Another January, another lights festival post. This time not about the Canary Wharf one but about the Lumiere festival that takes place in Central London every beginning of the year. Last year I missed it so this year I made up for that but not just going once, but twice. My friends and me explored the light installations around Southbank, Soho and last but not least, King’s Cross. One of my favourite installations were the colourful triangles at Southbank which apparently made up a an artwork called ‘The Wave’ – it was meant to act as a beacon of light… View Post

When I said I wanted to be more vocal and open about matters close to my heart, I meant it. Speaking up is never easy but nevertheless so important – by openly talking about mental health, we can raise awareness and reduce the stigma. Step by step, day by day. As a person with lived experience, mental health is a matter very close to my heart. In fact so close that I originally started this blog so that I could one day share my experiences and hopefully make others feel less alone. 3 years down the line and I have… View Post

Remember when I told you to keep your eyes open for another travel post? I’ve finally gotten round to writing it (better late than never, am I right?). At the end of last summer (yeah, I know, don’t judge) a friend and me decided to go on a little road trip. We both hadn’t been to the Netherlands in a while and since my hometown is conveniently close to the Dutch border, picking our destination didn’t require much thinking – despite living so ‘close by’, neither of us had been to Den Haag or Rotterdam so we decided that had… View Post

It feels like yesterday that I sat down to reflect on 2016. I know I’m saying this every year but time has flown by. Although at the same time, last new year’s eve feels like a lifetime ago since 2017 was full of changes and new experiences. I previously said that 2015 was the year of joy and 2016 the year of important life lessons. I’m trying to come up with a term for this year but honestly, I’m struggling. 2017 has been a weird one – not necessarily in a bad way, but it’s certainly had its up and… View Post

Remember me? I have to admit I’ve been a bit quiet this December. I could talk about it in detail but if you’re a student you can probably relate. And if you’ve managed to combine uni, work and blogging this December, you absolutely deserve an award! Despite being pretty busy, I decided that I couldn’t possibly let this season pass without a single blog post and therefore I sat down this morning with a cup of Christmas tea and many different ideas in my head – better late than never, am I right? With Christmas around this corner, I thought… View Post

I hope you’re all having a great November despite the gloomy weather outside. For me, the fact that Christmas is around the corner and that the pubs have officially started selling mulled wine is definitely making up for the lack of daylight and the never-ending rain. Apart from drinking mulled wine, my November has mostly consisted of coursework and uni deadlines. Hence the silence on my blog. But now that I’ve submitted my coursework, I finally got time to sit down and write about an event I recently got to invited to and that just turned turned out to be… View Post

If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I like to fill my time with reading. To me, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting in a café, drinking a cup of chai tea and reading a book. Or if I’m not at a café, my bed and a cup of Tesco’s Apple Cinnamon Tea (if you haven’t tried it you’re missing out!) will do. Recently, I was contacted by David Meredith asking me if I was interested in reviewing his latest novel ‘Aaru’, a dystopian/utopian Young Adult fiction*. And of course I jumped at the opportunity, not only… View Post

At the end of September, a really good friend (and even better, a fellow blogger) and me attended the London Fashion Week Festival and needless to say, we had a blast. As two bloggers who love writing about fashion, this event had been on our list for ages and this time we finally decided to treat ourselves to tickets as the event rolled around. If you’re going to the LFWF, you might as well do it properly and get the tickets including access and two catwalks, one trend and designer. At least that’s what we did. And after experiencing the… View Post

Exactly this time last year a new chapter of my life began. I can still remember Welcome Week like it happened yesterday and it was such a roller-coaster of emotions that I doubt I’ll ever forget any minute of it. The prevailing emotion was nervousness for sure – nervousness about finding the right room at the right time, nervousness about finding new friends. Nervousness that was unnecessary if I’m looking back now, but nervousness that I’m sure everybody else felt to some extent. It wasn’t plain nervousness though, it was nervousness mixed with excitement about getting a fresh start, working… View Post

Even though I’m in the process of typing up a post about my summer holidays, I’m currently in the most autumnal setting – I’m sitting in what has to be one of the most ‘blogger’ places of the city, the London Grind at London Bridge sipping at a hot chocolate and eating cake. An energy ball, to be specific. Because whilst the days are getting shorter and the second year of uni is looming around the corner, we can all use that bit of extra energy. But before I’m fully ready to let go of summer – a season that… View Post