UK Travel Bucket List

the image is taken at bodnant gardens. Through a boarder of trees the stone building stands.

A couple years ago I wrote two blog posts containing my list of places I wish to go - you can find them here and here -  but honestly I haven't really visited many of those places yet; mainly due to the lack of time and money to enjoy my time whenever/ if ever I went to the places I had written down.

However, it is still a goal of mine to see more of the world than just the town I grew up in and the one I went to university in. Therefore, I thought what better place to start than those places right on my doorstep.

Books To Read This Summer

three books are stacked on top of each other. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, How hard can love be by Holly Bourne and The Keeper of lost things by Ruth Hogen. On top of this stack is a tiny figurine of a sitting owl. The back ground is a solid grey colour as everything sits on a grey and white checked duvet.

Now that second year has officially finished and we're into the summer break, it seems like the perfect time to dust off those books that have been sitting waiting patiently on the bookshelf to be read. Or as for me take to Amazon to buy some books that have been sat on my to-read list for a while now.

I'm not going to include any spoilers in this kind of post for anyone who is worried, the most I might share is information which is also included in the blurb of each book.

June 2019 Bullet Journal Spread

A June title page. June if written in cursive inside a circle of blue small bubbles and two pink roses. Underneath it is written the Mulan quote "A flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all".


It's been a while since I last uploaded a bullet journal post. My last one was back in February, which feels so long ago now.

This June also marks the one year mark for my bullet journal. I've definitely come a long way with the set up since then. I really didn't have any idea how to set out everything I wanted to keep track of and had no clue what I even wanted to include. If you still want to see my first few pages of my bullet journal you can see it here.

My Sustainable Brands Wishlist

In the top left is an image from the Tala website where the female is wearing shorts and a sports bra. In the top left the image is from the Alfends website showing an image of a female wearing the Shelby jeans. The bottom two images of the graphic are from the Reformation website. Both dresses, one a green wrap dress and the other a two piece red onsomble.

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my new year resolutions was to create a wardrobe that was edging its way towards being sustainable. However, over the last five months, I've come to the realisation that in my current situation it's not the easiest change to make.

So instead I thought this would be a good time to create an old fashion wishlist. I'm not sure how much people like reading these days, but I guess it also becomes a place for me to look back and be able to tick things off in the future.

A Little Life Catch-Up


It has been a while since I've sat in front of my laptop screen with blogger open and the cursor bar flickering as I have intentions to write something to all of you who read my blog. And maybe it's because I don't really have a topic to write about, but the words aren't flowing as smoothly as I would like them to be.

I say I don't have a topic but I guess updating all of you is also a topic, though not one that I find the easiest to write about.

So where have I been these last couple of month?

Well, honestly, there's not overly a lot to tell - though I still felt like this post is a good one to welcome back with after I've been away for a while - I've pretty much spent the last couple of month sat at my desk cramming every last physics and maths fact and equation into my head, in hopes that I can remember it for when I brain dump during the exams.

As of when this post will be up, I shall have finished my second year of university as of four days ago. I'm not sure how I'm already halfway through my time actually study at this university for my degree, but somehow it's flown by and I'm not completely sure what I've done with the ~17520 hours that I've used up. However somehow I have, and I know that for the next ~17520 hours and more I want to use my time a lot more productively so that I can work towards the goals that I have set for myself.

I'm now sat here, having written about what has pretty much taken over my life this last month or so without leaving any brain space for anything else, and I'm not sure what I should write. In terms of blog posts, my last life update wasn't all that too long ago. But I guess updating from that I've now got my placement year pretty much sorted, both work placement and study abroad placement pretty much there I just need to sort out the last few bits and pieces.

Since those two things will be my life for the next year, I want to be able to incorporate them into my blog as well. So is there anything you would like me to write about linking to these two? Any questions you want answering?

Honestly, I get so stumped for blog post ideas some times, so if there is anything you like seeing from me let me know.

So now it's time for summer!

I'm not sure how long my summer will actually be, since I'm not 100% sure when my work placement is starting, but I've made a pact with myself to not waste this year like I have done in the past. Summer break for me last year was pretty much spending a lot of time inside watching Netflix since I made no plans and my friends were then scattered all over the country. But this year I'm focusing on myself. My fitness. My mental health. My fears. All of these so I can do the things I've always wanted to do without the pit of dread in the bottom of my stomach that makes me feel like I can't get over the wall the new challenge puts up.

