31 Mar 2015

book reviews: landline, forensics & the statistical probability of love at first sight

Earlier this month, I condensed book reviews into one post and I think it worked quite well. Therefore, I thought I'd try and do the same again :)

Landline - Rainbow Rowell

I first started reading Landline just after Christmas but it didn't draw me in after five chapters so I put it down. However, I returned to it in February and when I finally finished it, it left me a bit disappointed. Maybe I'm still too hungover on how amazing Fangirl was but to me, Landline just didn't appeal to me as much as I had expected it to. That said, I still gave it 8/10 because the second half of the book was so much better than the first half.

Landline follows the story of Georgie and Neal; a couple with two daughters who met at university. It's Christmas but Georgie needs to stay behind for work purposes while Neal takes their two daughters to his mother's for the festive period. During this time, Georgie finds that her yellow, retro phone at her mother's house can call back into the past.

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To me, the book was a slow starter and I wasn't quite sure where the story was going. However, I'm glad I persevered because of the cute ending! One thing that Rainbow Rowell does well is make her characters relatable and she definitely did that here. Georgie's sister, Heather, was definitely my favourite character due to her witty comments and cheeky manner but I found Neal very annoying (he's indecisive, never sticks with anything and seems like someone who could be called a 'walkover').

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith

Because The Geography of You and Me was the first book I picked up by Jennifer E. Smith, I was a bit disappointed that The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight was kind of the same; both in plot and characters.

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The blurb reads as follows (from Amazon.co.uk):

"Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? 

Imagine if she hadn't fogotten the book. Or if there hadn't been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn't fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she'd run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the atlantic or a fault with the plane? 

 Hadley isn't sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it's the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver... 

Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it."

When I read the blurb, I was super excited to start reading this book but I found it very underwhelming. There wasn't much of a plot, I found a lot of it quite unrealistic in a bad way - contrast this to the Hunger Games trilogy that are also unrealistic books, but in a good way because it's meant to be a dystopian novel set in a fantasy world. TSPOLAFS (the title is also ridiculously long) is unrealistic in that the series of events are non-sensical and the characters are a bit too perfect.

It is just a feel-good book that is predictable. If you want an easy read, then this book is for you :) I gave it a 6.5/10 because it mentions Paddington in London - a place I got to know very well in the first year of my undergrad degree (pathetic reason, I know).

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - Val McDermid

I have a morbid fascination with forensics - it is quite similar to medicine in that you have a problem that needs solving but to do so, you need to go through a process of history-taking (talking to witnesses, potential suspects, etc) and investigations (for example, lab work). I think that's why this book appealed to me and I'm definitely planning a trip to the exhibit in a few weeks'.

Here is the blurb (from Amazon.co.uk):

"The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. 

Forensics uncovers the secrets of forensic medicine, drawing on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val McDermid's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science. And, along the way, she wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death, how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist uncovered the victims of a genocide. 

In her crime novels, Val McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real, and real crime scenes. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day. 

Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art."

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The book is well laid out and each chapter has a clear focus. Case studies are used to explain how new and different techniques have helped catch a killer who may have otherwise got away. 

I really enjoyed reading this book and although I don't think the topic is for everyone, it is a fascinating one that will undoubtedly intrigue some and inspire others to go into this field of work. As a science-geek, I give this book 8/10.

29 Mar 2015

my week #154

First week of surgery placement and I must admit, I'm not enjoying it as much as I did my medicine placement. There's no set ward for my surgical specialty and the random teaching lectures dotted around at random times are annoying for when I want to go into theatre/clinic/ward work. Here's hoping my second week is much more improved!

Also, I know I only made my Tumblr a few weeks' ago but I may stop posting on it due to some copyright issues I'm having. Basically, someone's reposted my image and claimed it as their own and it has been a massive wrangle trying to get Tumblr to do something about it. I've contacted the person, Tumblr and moaned about it on Twitter (sorry about that!) so for now, I'm holding off posting my own content on Tumblr. I may just post those study-related images on here once a week instead? We'll see.

