Showing posts from May, 2018

Best Places to Travel on a Budget

I love travelling and every year, I go on holiday abroad. Being a student means the bank can sometimes be a bit tight, but I don't want that to stop me from exploring the world. When planned properly, budget travel not only provides the opportunity to save money but also allows you to fully experience the local culture and everything it has to offer. Budget travel, for many, is the only option when it comes to travelling internationally. Fortunately, with the number of people taking a gap year, or opting for non-traditional, remote jobs, destinations for budget travel span across the globe. Whether you’re interested in the beaches of Southeast Asia, the history of Europe or the mountainous villages of South America, there is a budget destination suited to your taste. Here are four places to inspire your wanderlust. 1. Thailand Known for its backpacking culture, full moon parties, and flawless beaches, Thailand is the perfect budget travel country - particularly great for s

BBQ Breaks, Ed Sheeran Roadtrip and Farm Tours!

With a boring week spent essay writing, I had to break it up a little with the Royal Wedding and a Park BBQ with friends. To celebrate, we headed to town for lunch, shopping and the cinema. A fun roadtrip to see Ed Sheeran in concert concluded the busy week! Click here to watch the vlog or see below.  University very kindly give us a whole week off when we have to write essays and I do weirdly actually enjoy the process. I love researching topics in depth and being able to know the ins and outs. What I don't enjoy is cutting out words and I always have to. So by Saturday, I was very much in need of a break. Luckily, the Royal Wedding was the perfect occasion and I loved watching Harry and Meghan get married and I defintely cried some happy tears. After, I quickly got ready for an unboxing on my Hannah's Lips UK FB Group. My goal is to go live once a week and hopefully I can follow through! For a late lunch, early tea, my friends and I decided to head to the par

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Review)

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. Click here for the trailer or watch below.  I never used to enjoy the Star Wars films but since the new relaunch and modern films, I've really gotten into them. Despite, this not being apart of the latest trilogy, with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi , I was still really excited to see it, in the hopes of it being just as amazing as Rogue One.  The film begins with Han and Kira (played by the incredibly talented Emilia Clarke) fighting to escape a place that although saves them from the outside, does so in return for a payment. Needless to say neither one of them enjoy it and their desperate plan to escape fails miserably. Luckily, Han manages to get through security but Kira is left on the other side. From there we learn all about how Han became Han Solo.  There is an interesting set of characters in the film and I really enjoyed seeing how they all interacted, especially those that

Take Back the Control!

I'm sure some of you have noticed the change in tone this year. I know I haven't been putting my heart and soul into this blog recently and while I've never lost the love I have for blogging, I've realised, I lost the love I have for myself.  The last few months - well almost the last year! - I've really struggled with not knowing where my life was going. I lost my grasp of what I always saw my future as, and even knowing what I was going to be doing in September, I still didn't really know where I was going.  I finally feel like I have control of my life again and I can genuinely say I'm happy. I've become inspired by life again and I'm so happy of where I am right now.  What's really helped this is knowing exactly what I'm doing, when and how. I officially know exactly what I'm doing for the next 8 weeks and I absolutely love it. This past weekend was spent just organising my life and I seriously can't tell you how amaz

Debate, Heat Wave and a Busy Day!

With debate prep galore, the heatwave provided a welcome excuse to head into town before concentrating on the debate. After the celebrations, I had the flat to myself and had a busy day organising my life!  Click here for the vlog or watch below.  Being a tea captain for a debate assessment was a heck of a lot more work than I had orgininally anticipated but after chasing a few people up, I finally felt like it was all going to come together. I spend a couple of days putting it all together and then Sam and I headed out to celebrate finishing writing it in town. We both went to the opticians and she got the cutest glasses. I actually really enjoyed it and thought Specsavers were brilliant. For lunch, we went to my favourite restaurant of TGI Friday's before strolling through the town centre. It was crazy busy and there were so many people in the water feature in front of square. It was crazy! I was still so stuffed from lunch but Sam grabbed a quick ice cream on the wa

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (Review)

In celebration of the epic Royal wedding tomorrow - the highlight of the year for many - Lifetime released a beautiful film based on the true story of Harry and Meghan. I love the royal family and I love cheesy romantic films so of course I watched it!  The  It's not just romantic though. It's got everything from dramatically accurate portrays of real life moments to light-hearted joking...cue to ginger jokes and Harry Potter metaphors. To top it off, I found it incredibly refreshing how the film focused on the racist remarks and didn't shy away or try to hide the sinister realness associated with Meghan's childhood, as well as her welcoming into the royal family. I feel like the relationship has been kept out of the public eye incredibly well, all things considering. What I loved about the film is that it filled in the blanks in a way that's somewhat imaginable and based on fact from interviews and admissions. I loved that they used factually correc