How to do Christmas as a student

Finally, the John Lewis and Coke-Cola adverts have hit the tellies and the mad rush for an even more festive Christmas than before has arrived, but now you’re a student and you cant rely on mum and dad to buy gifts on your behalf or to cook up a delicious turkey, so what do you…

Student cooking – the guilt-free takeaway

By my 18th birthday, I could comfortably travel alone, unblock a kitchen sink and detect whether milk had expired before I drank it. One thing I wasn’t very good at was cooking. As I watched my mum prepare our roast dinner, I never understood how she could peel a potato so quickly without catching her…

Coffee delights

Some time ago, a friend told me to check out a place called Coffee Aroma, in her opinion the best place to—you guessed it—get coffee here in Lincoln, or to enjoy a relaxed music night, or just hang out. Probably lured there by the smell of freshly ground coffee and the prospect of being able…

5 days, 5 different meals for £1 each – is it possible?

I always end up spending more than I would like to on food, and the frustrating thing is this sometimes comes out of my student loan (I’m sure I’m not the only one). Healthy and quite different meals for under £1? You must think I’m bonkers, but for 5 days I tried to cook cheap meals…