How has your week been?

26 Mar 2015

a new 101 in 1001 list

My first '101 in 1001 days' list deadline was the 29th of December 2014 and I only managed to complete a pitiful 61/101. I wrote a new list that day and my new deadline is the 25th of September 2017, which seems like a long way away but I remember thinking the same about the 29th of December 2014 when I wrote my first list.

I've tried to make my list more achievable this time - some of the goals are instant and can be done easily whereas there are some others which require more dedication. Some of them overlap with my '30 before 30' list but that's not necessarily a bad thing because I'll still be 26 when we hit the new deadline.

Anyway, here is my list (with the more personal ones blurred out):

Have you done one of these challenges before? If so, how did you get on (hope you did better than me!) and if not, will you consider doing one? They are pretty fun but you do need to glance at them from time to time to check your goals. I'd missed out the chance to get a few of the easy ones done just because I hadn't seen the list for months on end.

24 Mar 2015

beauty spotlight on: ren

Ren is a skincare brand that plays a large part in my beauty life and with this blog being lifestyle in nature, I thought it'd be appropriate to share why I love and use this brand so much after six months.

My first foray into Ren was the Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser and you can read about my thoughts on it here. At this point, I did a bit more research into the brand and found that they pride themselves on being a natural skincare company with all products containing '100% plant and mineral derived actives' and are 'free of skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients'. This is attractive to me as I've struggled with my skin for quite a number of years - blemishes pop up more often than I would like and my skin is ridiculously oily. It never occurred to me that using harsh products in an effort to combat these two problems may just be making things worse so I decided to try things that consisted of natural ingredients instead.

Pleased with the results of the Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser, I decided to try out the Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser and Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask as Ren had a 20% discount on the Clarimatte range. These are two other products that have been hyped a lot on beauty blogs by people who seemed to have a similar skin type to myself.

So first up, the Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I first started using it because I had broken out on my chin and nose and there was considerable redness in these areas. After using this cleanser once a day before bed, I noticed that the redness and breakouts disappeared on day two. However, there were consequences of using clay - a well-known extractor of impurities - as two under-the-skin cystic spots appeared: one on day three and one on day five (by which time, the first one had disappeared). Over time, the number of spots popping up have diminished though.

Included in the order, I received sample sizes of the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask and the Micro Polish Cleanser as I have a fair few scars from some blemishes in the past. I used the mask once a week and the cleanser once every three days instead of the Clearcalm Clay Cleanser mentioned earlier in this post. Neither of these products broke me out and my skin was quite red immediately after using them so I recommend using them in the evening as opposed to in the morning. Waking up the next day, my skin was visibly clearer and brighter and after a few weeks of use, the scars are already fading. Yep - scars that have been there for months and years are now fading!

The sample sizes of the Micro Polish Cleanser and Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask were so good, I ended up purchasing them in full-size once they were finished and using these products in synergy appear to be having a positive effect on my skin in that the number of blemishes have decreased enough for me to keep using Ren. It is enough for me to think about what I'm slathering on my skin and I am now trying to ensure that I only use natural products as and when my budget allows!

Do you have a skincare brand that you are loyal to? Or a routine that you won't ever change?

22 Mar 2015

my week #153

So, this is my last placement block this academic year and I'm finishing up with three weeks' of plastic surgery, one week of urological surgery and another on upper GI surgery. The days start at 7:30am but I'm hoping they also end earlier as a result... (Wishful thinking?)

I'm spending my weekend cramming as much anatomy into my brain as possible and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared of being grilled by surgeons (they have a fearsome reputation!). Is it sad that a little part of me is hoping it'll be like Grey's Anatomy? Maybe I'll meet a McDreamy? No?

How has your week been?

19 Mar 2015

to-do lists: no task too small

Ticking things off a to-do list is seriously addictive and once you've ticked one thing off, you just want to tick another, right? However, writing a to-do list can be daunting, especially if it results in you writing down twenty things that need to be done within a short time-frame. However, by jotting down these tasks, it may make them seem less so, especially if you order them based on how long they will take to do.

