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Thoughts from a twenty-one year old girl, in blog form

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Party Cocktails for NYE

The mad rush of Christmas has finally ended, and you're probably looking forward to a few days of unwinding and overindulging before the harsh realities of January arrive. Although the presents has been given, the turkey demolished and Santa is... Continue Reading →

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Festive Treats at Birmingham Christmas Market

In recent years, festive markets have become incredibly popular. Cities and towns across the country have their own variations on the Christmas market, but you can usually find a host of festive treats, handcrafted gifts and a wonderfully Christmas atmosphere.... Continue Reading →

Halloween Plans for (Almost) Grown-Ups

It's officially the one week countdown to Halloween weekend. All over the country (and world) students will be getting ready to party at themed club nights and children will be preparing to trick-or-treat their way to mountains of sweets -... Continue Reading →

10 Things to Learn in Your Twenties

Almost exactly a year ago, I left university, ending three years' of eating takeaway, drinking on weeknights and lie-ins, as well as essentially a lifetime of education. This year, many other young people will being doing the same. It's an... Continue Reading →

National Vegetarian Week: Tales from a Newly-Qualified Veggie

This week marks the beginning of National Vegetarian Week, a week where we are all encouraged to say “no” to meat and celebrate the world of vegetarian alternatives out there. Having recently become a vegetarian myself, I am 100% on... Continue Reading →

Bring on the Chocolate: How to Make the Most of Easter

The beginning of April is a joyous time for many. The clocks have gone back and, while nobody appreciated the loss of precious sleep-time when it happened, we definitely can appreciate the lighter mornings. The weather is warmer and there’s... Continue Reading →

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Truly Irish Style

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The 17th March marks the yearly celebration of all things Irish across the world, and as per Irish tradition, there’s only one way to properly celebrate: by having a good old knees-up. If you’ve ever spoken... Continue Reading →

Milkshake Heaven at Mu Mu Kettering

Living in a relatively small-town in the East Midlands, there’s an interesting compromise when it comes to going out. You’re near enough to England’s cities to know all the exciting potential that exists to fulfil your leisure time, but not... Continue Reading →

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