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7 April 2019

After a week without a ST post, look who's back. Now, you're probably wanting to hear my excuse for not posting this lifestyle roundup last week? Well, I was actually in Budapest at the time. 3 of my housemates and I headed to Hungary for our joint 21st birthday celebrations and we had a really nice few days. We ate a lot of good food, drank lots of cocktails, were blessed with gloriously sunny weather and managed to tick every item off my Budapest bucket list. I have an entire travel guide coming out on Wednesday that runs down everything we did, where we ate, what to do and what to avoid, as well as some general tips and advice.

A lifestyle roundup of my week at university featuring all I've bought, watched, eaten, seen and been up to. Featuring a few days in Budapest, carrying out my homelessness research and a bathroom redecoration
We flew back to the UK Tuesday afternoon and made it back to our house in Southampton at about 11pm. I spent the majority of Wednesday glued to my laptop, working on my assignments and just getting sh*t done. I went to meet my supervisor Wednesday afternoon and ended up being able to start my research paper on Thursday, waheyyy. So, the remainder of the afternoon was spent printing off all of our participant information sheets, consent forms, questionnaires, debriefs and mood repair tasks.

I woke up bright and early on Thursday morning ready to head to my first homeless hostel to start the data collection for my dissertation. I discussed my project here, but, in case you missed it, I'll summarize it again here. Essentially, I'm just looking at the timings of alcoholism in homeless populations as well as general levels of alcohol consumption.

We collected our first lot of data and will hopefully be collecting another load next week. After so so so long stressing over ethics and getting approval, I can't believe it's finally all sorted. Moral of the story: everything works out in the end. Our dissertation is due the second week of May so I still have a good few weeks to get writing and carrying out my statistics!

On Friday I headed home home and just had a really relaxed day. On Saturday morning I mentioned redecorating the bathroom, and within a few hours we were in B&Q buying paint and sandpaper. The bathroom was starting to look a little 'tired' as my Mum would say and so we've decided to spruce it up and go for something a little more modern. I think I'm going to do a whole post on the renovation because if we can do it - with absolutely no knowledge or skill - anyone can. The only hint I'm going to give is: banana leaf...

Andddd today, Sunday, has been spent with a paintbrush in hand. We're actually painting the tiles in the bathroom, so today has been spent doing that. Turns out it's going to need at least another coat so it's fair to say the paintbrushes won't be going back in the cupboard any time soon.

I also made the conscious decision today to cut down my dairy consumption. I drink a fair amount of tea with milk in it, a lot of pizza and I love cheese on my pasta. But, I've decided to try and cut it out/down for two reasons; 1) to reduce my impact on the planet and 2) to see if it helps my skin. One of my goals for 2019 was to clear my skin up and I've seen a lot of people online mention that cutting out dairy has been the miracle cure for them... I've made an Instagram highlight to document this adventure and so far I'm not thaaat convinced. I bought unsweetened almond milk and it's fair to say it's not the most delicious thing in tea.... Do you have a favourite milk substitute that you recommend I try?

What have you been up this week?


  1. What a lovely way to spend your 21st and I'm glad you managed to squeeze in everything you wanted! Will definitely be interested to see how cutting your dairy improves your skin; I will be checking out your insta now :-)
    Sarah x

  2. Hope you had an amazing time away! Everyone says that Oatly Barista is great in tea and coffee and I love coconut milk with cereal (although it is a lot thinner than normal milk)

  3. Hope you had an amazing time in Budapest, the pics on Instagram look amazing!

    Katie | XX


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