This is how I write my to-do lists but what works for me may not work for you. I know some people like bullet journals and other systems so the main thing is to find a way that works for you.

1) Regular Tasks

The first tasks I write down are ones that I do on a regular basis - some say it takes 21 days to make things a habit so this kind of obsessive note taking can help me in that regard. Also, scheduling regular tasks in for the same time each day helps too.

Two tasks that I do on a regular basis are twenty to thirty minutes on a cross trainer and also my weekly posts which I try and do on a Saturday afternoon or early on a Sunday morning before it goes live.

2) Fluctuating Tasks

Some lists change each week and a good example of this are shopping lists. Here, we do one smallish shop at the weekend for our staple foods (fruit, vegetables and meat) and then one or two mini shops during the week. With a supermarket on my way home from university, this makes it viable for me to do this and that is why my shopping lists are usually quite random. I note them down as and when I remember or realise these things need purchasing and then try and either postpone them until the weekend shop if they aren't urgently needed or buy them the following day after uni.

3) Big Tasks

From time to time, I may have a major project or two. Sometimes, such a big task can be overwhelming so the first thing I do is sit down and break it down into smaller stages and tasks before planning when to do each of these stages.

This works so well for me that I even do this for smaller projects too.

4) Other To-Dos

These are written in when I think of them and I try and ensure that I don't have a long list of them on days where I know I'll be super busy or too tired to even tackle the smallest task.

Sometimes, my to-dos aren't done on the allocated day and that's ok with me - it just means it either wasn't that important to me or can wait until I'm in the mood for it (an example are writing blog posts: sometimes, I'm just not motivated to write that day!).

This is essentially how I organise the things that need to be done in my life - it's not a perfect system but it works well enough for me. I'm always tweaking it but I think that's natural as we mature and go through life changes.

How do you organise your to-do list? Do you have any tips or things that work especially well for you?

17 Mar 2015

how my iconic essay book is used on placement

Back in September last year, I mentioned that I made an order with The Journal Shop for a few stationery additions - one of which was an A6 Iconic essay book. In that post, I did a quick pictorial tour of the notebook and I thought I would do another, more updated, post on how I've used it whilst on placement.

So, at the front, there is a section for a year planner. I just used this as notepaper and noted down important dates and times of things that I had to get signed off whilst on placement.

The monthly planning spreads came in useful for organising each week on placement. I used the left hand side for some goals that I set myself (such as do a certain thing or see a patient from a certain specialty) and the right hand side is used to plan my week. You'll notice that Wednesdays are missing and that is because Wednesday is a lecture-based day where no time on the wards is ever scheduled.

The rest of the notebook is pretty much for rough scribbles and is used when I practice clerking a patient. Clerking a patient involves asking pretty much everything about their medical and social life (no lie) and at first, it took me over an hour to do a patient but the more practice I got, the less time it took.

I would also use these pages to note down things that may come in useful on the wards that I may need to refer to. For example, the cranial nerve exam is something that can be quite fiddly to do on the wards so I have a little 'guide' in my notebook and on the other side, you'll see that I have a page with how to describe a lump after feeling one on examination. Being quizzed by doctors on the wards enables me to see where the current gaps in my knowledge are and quite often, it leads to me making pages like the ones seen in the next two pictures.

The A6 size is perfect for my pockets (I always wear something that has a fairly deep pocket where I can hide this notebook when I need both hands free!) and the thickness and soft cover mean that it is easy to scribble in. The layout is also perfect for placement with those monthly planning spreads ideal for planning each week on placement and the paper is thick enough for me to use a gel pen on without any showthrough or bleeding. It's so perfect that I've since purchased a few more for my next few placements.

