On the 14th October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year, this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by current organiser Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year … Continue reading REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival
Health in Mind is a charity focussing on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing throughout Edinburgh’s residents. Founded in 1982, the charity started by taking over flats for ex-patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital; since then, they have grown to run a variety of projects in and around Edinburgh. Health in Mind run a large … Continue reading Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity
When I bought my bullet journal, it was on a whim – the semester was about to start, I needed a planner, and I’d been following lots of bullet journal accounts on instagram (which are very satisfying, by the way). Expecting to give it up in a few weeks, I was surprised by how much … Continue reading An introduction to bullet journaling
I want to begin by saying that getting even this amount of my toiletries plastic-free has taken me a while; it's taken a lot of research and time to find ethical products that give me the same product satisfaction as disposable, plastic-wrapped products. However, now I've found a routine that works for me, I'm keen … Continue reading My zero-waste toiletries
Phone cases are essential to modern-day life; as I most definitely know, a phone's screen and outer body is extremely fragile! And, like most things today, they are usually made out of plastic. Does being zero-waste therefore mean foregoing a phone case altogether, and risking an expensive replacement bill? Enter Pela Case: the up-and-coming Canada-based … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE BRAND: Pela Case
Archeologists and anthropologists define past human eras by the material they use most; a useful way of categorising - for humans, the way we use and make tools separate us from other animals and greatly shape our lives. The bronze age, the iron age, the stone age: each era getting slowly more sophisticated and safer. … Continue reading Zero Waste: is it impossible?
One of the many disadvantages of entering Honour's years at University is that - due to me having a deadline every week and a half - I have very little time to travel. Which is a bit of an issue when you are trying to run a travel blog! In an attempt to keep writing … Continue reading A change of direction