Wednesday, 28 August 2013

4 weeks till Hallam....!

First things first I need to say a HUGE congratulations to newly wed "sister and brother in law" - the bank holiday was dedicated to their wedding which was incredible and will be hard to beat by anyone!!!

In just over 4 weeks I will be returning to Sheffield Hallam for my final year! Yikes! How quickly has that gone...?!

The next few weeks are going to fly by, there is so much to do! Starting with making some pennies at a car boot (funding for Freshers week?!), waving off my little sister as she starts off her degree at LSBU (future nurse for your kids!), work experience for a few days (cannot wait - thanks to everyone on Northants Hour for helping me out!) and then packing my clothes and tonnes of shoes into bags before moving into my flat (feel sorry for the suitcases!) This Friday the flat is going to get a clean and I am going to (attempt) to make my room 'homely'...!

Right so a bit of Social Media bits and bobs now....
Recently I have started getting involved on Twitter with #Northantshour #MKhour and #weddinghour and I am LOVING IT! Seriously, if you haven't checked them out already then jump on board! Each of these are held for one hour each week - specific day, specific time. They provide the opportunity to tweet about your business/what help you might need/etc. It is brilliant - I managed to get some work experience from tweeting companies via #Northantshour! There is so much potential with these - check them out!

And...whilst you are there why not get social with me? Tweet me @helenchick91 :)

Enjoy the sunshine!

Ciao x

Monday, 19 August 2013

Uni Prep...

So in just over a month it will be time for me to head back up North to Sheffield to start my final year at Hallam! It has come around so quickly!! Now that I have started to pack up my belongings into bags and boxes I thought I would write a blog on what I think - from my experience - are some of the necessities for your first year in halls/a uni house! (Bear in mind these are only a few suggestions and there's all the obvious bits and bobs!)
  • Door stop - Keep your door open so everyone can say hello an you can meet your new flatmates!
  • Tissues - I cried when my parents left and I am not ashamed to admit it! (Even guys can get upset...)
  • Cash - to head straight out later that night
  • Screwdriver - sounds odd but you would be surprised how often I ended up using the multitool gadget I have!
I feel like a fresher again now! If anyone is going to Sheffield let me know! I wish all freshers the best of luck - work hard, but play hard too!

Any questions let me know! @helenchick91 or email

Ciao x

Monday, 12 August 2013

And I am back...

So the holiday is over and now I am back in the UK (please let the sun continue!) The past two weeks have been lovely, so relaxing! I love having the chance to completely unwind whilst on holiday! If you ever go on holiday to the Dordogne I would highly recommend going to:
  • Sarlat
  • Domme
  • Canoeing
  • Rocomadore
Anyway, back to the real world now...! So on Thursday it is the ALevel results day, which means my sister will be amungst those getting their results and finding out what path they are going to take. I cannot believe that it has been 3 years since I was in their shoes! All I can say is GOOD LUCK to everyone, and it will all work out in the end :)

This week looks like a busy one with washing, unpacking and catching up with different people!

Keep reading!

Ciao x

Monday, 5 August 2013

Marketing reading...

Before I head back to uni in September I am after a few books to read about marketing theories, these could include strategy, planning etc. but I need some advice on what to buy/get out the library (yes I still use a library!!)

If you have any suggestions I would be so grateful! Please either comment below or tweet me @helenchick91 with your recommendations!!

Your help means a lot to me!

Have a great week everyone!!

Ciao x