15 Mar 2015

my week #152

Yesterday, I decided to join Tumblr. Let me explain why: on Instagram, I post a lot of study-related pictures and I wanted a place to carry on posting them where I could do a longer blurb than I currently do on IG. However, I'll still keep the text-heavy posts for this blog here so it's sort of an extension to this blog; but a more student-oriented one. You can find it here. Let me know if you Tumblr too - I'm especially interested in ones do with organisation and studying (and possibly home decor too!) :)

This week, I spent the majority of it flat-sitting at my sister's. Whilst I was there, I hosted Chinese hotpot (or steamboat) on Saturday where I invited a few uni friends for food and games. It was a great night but now, I'm super tired due to a lack of sleep (my study and work won't do itself!).

How has your week been?

12 Mar 2015

book reviews: girl online, we were liars, this is what happy looks like & you are here

I feel like I do book reviews a bit too often so I thought I'd amalgamate what would've been four posts into one here. During February, I read four books: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, This Is What Happy Looks Like and You Are Here: both by Jennifer E. Smith.

Girl Online

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Girl Online was much hyped on social media and on other blogs and I was really looking forward to reading about it. Written by Youtuber and blogger, Zoe Sugg (or Zoella), I'll be honest - I wasn't expecting it to be the next Harry Potter but was hoping it'd be a read with an interesting and enticing storyline.

Girl Online follows a shy and introverted girl called Penny as she deals with bullies, boys and a romance she encounters when in New York for Christmas. As you read, Penny's secret is revealed, as is her best friend, Noah's, and it threatens to turn everything upside down.

Overall, I found it to be a nice and gentle read. It tackles some serious issues of mental illness but, in my opinion, not in as much as depth as some other books I've read. At no point does the story turn stagnant but it is a bit predictable.

I know there was some controversy over the book being co-written by another person who wasn't credited at the time of release but it doesn't detract from the fact that this book would be a decent read for teenagers. For me, I found it just a bit too predictable. Therefore, I give it a 6/10.

We Were Liars

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart that is rated pretty highly on Goodreads (3.9/5), Amazon (4/5) and Waterstones (5/5) so I had high hopes for it. It is a novel that follows a group of rich teenagers who spend summer together and it is essentially a book that, to me, didn't appear to have a plot until about 40% of the way through. I get that the scene needs to be set but to take so long doing so, I almost didn't bother to continue at some points.

The characters are un-relatable: they are well-off and privileged people who are selfish. In a way, they are similar to the ones from Dangerous Girls; another book where I found it hard to have any empathy for the characters. They are both similar in that the story is told in a flashback-current day-flashback manner.

The ending is a bit disappointing and also a bit predictable. I knew, roughly, what the ending would be but not the exact details so once they were revealed, it wasn't a complete shock for me. I wasn't totally impressed by We Were Liars so I gave it 5.5/10.

This Is What Happy Looks Like

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Jennifer E. Smith is an author I discovered last year after I read The Geography of You and Me. I wasn't too impressed with that offering but someone said to me that her other books were better. This Is What Happy Looks Like is definitely better but again, had a predictable plot (or maybe I'm just reading books that are too similar?).

The story is of a small-town girl in possession of a big secret who exchanges emails with a famous teen actor. However, she doesn't know that he's a famous actor and they get along very well after months of communicating over the internet. Fate brings them together and then we encounter a plot that pulls at the heart strings (young love, ahhhh) but also makes you feel frustrated at other points (or was that just me?).

I often rate books based on how good they are balanced against how long it took me to finish it. Because this book only took me a week (the sign of a decent novel), I gave it 7/10.

You Are Here

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Another offering from Jennifer E. Smith, You Are Here is about two teenagers (Emma and Peter) who go on an impromptu road trip after Emma discovers that she had a twin brother who lived for two days after birth. Cue a bit of bonding, a stray dog (who sounds adorable) and a whole load of feels at the end.

A bit slow in parts, You Are Here has a decent plot that kept me interested to continue reading. The characters were relatable, at least to me, as they are a bit different to what teenagers are usually like and that's what ultimately brings them together.

I gave this book a bog-standard 7/10 because I got the same sort of vibe from it as I did with This Is What Happy Looks Like.


So, apologies for this text-heavy book review post. I plan on reading more of Jennifer E. Smith's offerings later on this year as I'm still a bit undecided about her. The best thing to do in an event like this is to keep on reading, right?

