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Books I've Read This Year

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As I am sure you long time readers are aware, seeing as I just keep going on about it, I finished university this year. Gone are the days of having to read pages and pages of complicated scholarly arguments which quiet frankly completely take the enjoyment out of reading. Whilst the vast majority of the recommended university reading was incredibly interesting, I think knowing you have to read something makes it a whole less fun. It also makes you feel guilty when you are reading for fun when you know you have piles of reading to do for your seminars tomorrow. Now that I am free of education, I can read whatever I like, whenever I like and at my own pace. And that's exactly what I've been doing over the past few months and I've actually read a decent amount of books. So these are the books I've managed to get through this year. 1984 by George Orwell - This is obviously a classic and one that everyone must read at some point in their lives. Its where the hit TV

2017, A Round Up

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WHAT A YEAR? Everyone says this year is going to be my year and then it usually turns to shit, or y'know not as you'd really planned it. I made 5 goals for this year and low and behold I actually achieved them. Whilst the whole life plan thing is still in the works, I've managed to get myself a job and I am working on those 2018 plans, but that's a whole other post.  At the beginning of the year I was at uni and whilst  I wasn't overly happy with my living/social situation I knew I needed to just focus on my studies. I spent all of my time in the library working  constantly on essays and my dissertation. Sam was (and always is) always there to make me feel better and keep me feeling happy and I literally have no idea what I would have done without him.  At the time life seemed pretty grim, like uni would never be over and I was going to spend the rest of my days on the fifth floor of the uni library lost under a pile of books. But then, plot twist, I've

Things You Should Be Buying in the Post Christmas Sales: River Island & Topshop

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It's that time of year again where we have vouchers and Christmas money to spend and we're on the hunt for a bargain or two. Of course, it's the post Christmas sale. I spend most of my Christmas evening perusing the sales to see what I might want to spend my vouchers on. Here are my top picks. High Neck Knit £20 was £38 // Check Culottes was £20 was £42 // Cream Bell Sleeve Blouse £17 was £38 // Polka Dot Frill Blouse £15 was £30  // Floral Wrap Top £15 was £30  // Ashish Overrated Top £20 was £45  // Red Floral Skirt £12 was £25  // Gingham Skirt £12 as £32 // Pink Tapered Trousers £20 was £42     Kowboy Studded Western Boots £20 was £45  // Frill Detail Blouse £18 was £26  // Black Midi Dres £28 was £59 // Kick Flare Jeans £22 was £40 // Kick Flare Trousers £20 was £39 // Diamante Jamie Jeans £45 was £59 // Check Coat £60 was £95 // Cropped Jumper £15 was £34 // Tapestry Mini Skirt £20 was £39 Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follo

The Best Albums of 2017 That You Should be Listening To Right Now

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As 2017 is coming to a close, it's time to review the year and its best bits. Personally, 2017 has been a great year for music and I've found loads of albums, both old and new, that I simply adore. I am stuck in my ways with music and tend to stick to the same artists, songs and albums that I've always listened to and I find it hard to get into new music. However this year I've tried o be more open to new music and give it a chance and I've found some gems, let me tell you. So we'll start with my 10 favourite albums that have been released this year. 10. Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life.  This album is only at number 10 because I haven't listened to it much but when I did, I enjoyed it. Wolf Alice are one of my favourite bands so they had to make it into the top 10. I will definitely be listening to this album into the new year. 9. Circa Waves - Different Creatures.  Circa Waves never disappoint with their catchy lyrics and interesting vocals. The

Feeling Festive

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After hearing people ranting and raving about the Bath Christmas Markets for years, this weekend decided to see what all the fuss was about. Admittedly we decided to go on one of the worst weekends as it was the last weekend of the markets. As you can imagine, it was pretty busy to say the least. Nonetheless, the markets throw you into the Christmas spirit. The scenes of lights, mistletoe and fake snow, the smell of mulled wine and churros and the sound of Christmas songs truly makes you feel festive and ready for the holiday season. Whilst I often find the markets to be quite samey wherever you go, be it Bath, Bristol, Manchester and even Copenhagen, they're good places to get products from local businesses and find some unique gifts, especially if you're buying for a foodie. Apart from the herds of people, the markets made me feel nice and festive and ready to tackle the Christmas wrapping and eat some mince pies.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page a