Wearing exercise clothes should count as exercise…

Exercise isn’t really my thing. I’d rather sit on the sofa, eat biscuits and watch ‘Friends’, than go on a run. But exercise doesn’t just mean getting the perfect #gymselfie, you can still stay fit even if the thought joining an organised sports team leaves you cold! Walk everywhere! At university, you don’t have much…

Cooking tips for the not-so-culinary-inclined

Let me be honest, I’m never going to be the next Jamie Oliver. I dread to think what Gordon Ramsey would say about my food. I don’t have a leg to stand on when I make fun of Great British Bake-Off mistakes. I sent innumerable texts to my Mum in the first term, spamming her…

Long distance doesn’t need to be scary

150 miles. 3 hours by car. One hundred and fifty miles. That’s how far away Lincoln is from home. ‘How am I going to manage being that far away from everyone I love? – This was the thought I kept going over and over during the few days before I moved to university. But now,…

Managing to manage money

Money is a big deal at university, mostly because you don’t have very much. So, I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact since no-one sugar-coats my bank statements.

Vote.

On June the 8th we have a decision on who we want to govern us. On June the 8th it is time for us to have a say. On June the 8th go to a polling station and vote. I will point you in the direction of the manifestos of the main parties: Conservative, Labour,…

Painting Lincoln every colour!

As anyone who knows me will be aware – I don’t run. If you see me running it probably means there’s something coming so I’d advise you to run too! Yet somehow, I find myself sat in my kitchen having just finished my first 5-kilometre Colour Run. By ‘first’ I mean – I did not practise…

Learning to live with new people

When you get to university you expect to be best mates with your new flatmates within five minutes – Right? That’s what endless university advice pages told me. These pages are great for calming nerves about living with new people. They don’t quite help if, like me, you get to uni and don’t have that…