Shopping for Coronavirus Lockdown

Nope, that was not what I saw when I walked into Sainsbury’s yesterday evening. Matter of fact, there were only 2 banana’s left on the shelf and I grabbed them both! I had been out and about the week before last and everything felt quite normal. I haven’t bought or worn masks or gloves but…

PhD Diaries: February Recap

It’s the end of my second month as a Ph.D. Researcher and boy, this month was tough. January ended with the doctoral training week which I discussed in my earlier post and my first Supervisory Meeting. I have got 3 amazing supervisors and I am required to meet with them formally once every month and…

PhD Diaries: Research Training Week

Gosh, I am so glad this week is finally over. How are you? If you read Ph.D. Diaries: Induction I told you I had a week-long training in school this week and it was intense. I had classes from 10am all the way till 5pm, with 1-hour breaks in between. Thing is, since I live…

PhD Diaries: Induction

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…

10 Things To Love about Summer

It is 10°C and a clear indication that like all good things, summer has come to an end. Following this, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how I spent the season of sunshine. It was my first summer and I’d say it feels a lot like that period between harmattan and rainy season in…

Food Review: 805 Restaurants, Reading

Get ready to be ravenous after this one! It’s been a while since I’ve done a food review and so I hope this hits you by lunchtime. I can’t wait to tell you about our lunch at 805 Restaurants in Reading, Berkshire!

Wandering in Wiltshire: Trowbridge Weavers Market

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

Reading Living: 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Live in University Accommodation

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?

Touring the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England

Computers and information technology have become an integral part of our lives in the digital age. Just about everything we do, have or enjoy has been defined and made possible by computers, but the history of these powerful resources, their influence on politics, and the rest of the world hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.

Too Late For New Year Resolutions?

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?

If We Were Having Coffee (2018 Review)

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

Reading Living: First Semester Summary

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…

Secret Santa & Product Review: Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin

It’s the holiday season and it’s starting to look like it! Every mall and shopfront window in Reading Town Center is decorated and spotting a Christmas tree, with sparkling baubles, hearts and ornaments, complete with faux gifts; perfectly wrapped, stacked and tucked neatly under every tree. As postgraduate students, this is the only Christmas we…