Canada: Why I chose Western University

Why I chose Western… Following on from my last post about choosing where to study, I thought I’d do a short post about why I chose Western University in Ontario, Canada. I am writing this before I leave to begin my study abroad experience so these are just my impressions from the information provided by…

Study Abroad: where to start

Where to start… The first stage of the year abroad process is choosing where to study from the options available for your UK university. Luckily for me, University of Birmingham has links with many universities across every continent so there were options catered to many different needs and desires. Arguably, this actually made the decision…

Blog update: we’re moving!

Hi everyone! As you have probably noticed, we have not posted anything on the blog for quite some time. The main reason is that we have created a new HelloBirmingham Instagram account which is where we regularly post content instead (follow the link here to take a look!); plus we have been much busier this…

Birmingham: Bournville Waffle Company

After now visiting the Bournville Waffle Co’s van 4 or 5 times, I feel pretty well equipt to write this review! Maisie and I have kinda fallen in love with this street vendor who (as you guessed it) serves waffles. Digbeth dining club is a great place to find them, and they were also at…

Birmingham: The Birmingham Hippodrome

Hi guys I’ve been looking over my recent posts and noticed they have ALL been about food! I realised that even though the places I’ve been writing about are all unique, I want my posts to be varied and not just all be on the same topic so today I’ve decided to write about the…

Food: The Burger Joint, Bristol

Hi guys, as you know I went to the International Bristol Balloon Fiesta a couple of weeks ago (can’t believe how quickly the time has gone!) and went for a meal at The Burger Joint in Clifton. A friend recommended the restaurant to us but I didn’t expect to love it as much as I…

Birmingham: Home is where

I spend ages looking at other reviews, through compilations of ‘the best X in Birmingham’ and lists of recommendations for place to eat and drink in Birmingham – it’s my number 1 way to procrastinate (call me sad, I know). But it means I always have a bumper list of place I want to try…

Travel/Food: Nepalese Cuisine

Dal Bhat. Pakoras. Puri. Roti. Momos. While I was in Nepal (see previous post for details of the project) we ate the staples and tried the local snacks, and I thought as a food blogger it was only right to speak a little about it. The Nepalese cuisine has influences from both India and China,…

Travel: ICS with Raleigh Nepal

Where has she been? This last 2 months I have had radio silence to the internet and so, the outside world – aka the reason for my lack of blog posts (sorry, but I am back!). I have been volunteering with Raleigh on the International Citizen Service programme in rural Nepal. Here’s a little about…

Travel: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Hey guys, wow what a busy few weeks it has been! I’ve been lucky enough to be in Mallorca, Wales, Bristol and at home over the past fortnight and I’ve got so many stories to tell! One of my favourite moments was going to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (held every year at Ashton Court)…

Food: Hubble Bubble, Gloucester

Hi guys, I seem to sitting inside writing blog posts on the sunniest days at the moment! I need to be outside making the most of the weather while it’s still nice, don’t I?! Anyway, the other day my friend and I took a day trip to Gloucester. It’s a really nice town right next…