Sick Tings 046

14 April 2019

Hellooooo, how are ya doing? Welcome back to another Sick Tings post. I think the first thing to mention is that I've actually been dairy-free for an entire week now! I started this mission last Sunday with a cartoon of almond milk, and now, here we are. I've since decided that oat milk very much is the way forward, especially if you're a porridge fan. I've decided that oat milk (unsurprisingly) is much better in porridge than normal milk. 

So, have I noticed any differences over the last week? I definitely think I'm less bloated than I was before, but that could also be because I'm having to be much more conscious of what I'm eating. Read: basically, I'm just not eating crap anymore. All I've been thinking about, however, is a big cheesy dominos but I've resisted - I'm not sure if I'll ever be ready for vegan cheese. 

A lifestyle roundup of my week at university featuring all I've bought, watched, eaten, seen and been up to. Featuring my 1 week on dairy-free update, moving my room around and the realities of third year
Monday was a very dull day. I spent pretty much every waking hour at my laptop, with an hour of painting the bathroom mixed in there too. Woop woop, what a fun day. Third year is greaaaat fun. Tuesday morning was spent in much the same way that Monday was; doing uni work on my laptop. That afternoon, my Mum and I went shopping to grab some more bits we needed for our bathroom redecoration. Tuesday is also the day I bought my first cartoon of oat milk aka the day that my dairy free days were revolutionized. I had dinner at home home and then headed back to uni in the evening for data collection the following day.As I've mentioned many a time before, my dissertation is on homelessness and this semester I am carrying out my own research study. So, I made my own questionnaire (lol, don't do that, it's really hard to score it whilst ensuring its both valid and reliable) and have been completing data collection in person, in a number of homeless hostels. Well, on Wednesday we attempted to collect some data and were turned away because it was just far too busy. But, rather than make it a totally wasted visit Jess and I decided to go to McDonald's to make ourselves feel a bit better. Spoiler: it worked.Thankfully, we were able to go to a different hostel on Thursday and collected another round of data. We're just about halfway through now, so, hopefully, it shouldn't take too much longer. I still have all of the statistical analysis to do, as well as the write up of the results, discussion, and conclusion... We still have a few weeks but it's fair to say that time is rapidly running out. My sister then came and picked me up from Southampton and drove the pair of us back home home. For dinner, I attempted my first dairy-free toad in the hole and it was very much a success. It wasn't quite as nice as my usual delicious Yorkshire pudding but it wasn't horrible. I sued soya milk for this if you were wondering.I spent Friday morning rearranging my room. I have a lotttttt of clothes and they take up a lot of space. So much space in fact that I have a wardrobe and a clothing rail in my room - and I needed to make room for the both of them. I love how my room looks now that I've moved it all around, it looks so much bigger and brighter. Friday afternoon was spent stressing over the aforementioned questionnaire that I made. But, thankfully, after a long old chat with one of my best pals we managed to work out how to score it etc. Thank you Jacob, you're an actual ledge on a sledge. I've mentioned that I have an exciting collaboration coming up soon, and on Saturday morning I shot the photos for it! I'm really pleased with how the post is looking so far and if all goes well it should be out on Wednesday this week! Then, Saturday afternoon I went and visited my Grandma which was really nice; we had Buck's Fizz and a long old chat about life...Aaaand, today, Sunday. I don't wish to sound like a stuck record but today has just been another day that I haven't moved from my laptop. I actually have some plans for this week coming so I'm trying to get ahead of the game, and get a load of stuff done in advance to make up for it. 
What have you been up to this week?


  1. I love having a switch around of my room/flat. It's such a little thing but it definitely can make a big difference and feels like you've done a whole bedroom overhaul!

    Katie | XX

  2. Your dairy free journey sounds good. I've cut back on an dairy over the last 2 years (but I'm not 100% dairy free). It does help with bloating! :) Hope your dissertation goes well!

  3. Oat milk in porridge is actually the ONE, better than cows milk and certainly better than almond milk which sucks haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. good luck on your disertation,I loved following your non-dairy milk journey on instagram and I might try it for a week or so,happy weekend lovely x


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