We’re Moving!

The last few weeks have been very busy. Interviewing for positions, deciding on which offer to accept, grading papers, house hunting and packing! I am starting a new position on Monday at the University of Northampton as a criminology lecturer at their new Waterside campus. I am very excited about the opportunities I am going…

Brighton Pride Parade

The other week I had my first trip to Brighton and my first time attending a Pride Parade. Best of all I got to do it with my kitty lover, former neighbour, bestie Ginni! Gin and I were neighbours about seven years ago. One day she adopted a kitty and I was a kitty mum…

July Book Reads

I gave podcasts a bit of a break this month and guess what? It gives you a lot more time to read! Please send books 🙂 Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee All that Remains: A Life in Death, Sue Black A Cook’s Tour: Anthony Bourdain Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer, Michael Mansfield Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Home…

Norfolk Lavender & Crabs

We went on a short family get away for Glen’s mum’s birthday. We found this lovely AirBnB property which allowed dogs and was able to house five adults very comfortably. It was only a few minutes walk to the Hunstanton beach front and the dogs absolutely loved being able to run about – on what…

Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

I was looking for something different to do for Glen’s birthday and found out about a CSI experience! We are both obsessed with true crime podcasts so this fitted our interests very well. Glen and I attended Think Forensic in Huddersfield to participate in an adult CSI experience day. The three hours were broken up into…

My Paperchase Dream

A Paperchase Dream is a term that would probably not make sense to a lot of people, except for maybe law students. It is the term I use when wanting time away to write or study. In first year law school we studied Legal Theory with Professor William MacNeil, where he prescribed a number of…

May Book Reads

I have been trying to make more of an effort to read as I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the laptop and it started to do my head in. This month I read the following books: Mindhunter written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker I’ll Be Gone in The Dark by…

Travelling When Sick

Over the years there have been occasions where I have had to be more aware of my physical health when travelling internationally. These occasions have included going to Germany four days after getting all my wisdom teeth out and going to England as a visiting scholar at a university a few weeks after emergency abdominal…

Equipment When Working And Travelling

Over the years I have found a number of items/processes which help with travelling especially when you are working. Power board – so often there is only a couple of power points in a hotel room which means coordinating recharging. A power board takes all the hassle out of this and you only need one…

Harassment When Travelling

It is shit, that especially as women we need to take extra precautions because other people are dicks. I have predominately travelled by myself and as a consequence have always had to be more aware of my surroundings. I was physically assaulted on our trip to Amsterdam and it made me reflect on times when…