How To Curl Your Hair With Rollers

I recently started using rollers again, as I figured lockdown was the perfect time – but this is not my first rodeo, by any means. In fact, I was a really cool child and I used to curl my hair to go to school when I was 10 (yes, really). So it’s safe to say…

All The Elements To Taking A Great Photo At Home

So, we’re 12 weeks into lockdown (something like that?), and I’ve learnt more about taking a good photo than ever before! Why, I hear you ask? Because we were limited in our resources and shooting locations, so I was forced to take note of the finer details of what makes a good photo. Here I’d…

How To Be Unproductive in Lockdown

Last week’s post was about lockdown tips, since as a Ph.D. student, I’ve had a lot of experience organising my own time. I’ve ALSO had a lot of experience being incredibly unproductive. So without further ado, here are my tips on how not to achieve your goals!   1. Give yourself a strict timetable with…

Lockdown Tips From a Ph.D. Student

As someone who has spent the past 4 years working on a Ph.D., I feel like I’ve been preparing for this lockdown my entire life. Doing a Ph.D. is ALL about motivating yourself to work on your own time, keeping yourself busy with various projects, and setting your own goals. I’m actually really happy with…

A Millennial’s Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Over the past few weeks I’ve kept coming back to my 50s housewife week. Sure, the elaborate schedule was a bit over-the top, but there were lots of positives about it as well, and overall, I was really happy that week. I thought my house looked great, and I felt on top of life in…

The Two Types of Tidying

You’ve heard of Type 1 and Type 2 fun, but have you heard of Type 1 and Type 2 tidying? Possibly, possibly not, as I did just make up the terminology right now, but the ideas aren’t new. Let me take you on a journey.   You get home from work. You throw your coat…

Why You Should Stop Eating Refined Sugar

I’ve already touched on this in my Diet Tips post, but I strongly believe nothing good comes from sugar. Don’t get me wrong – I do eat the occasional sweet treat. You may have seen eclairs, chocolate fondants, and doughnuts sprawled across my instagram page. But I actually have a very firm line with these…

The Makeup Hierarchy

Last week I conducted an experiment via my Instagram. I wanted to know: if you could only wear one item of makeup (blush, highlighter, lipstick), which would you choose? Due to Instagram’s slightly annoying poll setup, I had to do this in a variety of stages, comparing 4 items at a time and later reducing…

Hearty Stew that lasts for days

This is one of my recipes that I probably make the most often. It came from me wanting to make stew one time, and then deciding on the ingredients that “felt” most “stew-like”. It’s probably fairly similar to goulash, although I haven’t actually looked up how to make goulash, so I haven’t checked. I do…

Why we should embrace boredom

Our generation has an obsession with doing as much as possible, all the time. It’s like the more busy and stressed out you are, the more you’re “winning” at life. This coronavirus quarantine has got me thinking about the flaws with this way of thinking, why we should change it, and also how we can…

I Lived Like A 1950s Housewife For A Week

I’ve been wanting to try this out for the past couple years, and I figured lockdown during Covid-19 was the perfect time: taking the rough schedule of a 50s housewife and seeing what living that life is like. Of course, life would have been different for everyone in this era, but I wanted to try…

10-minute Gnocchi in a creamy white wine sauce

Spending a lot of time pasta-less at home has given me a chance to think up some new recipes. First up was a spur of the moment decision today which turned out so amazing that I felt I needed to share it! I’m not even kidding it was like having restaurant food at home, and…