Do you have any recommendations for me based on the books above? :) My 'to-read' list is ridiculous as it is but it is one list I don't mind adding to :)

10 Mar 2015

what's in my purse #1

Having done a number of 'what's in my bag' posts, I thought it was time to do a 'what's in my purse' post too. I think it could also be called a 'what's in my wallet' post if you're American :) (correct me if I'm wrong though!).

My purse is a Luella one I saved up for when I was sixteen and I have used it ever since. The leather has softened and aged well over the years and I've not tired of the design enough to be tempted to buy a replacement! When you open it up, the cards and bank notes are on the left with a coin compartment on the right.

I don't tend to carry much cash on me at any one time. At the most, I'll have £10 so that I can buy lunch if I forgot to make it the night before. The cards I have are: a Boots loyalty card, an NUS card so I can get a discount on Amazon, a bingo membership card (we went for my 24th birthday as a bit of a joke but it was actually quite entertaining!), a John Lewis membership card, an IKEA Family card, my NHS card, a Bodean's Q card, a Superdrug loyalty card, my debit card, a voucher for a free Innocent Smoothie and my driving licence which also acts as my photo ID (notice it looks like they photoshopped out my nose... Bizarre!). It appears that most of my cards are for loyalty schemes - a representation of the consumerist world we live in at the moment?

Though I have no physical bank notes in my purse at this moment in time, I do have some vouchers that I get through participation in surveys.

The contents on the right hand side of my purse were quite random.

From top left, clockwise: a Collect+ receipt, a Tempadot (a device put under your tongue so that your temperature can be taken), a Nando's receipt, paracetamol, hairpins, hair bobbles, a charm my mum gave me, £3.80 in coins and a bingo voucher.
Writing this post has made me realise that I carry around far too many cards and more rubbish than necessary in my purse. Some of the loyalty cards don't need a permanent place and the two receipts need to be binned - why, in particular, the Nando's one was kept at all is a mystery.

With my purse being leather, it is quite heavy even without its contents in it so by adding in extra, unnecessary bulk, I'm just adding to the weight I carry around on a daily basis.

What do you carry around in your purse? Have you done a 'what's in your purse post'? If so, leave your link so I can have a nosey :)

8 Mar 2015

my week #151

Unfortunately this is another week where too many of tasks weren't accomplished. This isn't a problem as I ended up doing other things instead and I will undoubtedly catch up on these to-dos another time when I'm feeling more productive.

I ordered a few books this week and they arrived on Friday. I started Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime yesterday (after finishing the chirpy The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith) and it's nice to read something non-fiction for once.

How has your week been?

5 Mar 2015

do you journal or keep a diary?

A Hong Kong journal - in a Paper Republic notebook. On the bottom - my current journal by Martha Stewart x Avery x Staples. I originally wrote the month and year I started this journal on the spine but this was quickly replaced by a Dymo label.
Writing in my journal is something I try and do at least once a week and I use it as a means to 'brain-dump' negative thoughts, to remember things and just as a release. Life as a graduate student isn't easy - there are money issues, social life issues, life issues and just many, many other issues that I could never have predicted.

Brain dumping also ensures that some memories won't be forgotten in the future - I found myself reading my diary from when I was 16 earlier this week and I did have a laugh at how silly some 'issues' I wrote about were but that's the beauty of keeping a diary. We can look back and realise that those big issues weren't so big after all - hindsight is a wonderful thing!

My journal is also a place where I put in cinema tickets and other tickets collected from memorable events that I went to with friends. These ticket stubs would just become clutter and would otherwise end up in the bin if I didn't stick them down somewhere meaningful.

For me, journaling gives me that hour or two a week where I can purely focus on myself. It's a time that I dedicate to myself and my mind - I'm the type who can get emotionally caught up on things if I'm not careful and being a medical student, that isn't the best frame of mind to be in. I think that learning not to get too attached to patients will come with experience and I don't necessarily think that the way I am now is a problem - but it does mean that I can end up emotionally exhausted if I'm not careful. And my way to combat that is to take a step back from it all and journal.

