Summer 2019 Job Hunt: An Update

Huzzah! I’ve found some employment for some of my summer. I will once again be completing the four week NCS programme, but this time working as the group leader. This means organising and planning activities for a group of teenagers as we go through an outdoor centre, a local festival/glamping experience, and carry out some... Continue Reading →

We’re Halfway There…

It’s June and that means we are at the turning point of the year. We are halfway there, just one more round of the last few months of life and we’ll be clear of the 20-teens. Reaching this point has made me question what I have been making of this year, and what I need... Continue Reading →

Rent Dreams

I just keep thinking about the day I can finally graduate, move out of home officially and get my own place in a new city. A new start for me, a chance to leave all my previous mistakes and move forward with the new and improved version of myself. Getting a studio or one bedroom... Continue Reading →

My outlook for summer is bleak

Now that the end of my placement is right around the corner, the prospect of summer is looking a little dull to me. I’ll be doing some work as per usual to pay my first month’s rent and beef up my savings a bit in-case I end up needing to take my car to university... Continue Reading →

Did I choose the right course?

It would be interesting to know that I rewrote my personal statement and began researching engineering extra-curriculars two months before UCAS applications opened. My heart had been fairly set on medicine since the age of ten, having always been interested in the human body and learning about illnesses. So why the last minute change after... Continue Reading →

All My Friends Are Graduating

Taking a placement year puts me in an odd place as it is approaching the point where most of my friends are graduating their standard three year degrees. Of course it isn’t all of my friends, as we all take different paths. Some friends left college and got into work and I have seen them... Continue Reading →

Should You Get A Car?

I remember turning 17 and thinking that having a car would be the true key to my freedom, no longer relying on my mum or brother for constant lifts to the train station. Pair that with living in a village with an hourly bus that stopped running at 6pm, I was eager to be out... Continue Reading →

Two Magpies Bakery, Southwold

Going down to the seaside is one of my favourite British pastimes. It can be a sunny day, meaning a nice walk down the pier for great fish and chips, strange arcade games, or view of the pretty town through those old-timey binoculars. Even if it’s raining, sitting in a cosy pub, full of local... Continue Reading →

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