Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Stop Body Shaming

Recently in the Media, this advert:
Protein World 
Has come under scrutiny by the public. It seems that, women from all over the world are angry that Protein World - a protein shake company, have asked 'Are you Beach Body Ready?', therefore putting pressure on the women who read it. In a backlash attempt, the public have been defacing these signs -
'Your Body is Beautiful'
But as a female in my early 20's, probably the main target audience for these shakes, I am not offended. For me, and my peers, talking about our 'bodies' and 'diets' is something we discuss regularly, to get into shape for summer. Women who read these signs can decide whether they want to take action, or they can either think 'actually, I'm quite happy with my body, thanks but no thanks'. Today, the controversy surrounding women's body image seems higher than ever.
Neither of these are something to 'aspire' to be. However, if these two women, are both happy within their bodies, who are we to judge to say they can't flaunt it in a bikini? I'm far from perfect, and its great seeing people stand up for themselves, but it just seems everything regarding this advert has been taken out of proportion. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Goodbye Newcastle

So this is it. I'm leaving Newcastle in 6 days forever.
Today was my last shift at the salon where I work, and also my last lecture at uni! I've been feeling so emotional all day, reminiscing all the amazing memories I've had at uni, and wishing I could re-live it all over again. I've been so lucky to make the friends I have, work with the amazing people I have, and have such lovely and understanding tutors,

I'm really worried about the future, I mean, I'm only 20, and I've finished uni. I'm still a spring chicken! There are so many options for me, and I have no idea what to do. Learning to drive is a MUST however, judging by my 15 lessons I've already have, it's going to take a long long time. 

I know no-one reads this, as this is just a personal blog for me to look back on, but I am so grateful and thankful for everyone involved in my life at uni. I have changed so much from the 18 year old Eve who arrived at halls in September 2012, and grown up so much- I've only realised this, the past few months. I'd just turned 18 when I came to uni, I had never been away from home for more than a week and for the first year of uni, partied partied partied and lived off noodles.

Tonight I'm going to stuff my face with comfort food and finish the final essays I have left. 
I'll follow up this post with some highlights of university life.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Where does the time go?

I am ashamed to say I have completely neglected this blog. I'M SORRY. But now the most stressful year of my life so far is nearly coming to an end, I can give this blog some more attention. I have a slight excuse though...

Me being me, two weeks before my dissertation was due, fell down the stairs in some 5 inch stilettos (these are now in the bin), and broke my wrist in two places. Great one Eve.
Luckily for me, there was a taxi waiting outside already for me, (and NO I wasn't drunk!), and even luckier I live 30 seconds away from the hospital! I fainted at the sight of my misshapen wrist at reception (hah), and got put in a wheelchair by a beautiful paramedic. (see below)


5 weeks later and a month full of crying and stress with my dissertation. I handed it in last week and I feel wonderful (also very nervous).
So now I'm battling to get two more assignments done, and then I AM FREE. I'm feeling very nervous about life after uni, and I have no idea what to do. Do I do a masters? Travel? Apply for jobs? I'm scared I'll become part of the 'lost generation' and find myself with £27,000 of debt and no stable job. Wish me luck.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Jetting off and Jobs

I didn't stay in Newcastle as planned. Got bored and came home.
Since my last post, I've been on holiday and started an internship!
I went to (don't judge me now it was cheap) Malia for a 18-30's holiday. And after a week of drinking, have came to the conclusion, to put it politely. Malia is a shit'ole.

I now have skiing in December to look forward to with Northumbria University in Les Arcs.
Back to the internship. Before I set off on my jollies, I did a weeks work experience at Chester Standard, doing press releases and going to court (which I found very interesting). However some of the time I found myself a burden, and being bored.

During my holiday, I received an email I would be starting an internship at Marketing PRojects in Chester. So far I've done a weeks worth and found the whole experience really enjoyable (and not like a burden!).
I haven't done any work with PR at uni, but I know I want to go into that field so this has been really positive for me.

