Blogmas Day 15 – Handing in My Dissertation – All the Thoughts I’ve had

I’ve written a few times about my disseration. When I first started trying to post about it weekly, it seemed like ages away that I’d be handing it in. But here we are; Christmas is fast approaching, and I’ve handed in a draft. I have a set of results, a lot of reading to do, and a lot of graphs to make. So as I gulp in anticipation of only having one term of uni left (I’m both terrified and SO DAMN READY!), I’m using today to reflect on everything a dissertation throws at you.

Blogmas Day 14 – How my Cat is Handling Christmas

When I planned this post back in October, I didn’t think about it in great detail. At that point we’d dropped a deposit for Peggy, but she didn’t even have a name. We hadn’t considered what her response would be to us putting up a giant tree covered in glittering lights and baubles, although we had laughed at memes of cats staring at pretty lights and decreeing that they must, indeed, murder them!

Blogmas Day 9 – Mulled Wine Recipe

You can usually head out to the shop and pick up a pre made bottle of mulled wine that can just be tipped into a cup and microwaved. But where’s the fun in that? Mulled wine is surprisingly easy to make, with items you most likely already have in your food cupboard. Not only is it simple, it’s fun to make, involves minimal mess, can be made en masse and fills your home with lovely, spicy, Christmassy scent. It’s super warming, and a great drink for both parties and a cosy night in!

Blogmas Day 8 – Christmas Gifts on a Student Budget

As I said on Blogmas Day 1, it’s tough being a student and trying to afford Christmas. You want to be festive and give the best gifts to everyone, but, if you’re anything like me, your bank account is already in the minus and exams are at the forefront of your mind. Getting gifts for your friends and family just add another rock heap onto that mountain of stress, and although you don’t want to disappoint, you do start to wonder if your parents would honestly mind if you just gave them a hug and a little speech on why it’s not the giving at Christmas that’s important, but the being together (and cue loud singing of Christmas songs when anyone tries to tell you you’re wrong!).

Blogmas Day 6 – Primark Christmas Candles Review

I was originally planning for this post to be a full on Christmas candle review – examples of candles from different shops, scent descriptions, praise to my favourites etc. My bank account disagreed heartily. So in the spirit of still being able to afford presents for my family, I had to give in and just get them from one shop, and not go to town on the whole idea!