Menorca

Full article published in Northern Woman Magazine, September 2019. The Mediterranean’s Hidden Gem Menorca is often undermined by its neighbours, Mallorca and Ibiza. Traditionally a lot more low-key than the other Balearic Islands, Menorca is known for its sheer natural beauty, secluded coves and turquoise-tinted waters. Thanks to the relaxed atmosphere that rolls throughout the…

The DeMoo Story

The student trio behind DeMoo Jeans share a love for vintage clothing and up-cycling. I chatted to Sassie, Jess and India about how their creative skills led to the creation of a successful sustainable brand, one that promotes a stance against fast fashion and has taken the student population by storm. From a young age,…

Remember the 22

May 22nd 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack, an atrocity where 22 lives were taken and hundreds were injured.  It’s difficult to forget the horror as I watched the news coverage in 2017; it’s incomprehensible to imagine the reality of the terror. Floral tributes have been left at Manchester Victoria Station…

5 pieces of creative advice

Exactly a year has passed since I was sitting in Chapter One Books, avoiding French Literature revision by writing the ‘Manchester Coffee Crawl.‘   It’s only right I should reflect on this year’s blogging journey and perhaps inspire others to join me.  Today I am yet again procrastinating by writing this post, ignoring tomorrow’s French exam. …

In conversation with Madlug

I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder of Madlug bags, and I am touched after hearing how this outstanding Northern Irish brand helps kids in care.

Manifester dans les rues virtuelles

Après avoir lu ‘Indignez-vous’ écrit par Stéphane Hessel, ancien résistant et diplomate français ; je pense fortement à notre société actuelle et à notre engagement en ce qui concerne l’activisme politique et social. Hessel, à l’âge de 93 ans, a publié un manifeste en 2010 où il en avait appelé à l’esprit de la Résistance pendant…

Challenge Accepted: The 3 Peaks

I love hiking.  Some people find it strange that a 19 year old university student would say this, but it’s true….  I repeat:  I love hiking. That’s why I have decided to take on my biggest challenge yet:  The Three Peaks Challenge. In June 2019, as part of Manchester Raise and Give (RAG), we are…

A winter escape to Malaga, Spain

The ongoing post-exam slump in a dark and dreary Manchester needed a solution.  I’m always searching for an excuse to travel, so I went to Malaga, in the hope that some winter sun would alleviate my self-diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder.  The cultural heart of Malaga is the perfect size to explore during a spontaneous weekend…

The Story behind The Warehouse Project

Established in 2006, The Warehouse Project’s founders Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel set out to create a unique event that was “more than any normal club night.”  Influenced by acid house events, and a desire to continue Sankeys and Haçienda’s legacy in Manchester, this article is an exploration of WHP philosophy, its aesthetics and how…

Ljubljana for the budget traveller

Could Ljubljana be the new city break spot for students?  One of the world’s smallest capital cities, the Slovenian capital is Europe’s hidden gem, Ljubljana’s underrated beauty needs to be discovered!  Budget travels, quirkiness and an abundance of alternative culture awaits. In 2016 Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital and it is clear to…