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
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
I’ve been sleeping a lot lately. I’ve been sleeping when I don’t even want to be asleep. In the last week, I’ve even turned my alarm off the odd time and almost forced myself to try for another hour or so. Why? Because I have no responsibilities and I can. I’ve started to notice that this combined with the warmer weather has stopped me from running as much as I’d like to. By the time I get up, it’s too warm to comfortably go for a jog (I like the conditions as cold as possible) and my breakfast afterwards turns … Continue reading Switching up workouts ft 20min HIIT
I’ve finally got a wee holiday booked to look forward to this year. Want to talk about last minute? It’s booked for a week on Sunday! My friend and I have been talking about it for a while, though. It’s a treat to ourselves for both being completely finished with uni and we wanted to wait until our dissertations were submitted to fully commit to looking for something. But seriously, you need the time when getting something booked. It was 3/4 hours of two laptops and countless tabs to find somewhere that we got a good feeling about. Somewhere that … Continue reading I’ve booked a holiday!
Ok, I will stop celebrating my birthday/end of uni eventually… Yesterday, my mum and I went for a massage, dinner and a night away at the Westerwood hotel. The face and back massage was really relaxing, but I think with … Continue reading Celebrations Continue!