Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Today is International Holocaust Memorial Day, 73 years have passed since the liberation of Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. It is a day to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. I thought I would do…

York Culture Guide Part 2

There are so many amazing things to do in York, it’s the perfect city for a New Year getaway or a chance to escape the hectic work life for a weekend mid-year. So, I thought I’d do another follow-up post from my first culture guide about York, which you can read here, and suggest some…

Book Roundup Two

Firstly, apologies for the delay in this next book roundup post, it’s been a busy few months! I’ve mostly been reading books for my Masters course, however, I’m still trying to make time for reading other non-academic books on the side. I’ve read quite a variety of books over the past few months so hopefully, there’s…

York Culture Guide

Having seen all the new Freshers start the University of York this September, it really makes me think of how beautiful a city York truly is and how much I enjoyed exploring in my first few weeks and subsequent years!!  This is a bit of a nostalgic post for my own time spent as a student…

Holker Hall: A Gem in the Lakes

I recently went on holiday with my parents to the Lake District, and I had an amazing time taking in the spectacular scenery or the lakes and mountains through a series of walks. However, I had to visit a country house of some sort whilst I was in a new area! I decided on Holker Hall…

Anthony Gormley: Subject

As I’ve been working in Cambridge the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to explore the city in more depth and take in the beautiful college architecture and sights of Cambridge during my lunch breaks. One place on the top of my list of things to visit was Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery, which happens to…

A Cultural Guide to Greenwich

It’s no secret if you’ve been reading my blog that I love a good day out. I always enjoy making the most of the day somewhere new, trying to see and enjoy as many historical and cultural sites as possible before its time to head home. I thought I would try and start a guide…

Portmeirion: A Hint of Italy

Back in May, I visited North Wales for a week. I’d never been to Wales before and absolutely loved exploring the beautiful countryside, castles and quaint towns, some of which I hope to share in future posts. However, the highlight of the trip would have to be a visit to Portmeirion, a tourist village in…

Ickworth House: An Old Favourite

I feel like most people have a National Trust Property, garden or historic site so nearby to them, they often take it for granted. Ickworth House, near Bury St. Edmunds is definitely mine. I visit Ickworth at least five times a year and after exploring the house multiple times, I now just visit with friends…

Graduation: A Little Life Update

After a bit of an absence from blogging whilst I completed third-year exams and my dissertation, I’m back on the blog and trying to post regularly! I’ve absolutely loved getting back into blogging and thought I’d do a quick life update to let you all know what I’m up to now I’ve finished uni. I’ve…