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The Devil Wears Primark

Do you ever walk around campus and catch yourself gawping at beautifully dressed women fluttering their way from building to building in gorgeous fabrics, and you’re left feeling like Andrea Sachs on her first day at Runway? I know I do. These ladies, or sorcerers perhaps, seem to have managed to come out on top …

Top tips for student holidays: German escapades part 2!

So this is my second post about my student holiday in Germany, and I have some important news…   Lol. Only joking! However although I didn’t get engaged I did have lovely time so I’ve but together a few lists of the fun stuff we did – I hope you enjoy!   My top tips …

Sorry I Can’t Hear You…

….. over the sound of my freedom!! You may not want to read this if you aren’t done with exams yet. It may make you slightly jealous. Sorry. I don’t make the rules (or set the exam timetable). I know freedom doesn’t have a sound. Or does it? Does internally screaming count? (I couldn’t scream …

Take me to Ikea!

As this was the last weekend my parents were in the UK (they head home today) we had a little family trip to Ikea. Cause what do you do when your parents are around? Any university student knows this.. You let them feed you and buy you stuff! First up was to get some food …

Gemma the Explorer

It’s so strange to think that today is my last ever day in Nottingham (bar coming back for a day next week for a wedding.) Still have packing to do, but nearly there. A bit late after having 3 years to accomplish this, but my housemate and I finally hopped on the bus to make …

HomeLad

Nausea is rising Patience getting low According to all sources The Doctor’s is where to go! So this week can be the last time (last time) Just about half past ten The last time I feel really sick And have to go to the Doctor’s again! Yes the most exciting thing this week is going …

From Baking to Shooting (How long can you hide from revision?)

Sleep is quickly becoming a long forgotten luxury, especially when you forget to turn of the weekend’s 6am alarm and have a more than unwanted wake up call Monday morning. Food has almost joined sleep, not even Ben and Jerry’s tastes as good anymore and as for actually cooking??? You’d think it would be a …

Anything can happen on Halloween…

Right now I feel like this:   My brain has been hollowed out and my features are carved in an expression of fatigue and mild confusion. Mid-term blues when the work really accumulates and summer seems like a distant memory.   However none of that matters because MY FAMILY ARE VISITING TODAY!!!! As you can …

London and Library Times

The thick of revision has really started now, there’s an overwhelming atmosphere of stress, worry and all-nighters over UoN and Hallward Library feels very much like rush-hour on the London Underground; scrambles for seats, hordes of people bunched up and spilling out over personal boundaries, snappy remarks, grumpy faces, coughs and colds and perfecting the …

Time for Time Wasting

It’s now been a week since I submitted my dissertation and what a surreal week it has been. Thursday was a mixture of emotion – stress, worry, relief, loss and above all exhaustion. It was early to bed and Friday morning I had expected to wake up feeling relieved and happy – instead I woke …