I am a third-year Communication and Media student at Bournemouth University and I am going to be giving my advice on how to beat Impostor Syndrome. I am not an expert on mental health by any means, I am just sharing some tips that I use to help me. If you’d like to learn more about me, read my 20 Facts About Me post over on my blog.

“Impostor Syndrome refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. While this definition is usually narrowly applied to intelligence and achievement, it has links to perfectionism and the social context” –

desk with planner beside brown wool knit
Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

Friday, 28 August 2020

An Old-School Q&A

I thought I'd go old-school with today's blog post and throw it back to a classic Q&A! I felt like a 2012 Youtuber asking for questions on Twitter from people and was scared I wouldn't get any responses, but thankfully, I managed to get a fair amount of questions! If you missed my tweet and want to keep up with my ramblings and never miss a post then follow me on Twitter!

I love reading Q&A style posts as I think it's a great way to gain more of an insight into the blogger and as I've been spending a lot more time and effort on my blog (COVID has been good for some things!), I thought it was about time I did a slightly more personal post where you can find out a little bit more about me! I hope this post is interesting enough (I'm not the most exciting of people) but I thought this would be a fun post to do! A special thank you to everyone who asked a question - I really appreciate it and be sure to check out all of their fab blogs which are linked below!

And without further delay, I'll get on with what you're actually here to read!

notebook, pen and flowers on white background
Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Friday, 21 August 2020

How You Can Learn a Language Easily

Learning a language is no mean feat, it requires dedication, effort and time but it's so worth it in the end. I find any language completely fascinating and I marvel at those that can speak multiple with such ease! However, it goes without saying that tackling a completely different language is not easy and it takes a lot of practice to perfect. There are so many different things to consider with a language like the syntax, colloquialisms, idioms, verb forms, grammar and so much more but it is so rewarding when you finally begin to grasp some of the key parts of a language! Although I'm not fluent in Spanish I would say I can speak and understand the language fairly proficiently after studying it during A-levels and there are definitely some hints and tips that helped along the way that I thought I'd share. 

girl at desk taking notes on paper
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