Thursday, 19 March 2020

6 Things To Purchase For An Eco-Friendly 2020

Being more eco-friendly in 2019 should be an ongoing project that develops as a permanent element within day-to-day lives. However, it can be appreciated that this kind of change will not happen overnight as much as we may want it to. Starting with the basics and items that we use on a daily basis, as well as items that are often penalised as being part of the global issue, such as plastic straws and disposable coffee cups, will somewhat help to make a dent.

1.Aluminium Straw 
An issue that alot of UK restaurants are addressing, offering paper straws as an alternative, having the straws out of sight so that they are not picked up by habit and need to be asked for, or simply no straws at all. Aluminium Straws are easy to get hold of, sites like Amazon offer a variety of reusable straws at reasonable prices, that is collapsible and easy to transport to restaurants. There are also bamboo straws as well as stainless steel that are dishwasher friendly and brilliant for around the house use.

Monday, 17 June 2019

How To Write A Dissertation

Choosing a dissertation topic is daunting. Being a Literature student the opportunities were endless but somehow I managed to pinpoint a subject after lots of unnecessary stressing and worrying.  
Before I decided on an idea I reached out to a friend and asked if she had any tips to help give me some kind of guidance on how to approach it, and she gave me the following pieces of advice

1) Make sure it is on a topic that you feel really passionate about because it will be all you think about for the next nine months. 

2) Do loads of reading and notes before you start anything if you have an idea before the summer then that will be best because then you can get a head start on background reading etc. 

3) Your title/question may change throughout the process - this is normal so don't worry if you start panicking that your question may need changing. Just ask for advice from your supervisor and they will point you in the right direction. 

4) Get as many people as you can to read it (parents, siblings, friends) - even people who have no clue what it is about or don't understand it, it's just so good to get outside people to read through it because each of them will notice something that you didn't (spelling mistakes, unfinished sentences etc)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Winter Care Boxes For the Homeless

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. However, I realise that this may not be the case for everyone. In the UK Christmas brings cold weather conditions, a lot of rain, sleet, freezing temperatures and occasional snow.
These colder temperatures call for wrapping up warm, lighting the fire and sipping mulled wine or hot chocolate. 

For the homeless, however, there is little to no escape from the harsh winter conditions. While we're all out during December trying to get organised for Christmas and enjoying the festivities - there are people who will be spending Christmas Day alone on the streets. 

The charity Shelter released statistics stating that there are at least 320,000 homeless people in Britain. In London alone there are 170,000 homeless - excluding the 'invisible homeless' that sofa-surf, sleep in cars etc. 

Being a 23-year-old Literature student I may not be able to solve homelessness overnight. But bringing a small piece of comfort to somebody sleeping rough is an easy enough thing to achieve. 

I've put together four shoe-box sized boxes, two for men, two for women, packed with essentials and a handful of novelties that might bring just a little bit of Christmas joy this year. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

A New Kind of Period - The OrganiCup

Having recently been following Hannah Witton’s ‘The HormoneDiaries’ and having a sudden surge in wanting to become environmentally friendly as best I can, I decided to jump on the bandwagon, and give the menstrual cup a go.

Just a heads up... yes, I will be discussing periods and tampons and the natural functions of the female body. So if you're prude or old fashioned, and periods offend you, leave now. Or just get a grip because... hello... 21st century, without periods, you wouldn't be here. Continuing.... 

So... I searched around and settled on the OrganiCup.