Now that I'm working 5 days a week and at the weekend working at Wetherspoons and my local pub I've been struggling to have a social life. So I've stopped Wetherspoons for now (woooooooo rejoice rejoice).

 I go back up to uni on the 21st August and my birthday is on 22nd. Friends from home, girls I met in Thailand and Malia are all coming so i'm really excited to be surrounded by so many people on my birthday. I'm also dreading at the same time turning 20...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

No longer in Geordie land!

SO. That ball I wrote about in my previous post..
I spent all day getting ready, doing my makeup, doing my hair, only to put on the dress and have it rip 5 minutes before I was out the door. I had to settle for a black maxi dress I hadn't worn in about 3 years. Nevertheless I had a great night...

My bad luck hasn't ended there recently either, I also that week slipped behind the bar whilst working with two cocktail jugs in my hand... and 2 days before that broke my toe on a night out (how I did so I am not sure..)

My plans for summer were to stay in Newcastle, work full time at Wetherspoons (ew) and basically just earn money. After 2 weeks of being on my own, I decided that this was the worst idea ever after being extremely bored and lonely, so now i'm back home in Chester! Still working at a different Wetherspoons, and also a pub job, but at least I'm not lonely! I may be going on holiday too in three weeks so I've started/attempted to diet and plan a lil' summer wardrobe.

Ciao for now x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Latest Goings On...

So basically. I haven't been updating this as much as I'd like to, due to having two jobs, and only getting a mere one day off a week.. if that.
So two nights ago. I went to bed around 4am. Luke, my flatmate was on a night out, and left the back door unlocked so he wouldn't wake me up when I came in. He came in around 6am, and in the morning discovered his laptop and charger had gone, as well as our back door key.
Yes. We'd been burgled, whilst I was alone asleep in the house. The thought of it is very creepy, and we had the police round yesterday morning and forensics.
This morning the locks have been changed. However I'm still very scared and nervous being alone in this house - (which is most of the time). Let this be a warning to people, always lock your back door no matter what!
With that palaver over. I have a ball coming up on Saturday and this is my dress:
Anyone have any ideas what colour shoes and bag to go with this? 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

End of Year Two

I've finished! FINI DONE OVER. I feel such a weight of my shoulders right now. I'm spending my summer however working full time, hopefully to save up for Berlin in September and Canada for New Year!
I'm feeling a little sad now, that going into 3rd year is going to be hard work. Like really hard.

So after being a student in Newcastle for 2 years now, I'm going to give a few tips on student life.

1. When deciding whether something is out of date, if it smells fine, eat it. Unless it's green then don't..
2. Always buy a metro ticket. Don't even risk it. I've learnt after 3 fines, even if the metro is there and you don't have time to buy one, BUY ONE. 
3. Don't take your card out on a night out, you will overspend and be the nice 'hey guys this ones on me!' and regret it fully in the morning. 
4. If you're gonna eat some of your housemates food, do try and replace it. They will like you a lot more. 
5. Try and budget.. ish... I sound like your mother. But blowing your whole loan in a month may be a fabulous idea at the time but not for the following months after...
6. Berocca is the cure for hangovers. I swear by it. That or the superdrug own version which is much cheaper.
7. Fancy dress is a must. You will need it, especially for Halloween!
8. Don't shop when hungover, I'm not sure if this applies to everyone, but I seem to purchase very unnecessary things.
9. Hot water bottle and blanket for those winter months is essential.
10. Take your bins out. You don't want any extra friends like we had :(

And finally some Geordie slang
Mortal = Drunk
I Cannit = I can't
Divvnt = Don't
Bairn = Baby
Radgy = A chav
Us/Is = me
Howay man = Is like a positive/negative phrase. Im not too sure on it yet either
Pet = What I am called by old geordie men when working
Doylem = idiot

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