Money · Personal

PhD Life – Christmas Gift Budget

It’s officially December and today I opened the second door on my £1 Cadbury’s advent calendar. I haven’t got time for any of those fancy advent calendars that cost £50+. December, for many people, means Christmas and Christmas is an expensive time of the year so I thought I’d do a quick rundown of how… Continue reading PhD Life – Christmas Gift Budget


Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

Title: We Author: Yevgeny Zamtatin Genre: Science Fiction / Classics / Dystopia Date: 1993 (1924) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 225 Started: 25th October 2017 Completed: 28th October 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: We tells the story of the minutely organised United State, where all citizens are not individuals but only he-Numbers and she-Numbers existing in identical glass apartments with every action regulated by the “Table of Hours.” It… Continue reading Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

Productivity · University

PhD Life: The Issues with Working from Home

Does anyone else have a major issue with motivation if they’re working from home? I’ve spent the last week working from home, rather than going into university, for a variety of different reasons (mainly illness) and both my motivation and my productivity plummeted. So, I thought I’d write a really quick post about three issues… Continue reading PhD Life: The Issues with Working from Home


Book Review: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #1)

Title: La Belle Sauvage Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2017 Publisher: David Fickling Books Pages: 546 Started: 14th November 2017 Completed: 22nd November 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of… Continue reading Book Review: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #1)

Books · Bullet Journal · Personal · Productivity

Bullet Journal: Memories Pages

I’ve mentioned in two of my previous bullet journal posts that I keep a blank page in every monthly setup as a ‘memories’ page but I’ve never actually filled them in due to a lack of time. However, I’ve just finished my September and October memories pages so I thought I’d share them with you.… Continue reading Bullet Journal: Memories Pages