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The weekly report

The weekly report

Watching I finished House of Cards and watched more episodes of Modern Family than I’d care to admit. I wasn’t expecting to love it but I’ve been repeatedly laughing out loud to an empty flat, which is always a good sign. I also had a little reunion with The Office at about 3am on Saturday morning. We were doing a 24 …

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The weekly report

The weekly report

Watching When I started watching House of Cards a couple of weeks ago I didn’t realise that the second season would start the day after I finished it. Consider me pretty smug. Listening to Lots of alt-J and James Blake. Both of their first albums remind me of driving; alt-J’s was exactly the same length as my drive …

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The weekly report

The weekly report

Watching House of Cards (it’s great) and whilst I was home at the weekend we watched a lot of Gavin and Stacey. I’d forgotten how much it makes me laugh. Apart from that, the rugby and a whole lot of TED talks. Listening to Debussy, Metric and all of the Gabby Young. She’s such an incredible, moving talent.  Reading Still The Secret History, and …

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The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

Another week… Watching Hardly anything – it’s always nice to have a week where you’re too busy for TV. I did sneak a couple of episodes of The Thick of It last week because I can never help myself. Listening to This playlist that reminds me so much of being 20, the Girls soundtrack, and a bit of actual Girls. …

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The weekly report

The weekly report

Another week, another little round-up! Watching Season 5 of Community. Donald Glover leaving breaks my heart, especially when this season is really back on form. Also Season 5 of Archer started without me realising, so I’m catching up! Listening to Eminem because of this gem, Nat King Cole and Mary Poppins. Reading I finished Tipping the Velvet …

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2014

2014

The end of 2013 was a bit of blur – I moved back to Liverpool, started an amazing new job and before I knew it Christmas was upon us. After the whirlwind of wrapping, too many mince pies and all the rounds of bellinis, there was time to reflect on 2013 and the new year …

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Review: Davina Fitness app

Review: Davina Fitness app

I bought my first Davina DVD (the 30 Minute Workouts) seven years ago, and have been a big fan of her fitness products ever since. I now have the Super Body Workout and High Energy Five boxset as well, and all of them are fab. The Davina Fitness app launched at the end of last year to …

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Picking a dissertation topic

Picking a dissertation topic

Since I started working towards my dissertation I have spoken to lots of people who have asked about how I chose my topic, and, more often, how they should choose theirs. Everyone in academia will have to contend with a dissertation or similar long project at some point. With this in mind, I’ve written down …

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Review your contraceptive: Yasmin

Review your contraceptive: Yasmin

After seeing Anna’s ace post reviewing her contraceptive, I decided to review mine! Hopefully this will be helpful to those of you thinking about changing or starting contraception. Are you using something else? Review it! What is Yasmin? Yasmin is a drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive pill. These are two hormones which prevent an egg from properly …

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