So I should probably wrap this up now. It's a day later than I was expecting it to be published since I spent yesterday away from my laptop after travelling back home from uni. But as I always say, "Better late than never".

How have you all been since I last posted? Anything exciting happen?

- Sophie

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Plastic-Free Alternatives Wish List

plastic free alternatives

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I feel like it is about time I followed up one of my recent post, recent as in one of the last few I uploaded even though it's been nearly a month or so, where I wrote about all the changes I wanted to make to create a plastic-free lifestyle for myself. So here we are with a good old classic wish list blog post, so we can all add things to our shopping baskets that will sit there till we finally can reason for making an order.

Second Year Uni Catch-up

advance selfie

Grab your cups of teas people because today's post is going to be a bit more of a chatty kind of post compared to my last few. Which were actually nearly a month ago now, your girls been busy with all things uni, but since I have about a week where things are not as intense it's time to drill out all that blog content so I can still post even when the next lot of assignments and test roll round.

Day In The Life Of An Astrophysics Student


I've had this idea for a blog post sat in my drafts for way too many months now, that it's either time to get rid of it or finally write it. So since I promised myself that this year I would try to infuse my degree more into my content on this little corner of the World Wide Web, this seemed like as a good a place as any to start.

February Bullet Journal Spread

February bullet journal

I'm sat here on the morning of the day of which this post is meant to go up, finding it not so easy to find words to write for this post. My mental health has not been at it's best the last few days and motivation to do anything has kind of gone down the drain. But nonetheless, writing and publishing blog content on time makes me feel good, so I'm going to try and make this post as interesting as I can despite my mood.

Changing To Plastic-Free

how to go plastic-free

For the last few months, I've been trying to make changes to my lifestyle. Be that the food I eat or the cutlery I use to eat with. Every change is being made in order to look after this planet we live on a little more each time.

How To Start A Bullet Journal

how to start a bullet journal

Should I be sat here writing this post, probably not, should I be studying instead, most likely. But I needed a break from quantum physics so here we are.

If you haven't been following me for the last six month you might not have seen any of the posts that I have up about the bullet journal that I've been keeping, of which you can find them all here, however considering you've clicked on this post I can assume that you have a least the minuscule amount of interesting in starting a bullet journal for yourself. Therefore here I am sat with my bullet journal next to me, showing my barely completed to-do list, while I try and compile some helpful tips on how to start a bullet journal.

Styling Dresses In Winter


Have you ever had a blog post idea in the back of your mind for months, and it takes till the one free day, after all, that time to finally put it into action. Well yeah, that was me for this post.

Though I'm not one to wear dresses that much, think once in the blue moon kind of rarity, I'm even less likely to wear them in winter, if that percentage of wearing them can get any smaller than the rest of the year. But as a challenge, and for the blog and Instagram, I thought it would be fun to style one that I could, in theory, wear out on any cold winter's day. And you know what I've seemed to lost my ability to write good introductions for any of my blog posts so let's jump right back into this post.

Favourite Netflix Series & Films*


For a university student, I might just spend too much time searching through Netflix to find something to watch while I procrastinate from the piles of work that I should probably be doing instead. But this doesn't stop me from getting through quite a selection of shows and films, while still getting all my work done of course.

I spend my time watching Netflix on my laptop, but sometimes a bigger screen makes the viewing experience that much more entertaining, such as the Oled Tv Panasonic. Alas while at uni I shall spend my time watching Netflix on my laptop tucked up in bed whenever I can.

2019's Bullet Journal Set Up

bullet journal 2019

The page has turned over from 2018 to 2019 and it's about time I finish my bullet journal set up for this year. Better late than never seems to be something I say all too often on here, but nonetheless true.

I've spent way too long trying to write the intro to this post and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so why don't we just jump straight on into the pages I have included for 2019.

What I Hope To Do In 2019


This post is a bit late up since I chose to focus on my maths exam for the first few days of the year, but better late than never I say.

I never really got used to writing 2018 and now we're writing 2019 I'm going to slip up more than once I think.

This time last year instead of writing my goals of which I hoped I would achieve throughout 2018 I wrote a list of goals that I knew I wasn't going to be able to achieve. However this year I'm feeling more adventurous so I'm going to write up everything I want to do this year. Plus then I have you all to also make sure I'm keeping up with ticking things off my list.