Twelve months ago, I'd just graduated, and I had no idea what I wanted to do next. So the immediate plan was very simple: get a job. And that I did. My manger, very kindly, agreed to take me back. I rejoined the M&S Grantham team, after working on and off for the company whilst … Continue reading Thank you M&S.
In June 2018, I graduated from Durham University. I cannot believe it has been (just over) a year. A whole year. What a year it has been. At present, I'm juggling a job at M&S, freelance writing projects & working part-time for BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The latter is something that began very recently, and I … Continue reading What. A. Year.
When was the last time you wrote, or received, a handwritten letter? When was the last time you scribbled something down? Not typed or texted - but physically transcribed something - onto a piece of paper? What about forms/paperwork - admin in general? A cheque? A prescription? An application? Statistics suggest that it may have … Continue reading Putting pen to paper: a principle of the past?
A 'staycation', sometimes also known as a 'holistay', is when an individual or family takes a holiday within their own country, rather than travelling abroad. A rise in the appeal of so-called staycations is linked to everything from Brexit to travel sickness. They may also be cheaper, longer (less time spent travelling), and simpler to … Continue reading 2019: year of the STAYcation?
I was shocked and saddened by the news last month, that Mike Thalassitis, of Love Island fame, had been found dead - aged just 26. For those who are unfamiliar with Mike Thalassitis, and/or Love Island - Mike appeared in season three of the ITV2 hit show - which sends singletons, looking for love, to … Continue reading A word for your thoughts?
Last Friday, I was challenged by George Smith, presenter of the 'The Friday Night Takeover', on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - to cut down on my use of plastic (well, as much as possible), for an entire week. Listen to George and I discussing the challenge here. Skip to 42.10 for our little chat - but do … Continue reading Purging plastic… is it even possible?
A huge part of growing up is learning how to successfully manage your money. Like many other things associated with adulthood, I'm not a fan. It's even worse than the price of toilet roll - now THAT is a national farce. Why may you ask? Not because I don't think it's important, or because I'm … Continue reading Pick ‘n Mix to a Pension Plan… help.
Whilst driving home from work on Monday, I approached a junction, and paused as I considered whether or not it was safe to pull out. As I was glancing from left to right, I was pipped by the driver of a large Range Rover, just behind me. I looked into my rear-view mirror and watched … Continue reading Has aggression become institutionalised?
I turn 22 today. How the hell that has happened, I will never know. It's odd, because even though it's (obviously) only one year older than 21... it feels MUCH more senior in so many different ways. Allow me to explain. 22 feels... properly adult - you know? There's more responsibility, maturity and fundamentally - … Continue reading You’re doing your dissertation on… what sorry?
In 2017, women made up 24% of those who were employed within STEM-based industries in the UK (WISE, 2017). In 2016/17, just 24% of STEM graduates were female (STEM Women, 2017). Now, I'm no statistician, but even I can see a link, and a huge disparity, for that matter. ‘STEM’, for those unfamiliar with the … Continue reading Is Science Sexist?