Monday, 23 March 2015

Weekly Update #2

Another week, another spectacular blogging fail!! It's so hard to find the motivation sometimes, especially when you have two books to read, an essay to plan and write and uni to attend. But hey-ho... this weekly update type post went down well, so here's another.

This week was another attempt at semi-healthy eating. I can never manage a whole week without a few treats, but am trying to get more inventive with my healthy lunch ideas. I've jumped on the quinoa (keen-wah) bandwagon and loved it in this simple salad mix. You'll also see that i'm totally obsessed with avocados, which I probably eat 2-4 times a week. Oh well, better than being addicted to chocolate buttons I suppose! The wagamamas was a treat as I got two good assignment marks back this week. I'd never been before, but would definitely recommend it to those who are curious to try a variety of Asian food. YUM.

I came home from a stressful day at uni to find a little note on my desk saying "I know you've been craving one"... and it was attached to a gorgeous red velvet cupcake!! Room-mate of the year award? I think so! Excuse the shameless selfie, we all do it! I've been sleeping with my hair in plaits instead of curling it. I know that's so 12-year-old, but I'm loving it ahaa! Finally a little snap at the eclipse... did anyone else watch it? I couldn't believe how quickly the moon moved!

I've had another little play around with my blog layout and design too. How do you like it? I've been trying to teach myself how to use CSS codes, as they're so much easier to use than trying to edit the HTML template. I'm so jealous of people that can create such amazing templates... but I don't think it looks too bad... for a novice! ;)

Hope you've all had a great week!
I'm off to New York this time next week, so prepare yourself for a very very photo-heavy weekly update next week..... I might even do a big post on my experience.

Thanks for reading <3

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Weekly Update #1

As you may or may not know, I'm a third year English student and as it stands, i'm only physically in university one day a week. I spend a lot of time reading, as I have to read two novels a week, and applying for jobs... which lets face it, even the most amazing blogger couldn't make seem all that interesting. However, with so much time to kill I figured it might be interesting to post 'weekly updates' showing all the things I've done in my days off. If anything it should motivate me to try and do something interesting that you'll find worth reading!

I've found living on a student budget particularly hard when it comes to food. However, three years of doing so has taught me well. All of these meals have been made with things bought in Aldi, with each costing less than £3 in total. Whoever said student diets are rubbish didn't know where to shop! I might start blogging about meals if any of you would be interested? Let me know in the comments.

I found this cute little mug in Home Bargains for £1 and thought it was a cute little sentiment to give to my other half. He's not a student, so i often feel guilty that I can't keep up with his spending, but little gestures like this just show that it's not all about money.... even if you do get a gorgeous bunch of roses from him now and again. These shoes were a birthday gift from him, which made their debut on a night out this week. Aren't they gorgeous?!

If you like these type of posts,... or want to see something else, let me know!

<3 Jen