Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Monthly Review: May

As a blogger I like to speak about my life and the events that have happened as well as a few products that I have stumbled across. I don’t have the time to blog everyday so can’t possibly tell you all about everything! I thought as a compromise I would start a monthly review of myself as the PhD student, the baker, the youth leader and the shopaholic


Saturday, 28 May 2016

A Piece of Cake #1 Octo-Choc

I love baking and could happily spend hours or even days making cakes, biscuits and pastries of all shapes, sizes and flavours. Shows like the Great British Bake Off are perfect for inspiration and show us that you don’t need to attend pastry schools to create fantastic bakes. However not everyone has hours to spend in the kitchen mixing away so here I present my new section ‘A Piece of Cake’, simple recipes that are quick and easy to follow and are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. 


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Ladies Who Lab #1

As a student of science I make observations on a daily basis and there has been one that always stands out to me: gender. Now I am not going to debate about women’s rights and gender inequality, which is a whole can of worms I don’t wish to open. However, I am passionate about scientific outreach and encouraging young girls to discover science and to peak their interest. So here begins my new monthly segment: Ladies Who Lab. Starting with myself this month I will hopefully regale you with fun and inspiring stories from women of science. The how, the what and the why!


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Moisture Surge Face Spray: Review

I'm a huge fan of Clinique so when just casually browsing in store a representative let me try their Moisture Surge Face Spray I was never going to say no. This isn't a new product but I fell in love with it and wanted to share that with you all.


Friday, 20 May 2016

Lush Yoga Bomb

I have about a months worth of blogs meticulously planned out and this post was not one of them but after using the Yoga Bath Bomb from Lush I just could not keep my love and excitement to myself. It is not a new product but was the first time I have used it. To look at the bath bomb doesn't seem like much, just an orange ball, but what is hidden inside will amaze you!

Yoga Bomb, picture taken directly from Lush Cosmetics website,


Monday, 16 May 2016

Non-Negotiable Happiness

Everyone probably has one or two things in life that they simply could not live without and, I am no different.There are a few things in life that make my day just that little bit more enjoyable or in some cases that little more sane. Obviously this list excludes my friends and family whom I love  above all things but even they can drive me crazy and without my non-negotiable happiness; things could get ugly! Elanor from Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys has nominated me to list 5 things that my daily happiness depends on a great deal. 5 things that I most certainly could and would not live without. 


Friday, 13 May 2016

A Teddy Bear Picnic

I sit with a half cup of coffee beside me, sadly though it has gone cold, writing my first blog post. With having no idea what to write about I begin with an ending, poetic right? 

As well as being a PhD student every Thursday night I run a youth group for girls aged 5-7. We call it The Buttercups an adorable name to match the cuteness of the girls who attend, I believe. Usually our typical night consists of registration followed by games, arts and crafts then a lively song to end the night before the girls' parents come to take them home. The girls are always full of joy and eager to come back the next week.The parents? They are usually a little more subdued having enjoyed an hour or so of peace and quiet! 

But last night, our last night for the summer, was a bit different!