To belong or not; anxiety

I just finished writing an essay on Harry Potter for my children’s literature module. In my essay, I talk about the quest motif, and in specific about Harry’s quest for identity. When Harry discovers that he is a wizard and belongs in the wizarding world his identity changes. Suddenly he feels like he belongs somewhere as he is amongst ‘his’ There’s more for you to read!

Is it racist to dress up as a dementor?

It may not be as celebrated everywhere, but Halloween surely is in Aberystwyth. Shops decorate for the occasion and there’s no need to ring the alarm bells when you see creepy figures roam around town. Many clubs have Halloween themed socials but costumes don’t necessary have to be scary. I always panic when I need to think of what to There’s more for you to read!

Drinking alcohol or not

To drink alcohol or not to drink alcohol, is a question that runs through my mind way too often. I don’t know if I want to drink. Personally, I don’t feel like it. Socially I do. In a way, coming to a university in the UK was a mistake. The drinking culture is crazy. People drink to get drunk. The end. A There’s more for you to read!

The Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter)

When I was looking around for things to do in Scotland, the Jacobite train showed up more than once with Harry Potter in its title. I couldn’t really ignore it, being the Harry Potter fan I am so eventually I clicked on it and found out the train took the route over the viaduct that is featured in the movies. There’s more for you to read!

On the lookout for Nessi!

Inverness, the place close to Loch Ness, home of Nessi. The monster my dad told me to look out for. ‘Think twice before you dive into Loch Ness!’ But it is the monster we all secretly want to see. That night we prepared ourselves in Cavell House to face the monster. Batteries of camera’s were charged, we filled our stomachs with chinese, followed by There’s more for you to read!

Edinburgh

Our first stop in Edinburgh wasn’t very touristic although set in an old church. We stayed in Belford hostel but had trouble sleeping as one of our roommates snored louder than a bear! I don’t think Vanessa’s earplugs were effective enough but then again, Iben didn’t hear a thing. Day 1 Apart from the sleeping conditions it was great to be in There’s more for you to read!

We had to run to make it to Glasgow

‘It’s not there. It’s not there! I should go back,’ I said as I started running. I had 15 minutes before the train to ‘Glasgow’ would leave and I wouldn’t be able to get on it without the card I thought I’d forgotten at home. Completely flustered I had checked all the pockets I had but couldn’t find it. About There’s more for you to read!

Where I’m now, was and where I’m going

On Facebook, I am friends with all the friends and people I know from The Netherlands. Every day I scroll through my newsfeed and every day I get a little glimpse into all of these people’s lives. I’m happy that I get to know a little of how their lives are going. And I’m sad that my life is now There’s more for you to read!

Summer Ball 2016

Every year there’s a summer ball at the end of the academic year. The ball was kind of ridiculously expensive but I figured I would want to go at least once during my university time and if I were to go now I would know whether it’s worth it for the coming years. Back in September I stayed in while my entire There’s more for you to read!