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And I’m out of loo roll… Again.

Posted on 18 September 2016 by Elli

If you’ve been following my adventures in uni for a while (hi Mum) then you may have seen my first ever blog post over 3 years ago, about forgetting to buy The Essentials: kitchen supplies, bathroom cleaner… Toilet roll. Since beginning uni and moving into my own (rented) house, I like to think that I’ve
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Surprise Fish

Posted on 22 January 2016 by Elli

A massive part of the uni experience is living with your friends. It comes with absolute hilarity and things like ‘Uni Challenge’ nights (Monday evenings, after Guides), but also comes with things like bin duty, maintenance requests and this annoying thing called rent. And house hunting. Oh house hunting, how I loathe you. Once you’ve
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Deadlines go whoosh

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Elli

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by” – Douglas Adams Deadlines are a necessary evil. They help us organise our lives, allow us to gain marks for qualifications and provide structure to our everyday. However they also provide stress and an inevitable feeling of looming inadequacy. In me
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A Week of All Things Welsh

Posted on 4 November 2015 by Elli

As a third year, I am insanely busy right now. I’m doing a Masters so it’s not final year, but studying has suddenly got so much more… Intense. Obviously, this is also the year that I have finally started to explore properly, allowing myself to get involved with many different things. Mostly Welsh things. Oh
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Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went To Uni

Posted on 18 September 2015 by Elli

As I was moving into my new room in a house shared with three of my favourite people this week, I thought with fondness of the slightly-terrified-but-still-excited 18-year-old Past Elli who moved into a room she’d never seen in a city she barely knew two years ago. How could I know what would happen? To
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It’s only science if you write it down..

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Elli

Hello all! I hope everyone is having a great summer, enjoying the warm (ish) weather and spending as much time as possible doing things other than studying and/or working. Since breaking up for the summer in June, I have discovered several things. Firstly, I really, really enjoy cooking. Really enjoy it. Secondly, I am an
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Urdd Eisteddfod

Posted on 6 June 2015 by Elli

“Croeso a Urdd Eisteddfod!” are the words that greeted me when I walked onto the site at Llancaiach Fawr last Saturday with my godparents and their youngest son. We were taking a trip to the Urdd Eisteddfod (Urdd is pronounced roughly like ‘irth’ and Eisteddfod ‘i-steth-vod’, for any non-Welsh speakers like myself). An Eisteddfod is
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The Dark Side of the Moon

Posted on 22 March 2015 by Elli

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or perhaps somewhere other than northern Europe), you probably know that there was solar eclipse on Friday (20th March). It was the first total eclipse visible in Europe since 11th August 1999, so it was a pretty big thing. I was 4 in ’99, and apparently not very
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Exciting things that I discovered in Second Year

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Elli

As a not very adventurous and shy first year, I did not really investigate Cardiff very much, and mostly socialised with SSAGS- my fellow Scouts and Guides. However, now I am a slightly more adventurous second year, I have started discovering some of the more exciting hidey holes and student deals around. One of my
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Burnt Rice Smells Like Popcorn

Posted on 11 January 2015 by Elli

I now have vast experience with all the levels of cooked-ness that rice has. It varies from crunchy and tasteless to burnt and popcorn-smelling. Today was a popcorn rice kind of day. I have been filling in endless forms about internships recently, alongside revising for my exams, which has turned my brain into the delightful
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