The Story So Far “I wanted to make money from Instagram. I wanted it to be my business.” Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca Marshall is better known as @bexalicemarshall, or ‘Bekki’ to her 38.7k Instagram followers. You would be forgiven for thinking that … Continue reading Social media celebrities: Life behind the likes
It’s official: the UK’s GDP has been lower than most G7 countries for quite some time, and according to statistics posted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) after the last quarter, this won’t change anytime soon. The UK’s GDP … Continue reading The UK’s low GDP and the productivity puzzle explained
Written 28 October 2016: If you have visited Glasgow recently then you have probably seen the in fashion mode of transport – bikes. The rising popularity follows the harrowing NHS report that said air pollution kills 40,000 people in the UK yearly. It seems like Glasgow is pulling together to do their bit and starting to choose cycling over driving with the number of people cycling there tripling since 2007. With Glasgow City Council having spent over £13 million on cycling-related initiatives over the last five years, and with more routes approved to further connect Glasgow in coming years, this … Continue reading Cycling in the City
Why haven’t I been writing much? Why have I been so stagnant? Why have I felt so lost? WHY HAVE I LOST MOSTIVATION?! Without using too many airy-fairy cliches, I feel like finishing uni gave me an inch, and I … Continue reading Why I’ve Lost Motivation
The last couple of months have been surprisingly busy. I feel like I’ve had one thing after another and it’s been stopping me from developing any sort of post-uni routine. Most recently, was a short trip to Majorca – which … Continue reading Five days in Majorca!
You KNOW it’s summer when you have the first barbecue of the year. For me, that lovely day was today. The last few days have reached 29º in central Scotland and I couldn’t tell what was sizzling more; the burgers or my … Continue reading Summer is Here!
I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I’ve only been at this for 4/5 months, but there are about 130 posts on my blog. Surely that means I’m stretching myself too broadly with topics and formats (blah blah blah). Or … Continue reading I’m shaking things up on my blog!
I’ve just discovered the perfect summer/get-ready/get-EXCITED album. It’s a little bit of JT, and his FutureSex/LoveSounds album. Only 10 years and countless months late. But this morning I had an urge to listen to some Justin Timberlake and before I … Continue reading Throwback Album of the Week
I came home last night so that I could spend the day enjoying the sun in an actual garden – because hanging out the flats windows isn’t quite the same – and it worked out so well! After a cloudy start to the day, the blue FINALLY skies appeared and out it was with some friends to spend a good 4 and a half hours of tanning. When it was hitting about 18° I decided to pop on some suncream, but luckily there was no burning here (well, maybe a little bit on my shoulders…) Everything just looks better in … Continue reading Here comes the Sun!
It may have been a Monday morning, but I woke up and felt the urge to go for a run for the first time in almost two weeks. The sun was shining and I couldn’t help but think that that … Continue reading Why NOT to run in the sun