Do you journal or keep a diary? Do you enjoy it or do you see it as a chore?

Just a sidenote: I never refer to patients in my journal by their name and I never write anything down that can make them easily identifiable.

3 Mar 2015

ten of my guiltiest pleasures

We all have things we love doing when no-one else is around and there are always things we do that others may judge us for but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy them. I thought I'd share the things that qualify as my guilty pleasures :)

1) Binge watching rom-coms on Netflix.

There are so many silly chick-flicks on Netflix that it would be rude not to. And watching something that doesn't require my full attention means I can have it on in the background whilst doing some light study. It's got to the stage now where I get recommended silly films on my Netflix account!

2) People watching...

What can I say? People are fascinating and sometimes when out and about, with nothing to do, I find myself watching people as they walk past or when I'm on the bus and someone gets on. It also enables me to think about myself and how others would see me if the role was reversed - and I think it helps me be a better person as I do often walk around with a frown on my face if my commute or day has been particularly stressful.

3) Kinder Bueno

For some reason, I attribute the Kinder brand with children - most likely because of their Kinder eggs? However, as I've embarked on a gluten-free diet (for health reasons, as recommended by a doctor - not for faddy reasons), I've not had a Kinder Bueno since December so maybe it'll stay a childhood brand for me :(

4) Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

I fancy myself as a bit of a businesswomen in my spare time and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 proves this. Or so I'd like to think. It was one of those games I played when I was about twelve and managed to master and now that I'm a bit older, I'm finding that I'm still enjoying the game just as much!

5) Nutella. Straight from the jar...

This is probably something I shouldn't have confessed to... But come on, I can't be the only one?! Even my mum doesn't know I do this (and I live at home with my parents! But luckily, I'm the only one who eats Nutella in this house).

6) Wearing sunglasses everywhere in the summer.

Not only do they provide eye protection, they also make me feel a bit glamorous and mysterious (because, I am anything but either of those adjectives).

7) Looking at pictures of cute Pomeranians.

On Instagram and Google Images, I like searching for cute pictures of Pomeranians. They are just so minute and perfect that I would love to have one. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to walk one, nor the time to look after one (or the cash to afford vet bills necessary for a pet!). Last year, I went through a phase where I would spam my friends on WhatsApp with pictures of them

8) Dancing and lip syncing to songs in my PJs. And also singing (badly) with friends!

One of my friends and I went through a phase of singing 'Do You Wanna Build A Snowman' from the Frozen soundtrack back when the film was released. One of us would sing one line (out of the blue) and then the other one would sing the next and so on. We once did this down a corridor at uni where we thought we were alone but then another one of our friends appeared from around the corner and just goes, 'what the f***, guys?', which made us all laugh!

For me, singing is a whole lot of fun but I think if you had to listen to me sing, you'd think otherwise. I'm pretty much tone deaf but that doesn't stop me - life is too short to feel self-conscious about something so silly :)

9) Spending a whole day in PJs.

I rarely get the chance to spend a whole day in pyjamas anymore and it's something I definitely miss doing once in a while. Bra off + PJs or camisole and leggings on = bliss!

10) Wearing a bit too much mascara, 'by accident'.

Mascara is the only bit of make-up I wear on a regular basis and usually, it's quite subtle. However, once in a while, I get a bit too heavy-handed and apply a bit too much accidentally on purpose because why not?

Although I don't usually write posts like these, I really enjoyed writing this one. Do you have any guilty pleasures that you're not too embarrassed to share? :)

1 Mar 2015

my week #150

Where are the weeks going?! I feel like I'm doing these posts everyday at the moment. I had a whole list of to-dos that needed doing this week and I only managed around half (but considering a lot of them were to do with blog posts due to be scheduled during exam time, I'm not overly worried).

Structured revision started this week too and here is something I posted on Instagram. One of my techniques is to put everything on one side of A4 as you can see:

How has your week been?