My TBR Pile #3

My TBR Pile #3

It’s been two months since I shared a reading list, so is just the right time for my TBR Pile #3, here are the second one and the first one. This time I was able to take the picture of the books in my new bookcase. I’m so pleased with how the bookcases look like. […]

Cat at Cat Cafe

Cat Café

Life is slowly getting back to normal. On Saturday, pubs, cafes, and restaurants could open again in England. While it was so much talk about pubs, especially on social media, it was mostly ignored that small businesses can open their doors to customers for the first time in months. We’ve decided to go to the […]

Monkey selfie

Knowsley Safari Park, June

After a few months in lockdown, we were finally able to visit Knowsley Safari Park, in the last day of June. I was so excited to visit them again. From this weekend the lockdown will ease ever more in England (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland go at different speeds). We planned to have a picnic […]

Festus on his new bed

June 2020

We’ve spent this month at home, as we were in lockdown, but we also had a renovation project (or three) and, of course, I had my exams. I’m not going to talk about the latter, as I mentioned this topic a couple of times this month, but I’m going to talk about the former. My […]

Upcycled plant pots

Upcycled plant pots

This DIY project, for upcycled plant pots, was more a happy coincidence than something planned. I had these old plant pots for many years, here is a picture of them from four years ago, when they were still looking good. We replaced one of the garden fences and I painted some of the new fences […]

Studying at Oxford. Year 1

I was keen to write the Studying at Oxford. Year 1 post. I talked about each term: Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity. I also mentioned how I prepare for exams in another blog post. But the overall picture can get lost, so I wanted to remember how many things I did in this first year, and, […]

Empties from the Body Shop

Empties from the Body Shop

This is the aftermath of 3 months in lockdown, the number of empties from the Body Shop reached a staggering 19. If you follow beauty bloggers you are familiar with the monthly empties post. If not, this is a post in which beauty bloggers show what products they finished that month. Initially I wanted to […]

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget

As a vegetarian, I heard many times that my food expenses must be high. I don’t agree, as eating healthy on a budget is possible. It’s only that people assume that being a veg*n means eating smashed avocado on toast, eventually topped with quinoa. Which, funnily enough, is not that expensive, only at posh bistros […]

How I prepare for exams

How I prepare for exams

I mentioned that I am going to share how I prepare for exams. Next week I have two exams: British History 1485-1603 and European History 1815-1914. We are going to take the exams online and it will be an open book exam. So, in theory it would be easier, but, in practice, is not. I […]

explore at home

Explore at home

In this post, explore at home, I will share a few online locations I’ve been appreciating lately. When we’ve started the lockdown it seemed that there were lots of posts on what you can do at home. I shared my ideas for activities that adults might enjoy, but that was in March. We are still […]