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

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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

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If We Were Having Coffee | Candid Catch Up

“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

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What are Your Thinking Traps? – Tola Oladiji

What’s the funniest joke you’ve seen on social media this year? Take a few moments to remember it. Did you smile and feel a little warmer inside? I bet you did. Here’s what a lot of people haven’t realized: our emotions or moods are actually shaped by our thoughts. True

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Book Review: Inside Out by Demi Moore

My first memory of Demi Moore is her performance in Ghost, with Patrick Swayze (now late) and Whoopi Goldberg. Demi Moore was one of the most popular and the highest-paid leading ladies in Hollywood in the 90’s, playing pioneering roles in A Few Good men (aka You can’t handle the

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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!

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Movie Review: Hotel Mumbai

It’s Movie Night! If you have been following this blog for a while, you already know I love India and utterly enjoyed my time in Delhi, and so, after watching the trailer, I had to see this movie. Here’s the synopsis: “Terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as

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Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Guys, Alicia Berenson is a famous artist, happily married and living her best life with her husband in their London home. Then one night, a neighbour calls the police after hearing gunshots ring out from Alicia’s house. Alicia is discovered with bloody hands and a gun. Her husband is tied up and has been shot five times in the face.

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Sticks & Love – Silent Film Review & Takeaway

It’s Friday and you know it’s movie night! It’s been a long week, and so we are watching a Nigerian short film written, directed and edited by filmmaker Emeka Chukwuleta. Sticks and love is a 7-minute film which has sparked conversations since its release on Father’s Day. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m here for you.

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Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of how young Lale Sokolov was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, became a tattooist, met and fell in love with his wife Gita and how they survived the ordeal.

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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?

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Movie Review: When They See Us (Netflix)- The Central Park Five

One night in April 1989, a young white woman who had been jogging was bludgeoned, raped and left for dead in Central Park, New York, United States. The evidence suggested that the crime had been committed by one man, but Linda Fairstein, head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office ignored credible leads and insisted that, even though the timeline and evidence did not match, it had to be 5 of the 30 black teens that had been in the park later that night.

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