I have today and tomorrow off and it's a strange feeling. I'm so used to working almost constantly that its been little strange to have not only a day off but a family day. It's also been a great chance to celebrate world gin day, as you can see from the photo. I'm fortunate that … Continue reading What’s a weekend?
Finally back to blogging! It's been a busy time recently with both university work and adult life. I’ve gone back to my seasonal job which as me working long hours and combined with the recently passed dissertation deadline, i’ve been focusing on little else. Now that I am almost done (I’ve got one exam in … Continue reading Did you miss me?
Most of britain has been covered in deep icy snow, and Flackwell Heath is the same. As you can see from the above picture I've had a pretty good snow day. I live on the top of a giant hill, and most of the roads get shut or a pretty undrivable during the snow; the … Continue reading Let it Snow!
I spend the majority of my work shift face to face with the customer, thats what it takes when you are a bartender and waitress. It’s often the waitress’s that get the food complaints and the disappointment when guests are not happy. That’s exactly what happened last night; the food was sub-par and taking it … Continue reading When a service goes wrong…
One of the most dreaded parts of a university degree is not the exam season, it is writing your third year dissertation. For a science student, this all starts with your literature review; a summary of all the literature surrounding your scientific topic of choice. My degree path has decided to change things up this year and have the deadline for this section come in second year, specifically in 21 days...
I am writing this whilst i take a break from the late-night university work that is consuming me. I made the unfortunate mistake of prioritising going to work over completing coursework and revising; and now last minute deadlines have lead me to alter my sleep schedule to match. I get little to no work done … Continue reading Midnight Musings
The hospitality industry is one I have truly grown up in; my parents both trained as chefs, its how they met, so it has been a part of my life since I was a child. Growing up with parents in this industry meant I spent a lot of time in the arms of people other … Continue reading Tales from Hospitality
Its been a while since i have posted; mainly because its been reading week and I've been neck deep in the world of work, trying to earn some much needed income. Is it just me or do we as students spend more of reading week doing anything but? I find reading week distracts me, as … Continue reading Reading Week Rant
There are special people in the world who have the ability to share their humanity, give up so much of their own life to help others, in dangerous countries and with few resources and today is the day we can thank them. When war breaks out it's not only soldiers that arrive on the frontline, … Continue reading When I grow up I want be a humanitarian aid worker…
One of the major lessons of adulthood I have learnt recently; is when to fight your battles and when to make a strategic retreat for sanities purposes. I am not the kind of person to leave from an argument without an ending, mainly because I like to solve puzzles; however its simply not possible in … Continue reading Making a Strategic Retreat: not as scary as I thought