• Travel

    12 Hours in Bologna

    When planning to visit Italy most people will have in mind Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence or Sorrento. But Bologna shouldn’t be overlooked.  This is the first place I visited in Italy and I wasn’t disappointed. Home to the worlds oldest University, the historical city centre is an architectural marvel. The cities are arcaded meaning you can comfortably walk around regardless of whether it’s raining.  The two towers are one of the biggest points of interest in the city. Weather permitting, you can climb just under 500 steps to the top of the tower. Once there you will be treated with a beautiful panoramic view of the city and beyond.  As…

  • Sustainability

    5 Sustainable Period Products

    Sustainability is such a hot topic at the moment. Switching a plastic straw to metal/bamboo seems less of a daunting task that making sustainable changes regarding your period. However, it’s just about trying different things and finding out what works for you.  For me, mentrual cups has been the way to go. I first started using them about three years ago and it wasn’t really a change I made regarding sustainability. I just didn’t like using any of the other traditional products. Switching to sustainable products doesn’t have to be about compromise. Menstrual Cups  Pros You can pop one in at the beginning of the day and not have to…

  • Books

    The following books are my recommendations for feminist reading.  Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte Published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Bronte draws on her experience of working as a governess. The story follows the growth of Jane from a young orphan to a working women. Her lust for her master Mr Rochester is a large part of the story. But this is more than just a love story. Jane talks the reader, giving us an insight into her internal struggle. There’s issues of class, gender, status and women’s mental health. This is a great 19th century piece on what is expected of women and shows the first signs…

  • Travel

    12 hours in Verona

    Ever since I first read Romeo and Juliette at age 14, I have longed to visit Verona and last year I was lucky enough to visit. Now I know Shakespeare probably never even went to Italy and he only set his play their because Italian culture was the hot trend of Renaissance England BUT. It is such a romantic beautiful city and visiting with my boyfriend was perfect. So when you think of Verona obviously you think of Romeo and Juliet; going to visit Juliet’s balcony seems to be an obvious attraction. It’s a place I’d recommend visiting, go rub Juliet’s boob for luck and love, maybe get a lock…