What’s In My Bag (PhD Edition)

Although I can be a bit lackadaisical around many aspects of my life as a PhD student, I am nothing if not organised. I love bags with sections as I hate not knowing where to find stuff and I have such a terrible short-term memory I really need to keep organised. If a bag looks good, and has a dozen compartments, then I am happy. The bag I’m currently using for research trips […]

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Current Addiction: Autumn Tea

Year round, I love tea. As soon as I’ve had my early morning coffee, it’s all about the tea. Breakfast tea in the morning, maybe a peppermint tea in the afternoon, and a camomile tea just before bed equals a happy Julie. I’ve been getting a bit more adventurous with my tea-consumption, and here are a few teas that have got me practically chain-drinking the stuff this autumn. The pictures […]

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Top 10 Lush Products

I am a staunch Lush fan. As a kid I was first drawn to the iconic black pots with scrawled product information whenever I visited my impossibly cool Auntie Fi’s flat, but I probably didn’t discover it properly until my early 20s. It’s a bit difficult at first to know where to begin with Lush, partly because all the packaging is very similar, and there is just a sheer variety […]

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The Covet List #1

1. iMac (from £1,149.00 sob!) – Holy cow I cannot even express how looking at this online or worse, in the shop, makes me weak with longing. I am unashamedly an Apple person through and through and have been all my life I’m a third-generation Apple user in my family and ever since I stopped paying off my MacBook pro (three years!) and working from home more I’ve started itching for this gorgeous desktop. […]

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