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

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Making Exercise Enjoyable: How to Keep That ‘Get Fit’ Resolution

It's that time of year again: the time of resolutions, 'new year, new me', diets and gym memberships. We all feel a bit rubbish after Christmas - eating endless roast dinners, cheese and chocolate will do that to you -... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Winter is Coming: Nightwear for Cosy Sleeps

I have declared it: summer is over. Yes, it may only be September, but the cold weather has arrived, the nights have drawn back in and the countdown to Christmas has begun. However you feel about winter (and for most... Continue Reading →

Student Essentials for Every First Year

The wait before heading off to university is one of the most antagonising: you've received your accommodation offer and you're ready to experience life in a brand new city with brand new people. However, one conundrum lies ahead of every... 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 →

A Guide to Father’s Day

Sunday, June 18th marks the day we celebrate fathers all over the UK, meaning us children have to dig into our pockets to find some sort of way to appropriately show our appreciation to our father figures. In my personal... Continue Reading →

Conquering Summer with Style

If you're from England or anywhere that suffers a similar climate, you will appreciate the challenge of summer. We spend months trying to put on as many layers as possible and invest in chunky knitwear, stylish-but-practical coats and dresses that... Continue Reading →

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