Flatmate Fri*)!”+aturday – Kate

I don’t even know what day it is. I’m gonna be honest, I don’t really care, because The Blue Room performance is tomorrow! (Or, maybe, today now?!) Argh… I may or may not post… Continue reading

I JUST WANT TO CHECK MY EMAILS: Question Tuesday

Question of the week: Why can’t I check my emails without worrying that internet pornography is affecting my marriage? Or which illnesses will get me a better pension, or nine things I need to know… Continue reading

Mid-Week-What?

I’m in the middle of Reading week, and I have to say I’m pretty disappointed. Reading week is supposed to be for reading, sleeping, eating and literally nothing else. Imagine my horror, therefore,… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday: Alex

This is the first of an exciting new series of blog posts featuring my lovely and (mostly) willing housemates (at least the ones that didn’t escape quickly enough when I asked “who wants… Continue reading

Zombiestorm: Question Tuesday

Question Tuesday, the day when I answer topical and highly relevant questions… (Not really, what do you take me for?) Questions this week: 1. i. Is it okay to shoot people who deliberately… Continue reading

Food Friday: Roast Vegetable Chips

Isn’t this exciting?! I’m not exactly fantastic at cooking, but I recently found an awesome recipe which even I can manage, and it only takes about fifteen minutes to prepare so I thought… Continue reading

Pretty Vacant Prospects

I do enjoy blogging. I once sat on a bed in a Japanese hotel room wearing a strange dressing-gown-slash-kimono-arrangement and wept for a solid half hour because I had accidentally deleted half of… Continue reading

Please can I have my eggs sunny side up is a terrible example of the Iambic line.

I have complex thoughts. Mainly about food. I ate a Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations chocolate bar earlier and it blew my mind. The wifi which has been allowing me to watch Breaking Bad is… Continue reading

What fools these mortals be…

I’d like to say that I have been too busy studying to blog much, but that would be a lie. The truth is that I downloaded Netflix onto my phone and now Breaking… Continue reading

The Palm Tree

I hate outdoor activities. I am a big fan of being indoors, staying indoors, and only venturing out for food, or, if the weather is inclement, not venturing out at all, happily staying… Continue reading

DIY — InstaCushion

While we were travelling, Rob took loads of awesome photos, and we were able to share most of them via Instagram. I have to admit to being a little obsessed with the app… Continue reading

Dear Fresher

Dear Fresher, I read, listened to, and was lectured with a ton of advice before I left for University, but, really, as my Dad would so accurately say “in the end, you’re on… Continue reading

Gap Life 3

Paloma Faith is my spirit animal. (Expecto Paloma!) I’m getting closer to heading off and living on a tiny student budget, so I’ve mostly been packing, making lists, and trying to eat all… Continue reading

Gap life 2

Last night I had a dream that I was at University. In my first week, sort of awkwardly making friends, and Barack Obama was hanging out with us. It should be noted that currently the only… Continue reading

Gap Life

Note: this actually turned into a little bit of a rant, punctuated with what I like to think of as some fairly witty remarks, but a rant none the same, so here are… Continue reading

ReadFest

Reading. Aghhh. Reading was amazing. As ever. Massive props to the guy who chivalrously allowed me to go ahead of him into the only decent-looking bathroom stall (I use the word decent in… Continue reading

Water Baby

Ugh I’m so relaxed I can barely breathe. Turkey continues to be sunny and fantastic. I continue to be sleepy and increasingly interested in Turkish current affairs, or at least, the daily news… Continue reading

Sun Baby

I’m in Turkey! This is it; my final sunny, relaxing holiday, and then my feet will be on English soil for the forseeable future. The money I saved before April has done its… Continue reading

The town that nobody knows.

I’m home. There is nothing so comforting as familiar streets, familiar faces, and familiar sheets. Travelling is the best thing that I have ever done, but, this will always be my home. Talking… Continue reading

5.5 Koh Samui

My first impression of Koh Samui, besides the gorgeous beach right next to the pier where we arrived, was that it was big, hot, dusty, and apparently perpetually under construction. I love the… Continue reading

5.4 Koh Phangan

My phone informs me that it has been five days since I wrote about Koh Tao! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. We left Koh Tao and took the ferry… Continue reading

5.3 Koh Tao

It took us about seven hours to reach the island of Koh Tao, first by a frantic minibus journey to catch the coach, then a long drive, a ferry, a short walk, and… Continue reading

5.2 Cha Am

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been wearing bikinis underneath my clothes ever since we arrived in Thailand, just so that as soon as we came in range of a beach I could run… Continue reading

5.1 Bangkok, Thailand

Our flight from Tokyo was pretty smooth and after a brief stop in Beijing we were on our way to Bangkok. The flight was quite turbulent, and even though I am not at… Continue reading

4.4 Tokyo

Just thought I’d add on a few of the things we did on our last day in Tokyo, before I head to bed to try and make the 4.30am start tomorrow a little… Continue reading

4.3 Nagoya

Our hotel in Nagoya is situated just a few blocks away from the centre, and wandering aimlessly in almost any direction will bring you to the neon jungle. On our first evening we… Continue reading

4.2 (Tokyo), Osaka and Nara

After a final day in Tokyo checking out the Shibuya district (100¥ shops, the best ever Katsu curry and the famous scramble crossing), we took a bullet train south to Kansai province, Osaka.… Continue reading

4.1 Tokyo

The only thing worse than a fifteen hour flight is a fifteen hour flight, a three hour wait, a one hour delay and then another five hour flight. I stopped attempting to form… Continue reading

4. Japan

I’m off to Japan! I’m pretty confident about the WiFi in Japan, (I’ve heard they’re pretty hot on that stuff), so expect regular updates, and loads of photos of everything from fashion to… Continue reading

DIY Tye-Dye Maxi Skirt

I leave for Japan on Monday, and I am excited! And when I am excited, I dye skirts. No, really. Okay, so just in case any of you had the urge to transform one… Continue reading

Anxiety is a real thing. (I made an infographic to prove it…)

Hello! Today, instead of having fun, I thought we could all have a psychology lesson. Don’t say that I never do nice things for you… Since I got back from Italy I have… Continue reading

Home!

I have so enjoyed sleeping, seeing friends and having a bit of a gelato detox* since I got home, and it has been nice to try and get a handle on things and… Continue reading

3.9 Verona and Milan

We had a pretty stressful arrival in Verona as the B&B we had booked had already closed its reception when we arrived (we had gotten lost) and no matter how hard we rang… Continue reading

3.8 (Bologna) & Venice

Bologna, and this may come as a surprise to many of you, is the ancestral home of Bolognese sauce. I know, I know, the clue is in the name but it took me… Continue reading

3.7 Rome

We were in Rome for three days, staying at one of the best party hostels in the city. The fact that our hostel literally has a night club in the basement didn’t really… Continue reading

3.6 Napoli

“We’re going to Naples!” Is, in my experience, a statement most often followed by a severe warning about thievery, mugging, or violent crime. (Except in one instance; “hehe, Naples sounds like nipples…”) Following… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

3.3 Florence and Siena

Florence is the most beautiful city I have ever visited, and I absolutely adore it. We went to see the real David in all his glory, and it was amazing! It really has… Continue reading

3.2 Florence

We arrived in Florence after a long and uncomfortable train journey, most of which was spent hunkered down on our rucksacks in the hot and stuffy cargo hold of an old and alarmingly… Continue reading