I realised that I never actually told our story from last month where we accidentally ended up having to look after a hound for a day. So this is me relating the story and hopefully it will help other people who come across a dog in France (if so scroll down to see our advice). … Continue reading Rescuing A Dog In France
Ok, so before you think I'm delusional - I'm not going to be talking about the mess of politics and the general state of the world in 2017. 'Cause let's face it, if we're going to talk more widely, then 2017 was awful. What 2018 needs is a gentle reminder that not everything has to … Continue reading 2017 Was The Best Year
So today has been the strangest Christmas of our lives. Nothing amazing happened, except that it's mine and Ross' very first Christmas together and we've been staying in a little chalet in Asserac, France. Instead of our usual Christmas days spent with our respective families back home, it's just us and Yogi the cat celebrating … Continue reading Our Christmas Day in France!
So it has been exactly 31 days since we arrived in Dunkirk on the ferry at 4am: two English zombies spending their first night alone in the van. It feels like longer than a month and I know I have grown up so much. My partner Ross has been the perfect companion for our van … Continue reading A Month Living In A Van
If there's one thing any English person interested in history should see in France, it is the Bayeux Tapestry, conveniently still located in Bayeux, Normandy. The Bayeux Tapestry is a piece of propaganda featuring William the Conqueror's "side of the story" in the lead up to his involvement in The Battle of Hastings in 1066. … Continue reading Funniest 5 Parts of The Bayeux Tapestry
I felt like a little storytime post today so make sure you are sitting comfortably whilst I tell you all about how my family of four became a family of five (and considerably smellier). It was in the summer of 2013 when my aunt had just bought home a new labradoodle puppy called Ted. He … Continue reading When Sherlock joined the Holmes Family…
If I think about the way I want to be, it can only be described as "well rounded". I'd love to be able to have time for: academia (whether it's studying or just doing something vaguely intellectual); something sporty, or even just going to the gym regularly; being social and hanging out with all the … Continue reading Being Well Rounded Is Impossible
I loved lists. Absolutely loved 'em. So during my time at university, when I had to commute to lectures in Nottingham from Birmingham; I had shifts at work changing every week; meetings with friends and blog posts to do, I set up an Excel document to help me schedule. And then I added my to … Continue reading Deleting My Lists
I cannot believe it. After all the hard work, the heart breaks, surviving and overcoming depression, finding and losing friends, the hours in labs and the long nights writing my dissertation, I have now graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 Masters with Honours degree in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry. Chuffed doesn't begin … Continue reading I Have Graduated!
I am one of those people who just fantasises about life. But because I've had it slap me in the face a bunch of times, it's evolved into fantasies that I know won't happen. I can daydream all I want because I have this firm voice in the back of my head saying not to … Continue reading Making Plans For The Future