Post-Travel Blues

It has been a week since I returned from my Southeast Asian research jaunt and still I feel the post-travel blues. It is a feeling…

Nothing a Cuppa Can’t Sort Out

I am back from my fieldwork and ready to embrace all that is wonderfully British. Following weeks of noodles, mosquitoes, dodgy tummies and unbearable heat…

Book Recommendations?

I treated myself to a new book the other day. After being holed-up in the house for days on end, reading reams of academic material…

5 days and counting

In 5 days time I will boarding a plane from Birmingham, England to Bangkok, Thailand. It will be the beginning of a new adventure. I…

Amadeus

Last night I watched Amadeus for the first time, a film that has been recommended to me on several occasions. It is a dramatisation about…

Mae Ploy Curry Pastes

Friends often ask how I make my delicious Thai curries. I often reply with a fun anecdote about the time I went on a cookery…

FitFinder or JerkFinder?

It popped up in conversation the other day. I was enjoying a coffee with some classmates and one of them mentioned UCLFitfinder a website that…

Troubles in Bangkok

Oh dear, it is not looking good for my arrival into SouthEast Asia. In T-minus 12 days I am embarking on the adventure which shall…

Recipe: Fajitas

This weekend I made another yummy, scrummy comfort-food dish – Fajitas! I recommend you pour yourself a Mexican Mule (tequila, lemonade and squeeze of lime)…

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

At the moment I am busying myself with the research design for my fieldwork and I have come across some interesting theories that I want…