This post marks the beginning of a new phase in my life. I’m officially a PhD student at Loughborough University and yesterday was Induction day. Apparently, schooling at Loughborough University is a big deal. When I put in my Research proposal, I had no idea. It has been a university since 1966 and dates back to 1909 and is currently ranked top 10 by The … Continue reading PhD Diaries: Induction
“Write something…, it doesn’t have to be perfect every time” the voice in my head keeps reminding me, but I’ve been overwhelmed by my 2019 goals, little else has been a priority. 2019 began with me doggedly chasing a Distinction in my Master’s degree. I’ve been reading scientific journals, working on assignments, essays, coursework and exams. In addition, I had to put in PhD applications … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee | Candid Catch Up
That is me blowing my diet again but, it was the Trowbridge Weavers Market and it was absolutely worth it! Yesterday marked the first of a series of monthly artisan markets aptly named after the town’s history and weaving heritage Continue reading Wandering in Wiltshire: Trowbridge Weavers Market
Following my previous post with 10 reasons why you should live on Campus, this post balances that perspective with why living on Campus might not be the best idea. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to choosing a living space and that’s why this post takes a detailed look at the negative aspects of living on the University campus. Shall we? Continue reading Reading Living: 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Live in University Accommodation
This post is for international students facing the practicalities of moving to the UK to study and trying to decide on where to stay during the period. Now let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading Reading Living: 10 Reasons Why You Should Live in University Accommodation
It’s the end of the second week of the year and probably too late to be saying Happy New Year, but I only just turned in my coursework and so I’ll say it anyway: Happy New Year! This post is a follow-up to my previous post: If We Were Having Coffee: 2018 Review. I’ll be listing my plans for this blog, my photography business, school and personal life. Let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading Too Late For New Year Resolutions?
2018 has been the most surprising year and I’m not sure where to start. So much has changed in my life and a lot has improved on this blog. If you follow my personal series this is a sequel to my post: Since we will soon be having coffee. New Year Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee (2018 Review)
Since I’ve told you about the books I read this semester, I think it’s a good idea to fill you in on the rest of student-life with a summary of the semester. Settling in The first few weeks here were hectic to be honest. Finding my accommodation on day one was a hassle not just because the weather was comparatively cold but the trekking in this … Continue reading Reading Living: First Semester Summary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I would like to wish you my reader, a delightful Christmas filled with joy, laughter and peace, and a New Year of hope and excitement! As we celebrate the holiday season, allow me express my gratitude for the support you have shown our blog. Thank you for every time you read, liked, commented on or shared … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
It’s the end of the year and we aren’t taking any baggage into 2017. So, this post is to help you stitch the pieces of your broken heart together and get it pumping again. Think of this as a sort of resuscitation. Continue reading 13 Tips to Help You Fix Your Broken Heart
There really isn’t much about Greenow and McCombie House online, so following my previous post: Finding Greenow and McCombie House, this is a general tour of a Greenow House flat. Like I stated, Greenow and McCombie House are “sister houses” and are identical in design so you can expect the same architecture and furnishing in both. Continue reading Reading Living: Greenow House Flat and Room Tour
This post is to help prospective students who can’t come to campus on the open-days to see what Greenow and McCombie House on the WhiteKnight Campus of the University of Reading really look like, and new students who may have a hard time finding this hall like I did. Continue reading Reading Living: Finding Greenow and McCombie House
Learning is hardly ever a pleasant process and there’s always that one boring class you’d rather not attend. Sometimes it’s the topic or the teacher, other times it is you. This post is a list of things you can do, not just to make it through the class without nodding off but to enjoy it! Continue reading 8 Tips to Get You Through A Boring Class
Packing for a 2-week trip is stressful. Packing for a whole year is a nightmare, especially when you are on a budget and have to keep things within the airline baggage weight limit. There’s packing, weighing and then unpacking in order of least necessary and least expensive to replace, until you get a combination that is relatively satisfying. Continue reading Reading Living: What I’m Packing
It’s the final quarter of the year, so following my previous journal entry; If We Were Having Coffee…or Not, I thought this would be a good time to take a break from reviews to do a somewhat personal update. First off, I’m quite happy with the progress I’ve made with this blog, my photography business and certain aspects of my personal life. Regarding blogging, I … Continue reading Since We’ll Soon Be Having Coffee…