Monday, 13 November 2017

Blue Coffee Box: Review and Giveaway

Do I like coffee? No-I LOVE coffee! And with a blog name of Caffeinated Reactions that is no surprise. I won’t say how much I spend on average on cups of coffee a week because honestly it doesn’t bare thinking about. It’s worth it though so when the lovely guys from Blue Coffee Box contacted me to review their subscription service it was the easiest yes ever.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Reverse Advent Calender

Tinsel, mince pies and a cheeky glass of bubbly. No matter how you spend your Christmas whether it’s a huge celebration with all the family or a smaller intimate affair we can all agree that it is the little things that make our Christmas special. However for many families this time of the year is not always the magical spectacle we all love. Many families facing austerity and hardships spend this time of the year-and most of the year-hungry. So this year I really wanted to get involved with Reverse Advent calendars. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

First Six by Six by Nico

Six by Nico have just announced their seventh concept- DISNEY! How excited am I? Ever since the beginning I have loved what the amazing people at Six by Nico have tried to achieve. So hot off the heels of their new release I thought I would recap the first 6 menu concepts-for those who haven’t had the chance to experience them for themselves.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas Hampers with Prestige Hampers: Review

Halloween is OVER! Finish off the sweets and put down the pumpkin pie! It is time to get ready for Christmas! And NO it is not too early-organisation is key! Do you really want to be that person running about on Christmas Eve because you forgot about someone? No I didn't think so! I'll pretend you didn't shout BAH HUMBUG and continue on with my Christmas bliss.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Fun Lunch Friday- Steak Cattle & Roll

As some of you may be aware Elanor from Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys and I are work wives and as such we try to leave the office on a Friday every so often to grab some lunch. Thus became Fun Lunch Fridays! Our most recent trip was my choice and inspired by my up and coming trip to America I wanted to grab some American style cuisine. By up and coming I really mean I was leaving the next day so it was a great opportunity to spend time with Elanor and try put off packing. Anyway I chose to go to Steak Cattle & Roll situated a mere 5 minute walk from the office.


Friday, 6 October 2017

A Trip to Cardiff

A few months back-been so busy with the PhD to blog-I took a solo trip to Cardiff in an attempt to get a little more confidence travelling on my own. You see I was soon to embark on a 5 week trip to Austria for a PhD placement but hadn’t really flew anywhere on my own before. I know flying from Glasgow to Cardiff is miles different from living in a foreign country but it was a small test to myself. Turns out solo travelling….I LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

PhD Advice: Going on placement

During the course of a PhD most students will have the opportunity to go on placement in industry or in another academic research facility. The perks of working in a well-established research group with international collaborators means that this placement may well be far outside your little bubble you call home. This can be as exciting as it is daunting and I should know-having just completed a 5 week placement in Austria and as I write this I am sitting in a fairly air-conned office in New Jersey. Considering I have lived and studied in Glasgow my entire life it is fair to say I understand the fear and excitement going on placement can bring so I thought I would draw upon my experiences to share a little advice.