Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Imaginary Shopping

Firstly, I'll apologise for the lack of blogging, but I have had an infection in my foot (yes, my foot) which caused much moaning which unfortunately has taken up most of my time (much to Stephen's annoyance, no doubt!)  

Recently I read an article in the Sunday Times Style magazine about splurge shopping, basically any purchase over £400 for a man, and £200 for a women is classed as a splurge.  Now anyone that knows me should know I love to to shop, but unfortunately these past three years as a student has made me thrifty, I now question £20 on a dress.  Although feeling overwhelming jealousy for the woman who could "splurge" on just one more Mulberry Bayswater (just one would be nice!) I continued to read.  she then suggested to those who cannot afford just another Bayswater (me!!) to fake shop, which basically involves logging on to Pret A Portobello (or whatever takes your fancy) and going through the whole online shopping process, apart from the actual paying for it!!

Alright you probably think I have lost the plot, but my god it works.  It almost has the same gratification as actually shopping abviously it's not the same but it saves me from not paying the rent!  So here is today's fake purchase:

I recommended this to anyone who has the blues of never having enough money for what you want!  Happy Fake Shopping my lovelies!!

Sarah's must listen to this week: Royksopp - Junior 

Friday, 8 May 2009

Coldplay VS Cat Stevens

I know this is quite an old story, but I found this whilst wasting some of my life surfing the tinernet and found it rather amusing!!

Oh and good news I finished the heritage essay in time, so that is one down two to go!!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Creation of a Blog

At the moment this blog is purely another tool of procrastination, but who knows it may blossom into something beautiful! 

At the minute I am facing impending doom of a 3000 word essay which is due tomorrow, my word count is currently at 700. I have a mild hang over after an unexpected trip to lloyds bar (classy, I know) with Emma and Gary.  So the last thing I really want to be thinking about is how heritage tourism is related to audience development.

With my graduation looming, I have been wondering about the worth of my degree.  On July 28th (if I pass) I will have a BA (hons) in Arts Management, it will leave me around £18,000 in debt and I probably won't be able to get a job with it (thanks for that Gordon.)  University is now seen as a must for most young people wanting to make something of themselves, in my opinion that's crap!

At the weekend I travelled back home for an old school friends wedding, it was a beautiful wedding and I'm so happy for them, but at the same time it made me slightly unaccomplished.  Stephen and I have been together 4 1/2 years, and regularly talk about marriage (I've already chosen the venue) and children, however realistically we aren't going to be able to afford it for years.  Thanks to student debt. 

 Basically university has left me with a bitter taste, I don't feel I have gained enough from my course to compensate for the stress and debt it has given me over the past three years.  Yes it has had it's good parts, I've met some nice people, learnt some amazing stuff, and had some really cool lecturers. I have also had some really awful lecturers, I mean truly awful, dull, and uninspiring.

So as I enter the finally month of essays and exams, I am glad it's over and given the choice again I'm sure I would go to university.  I don't regret going but I wouldn't recommend going either, unless your studying something like medicine or law.  No matter what people say university is only for those, who can let mummy and daddy pay for everything, any thoughts??