Work without the Hassle

Get a job, start the job and work the job. If only it were this simple. I learnt this the hard way when organising my work placement last year at Ascot racecourse. I had the job, only the nightmare started here. Where would I live? This area is easily accessible to London and so I…

The Next Venture

After two lovely weeks at home, in Ireland, spending time with family, catching up with friends and getting lots of trips in, it’s back to the UK for me. I am delighted to be back, even after a ten hour car and ferry journey. It was my first time traveling from Dublin Port and my…

Dublin Horse Show

As a Pony Club graduate, fellow alumni must be supported in all major equestrian events. This brought me to the Dublin Horse Show yesterday. Of course this was not the only attraction towards attending! Similar to my venture to the Galway races, driving was the chosen transport mode. Against mom’s persistent insistence that the trusty…

Galway Girls

My mom, my sister and I traveled to Galway on Friday of the horse racing festival. Each year I make sure I go racing during the course of this festival. Galway is an hour and a half from where I live, various travel arrangement have been organised with friends over recent years to facilitate this…

Living the Ciren Lifestyle

For the past three years I have been attending university in Cirencester (Ciren). The lifestyle that accompanies a student’s studies here is not the typical student experience. Firstly, Ciren is a town. Comprising of just one nightclub- don’t let that put you off just yet. A good variety of pubs make up for this! The…

Cornwall

The quest to find a lovely beach in the UK continued. This time ample research was carried out, unlike my previous trip! Anytime I asked for peoples’ insights on this topic Cornwall was always mentioned. The only problem was the distance. As I mentioned before, you have to travel far from Cirencester to get to…

The Search for British Beaches

Cirencester is not the ideal location for a seaside enthusiast like myself. I have learnt that you must travel in order to find a good beach. I underestimated this travel requirement when arriving in England. I remember one free weekend that I had in Cirencester. I managed to convince one of my friends to drive…

Quintessentially British

My exploration of the UK was limited when I was in first year as I had no car. My first ventures outside of Cirencester revolved around visits to the family homes of my friends of the RAU. My friends have given me a unique insight into country British living. My life growing up in Ireland…

Travel

I used to think that an experience didn’t qualify as traveling unless it comprised of a very long flight journey, lasting at least a few weeks. The meaning of this word has changed significantly for me recently. Particularly when I ‘traveled’ to Kentucky as part of a study trip for my course. Whilst visiting various…

The Unspoken Rules of Home

The dynamics of living at home are difficult to accustom to after living away. Being in halls in first year, I had full control over how and when everything was done. Although I welcomed the extra space, having more than just my bedroom at home! The following were the unspoken requirements to succeed at home:…

Home Sweet Home?

There was always only one home for me. The Glebe of course! I started associating my, quite dreary, halls with the word home throughout first year. I only realised when I mentioned on the phone to my younger sister that I would be ‘home in ten minutes’. It didn’t come so naturally to her! I…

Be There or be Square

‘Don’t be thinking about home. Make sure you fully settle into Cirencester’. I didn’t really know what this meant when my mom said this to me. I do now. I thought, well if i’m hundreds of miles away from home then I hardly had a choice, but I also thought that I would think of…