BUNAC Summer in the States

One day, a very long time ago (well, ok about ten years ago), I saw an advert about summer camps in the UK and sent off for a brochure. It was delivered to my uni halls and, as a trainee teacher, I was ridiculously excited by the prospect of spending my summer working with kids in America. I told my mum all about it but she convinced me to save up for a year first. Then I met Rich, moved in with him and suddenly it wasn't very practical to spend weeks abroad. I'm still bitter about it tbh... Anyway, the point is, when BUNAC invited me to head down to Dirty Bones in London and find out about their American summer opportunities, that excitable 18 year old popped up again. I couldn't resist learning more. Dirty Bones Kensington

Distance Learning Pros and Cons

If I'm completely honest, I was pretty disappointed when I found out my master's was only offered as a distance learning course. I was all excited about getting back on campus and living uni life but unfortunately I just had to go along with it. To my surprise, I love it! Sure there are downsides but the flexibility is hard to beat. If you're wondering whether distance learning will work for you, take a look at my list of pros and cons.

Benefits and drawbacks of distance learning

Book Wishlist // True Crime

I've spoken before about how much true crime fascinates me. For some reason, crime fiction has never interested me, and horror gives me nightmares for weeks, but if it's a true story, I'm all over it. A lot of my Amazon wish list is dedicated to this subject but I've chosen a select few to share with you.

True Crime Books

2017 Travel Plans

Last year, I decided I needed to see more of the world. Travel became my priority and I wrote a post listing all the places I wanted to visit. I've reviewed my goals at the bottom of this post so scroll down if you want to see how I got on. Now that it's a new year, I'm thinking about where to visit in 2017, both around the UK and beyond.

Salzburg Leopoldskron Sound of Music Gate

OOTD // Starry Starry Dress

Hi, I'm Becky and my eyeballs are fixed to the left side of my sockets. You know that star-print maxi dress that I absolutely love? Simply Be also sell a tea dress version! You better believe I snapped it up the second I saw it. Even though it's an impossibly thin, floaty material with a low neckline and fluttery sleeves, I still thought it would be perfect for my trip to Austria. I figured I could whip off my jumper, take some photos then snuggle up warm again. I was wrong. It was cold. Still, it looked pretty cute layered under my jumper so no loss! Plus size winter outfit

Hat: Christmas market (similar here)
Jumper: Primark (similar here)
Dress: Simply Be
Jacket: Golddigga (similar here)
Leggings: Simply Be
Boots: Skechers (similar here)

Review // Lush Key Lime Pie Lip Balm

Following in my tradition of buying Lush lip balms whenever I visit a different country, I picked up Key Lime Pie in Hamburg. I was at the cash point and caught a very slight scent of Lush. After a little exploring, I discovered it just behind me, obscured by Christmas market chalets. I swear I'm like a bloodhound but for Lush. A Lushound. Anyway, since I already have Honey Trap (which is currently missing somewhere in my living room) and Buttered Brazils, I don't have a huge selection left. I decided on Key Lime Pie as I liked the zesty fragrance and, after trying it out, I definitely think I made the right decision. 

Lush Key Lime Pie Lip Balm Review

New Year Giveaway

It's January and I make that time for my New Year giveaway! Like every year, I've got some lovely Lush bits to give away but this year I've mixed it up a bit. As well as my usual Twitter giveaway, I'm also hosting an Instagram giveaway. Here's how it works.

Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner Rose Jam Shower Gel