University life: Groceries on a budget

So  Lottie and I have both just finished our first year at university even though it feels like we were only moving into our accommodation a few weeks ago! I feel like I have learned a lot in this first year away from home, most importantly how to become more independent. A huge part of…

Birmingham, Akbar’s

On Saturday evening I was lucky enough to be taken out by my boyfriend and his parents to the renowned Akbar’s on Hagley Road in Birmingham. I had heard a lot about  this restaurant already and my dad has been promising to take me all year! According to the menu and website they were awarded…

Birmingham: Cherry Red’s

9th June marked the halfway point through my university exams, yay! This called for celebration and lunch out at Cherry Red’s, somewhere I had been wanting to try for weeks because it’s independent charm appealed to me whenever I walked past it. The cafe/bar/restaurant is in a good location near the back of New Street…

Birmingham: Running along the canal paths

I’ve set myself the challenge of running a 10k by the end of my first year at uni (seemingly impossible at the moment!). I have never been able to run this far before, but I want to take part in the Birmingham 10k next year. My accommodation is on a big hill so if I want to…

Birmingham: Slug and Lettuce

Another week, another restaurant is how my life is currently- not that I am complaining! My boyfriend and I took a walk along the canal from Edgbaston to Brindleyplace. We were both surprised how pleasant it was- it took about half an hour, and was an escape from the city as it is incredibly peaceful…

Birmingham: Yorks Bakery Cafe

Sometimes work needs to be done away from the library, study room or flat. I think doing work in a different environment when you are having a lull in inspiration can really help. Plugging in headphones, listening to some chilled music (currently the playlist ‘Easy’ on Spotify for me) and eating some yummy food can…

Birmingham: The Original Patty Men

Some friends and I decided to have an explore around Digbeth a couple of weekends ago and in the process ended up getting very hungry!  I had seen the Original Patty Men online that week and so we decided we would check it out. The restaurant itself is tucked under a railway bridge just around…