It’s that time of year again when nervous 17 and 18-year-olds across the country are handed that daunting envelope that basically holds the key to your future. I can’t believe that was a whole five years ago for me. In fact, I still surprise myself when I tell people that I’ve been graduated over a year now.
I knew that the University of Hull was the right choice for me as soon as I stepped foot on campus. The friendly vibe, the beautiful buildings and the cheap beer suited me down to a tee. If you’re considering going through Clearing to find a place that suits you, here’s why you should take a closer look at Hull.
If you know me, you’ll know that one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon is sipping a cup of tea with friends. I like to think I know a thing or two about a good ol’ fashioned cuppa and so I thought I’d put together a little guide to tea in Hull.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Poorboy Boutique in Hull, ever since I visited their little two-story shop on Newland Avenue. They then moved to a bigger premises in Princes Quay Shopping Centre; it was during this time that I featured them in my Guide to Vintage Shopping in Hull.
I cannot believe I’ve finished my second year of University! It is such a strange feeling as it seems just last week that I packed my bags and moved to Hull but then I feel I’ve known these people all my life! Here are some pictures from my End of Year Ball last month to mark the end of another chapter. I was hoping to get some better pictures of the amazing Under the Sea themed ball but after a bottle of wine this blog post was the last thing on my mind!
Also I’d like to mention that I managed to wear heels for most of the night (I really hate wearing them so it was an achievement!) but the only photo that you can see my shoes in I was wearing flats which is super annoying!
Assemble Fest will be taking over the Newland area for the second time this May bank and it looks like we’re all in for a great weekend! The festival is all about celebrating the local businesses of Newland Avenue through theatre. As I live and work in the local area (TheHull Pie2 – which of course is Newland’s finest takeaway), I am particularly excited for the show that is about Pies – The Cautionary Tale Of Horrid Ham Carver. The show takes place behind Pie in The Rosebery Gardens and promises to be a ‘a contemporary twist on [the] gruesome Dickens classic’. Also across the weekend we’ll get to see buskers, magicians, puppet shows and even get our faces painted! So why not pop along, grab a Pie and enjoy the show!
The Cautionary Tale of the Horrid Ham Carver takes place on Saturday 23 May 2015. 1:15pm*, 2:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm, 7:15pm(*part of Happy Hour – first come, first served, pay what you feel)
TICKETS: £3.00 on the day, available from the box office inside the Community Church.PLEASE NOTE: Age suitability 12+
Being slightly obsessed with second hand clothes you’d be suprised to learn that I have never attended a clothes swap, well until now at least. The WI Clothes Swap was just another exciting activity at the Hull Fashion Week Finale. As one of the main focuses at this years HFW was most defiantly reworked and vintage clothes, the clothes swap fitted perfectly into the day. I feel clothes swaps are such a brilliant idea; everyone has excess clothes and sometimes I feel quite bad about how many clothes I have but don’t want or wear. Of course you can obviously sell them on or give them to a charity, however if you’re wanting to do something a bit different then a clothes swap is just for you! I don’t understand why these things are not more popular, Charley from Ramblings of a Beauty Blogger managed to bag herself 2 items for just £2! I also just want to say about how fab it is that this was a Women’s Institute clothes swap! I’ve been interested in the WI for quite a while as I can see it being a really cool and empowering thing to be involved in, what do you think?
If you’d like to know more about Hull Fashion Week please visit their website and follow them on Twitter @HullFashionWeek I also posted about the Hull Fashion Week catwalks and the vintage market so please be sure to check out them too!
If you’ve been reading this blog for even a few minutes you’ll know that I love anything vintage! So I was very pleased to hear that, whilst the fantastic catwalk show was taking place in Hull’s City Hall during the Hull Fashion Week Finale, there was a quaint little vintage market going on as well. Many of Hull’s own boutiques and other alternative stores set up shop in the sunny Queen Victoria Square including one of my favourites, The Magpie’s Den as well as Asylum Industries, British Red Cross and Chinese Laundry. As the catwalks were showcasing pieces from many of these brands it was a brilliant opportunity to be able to walk outside and have a look around the shops themselves.
If you’d like to know more about Hull Fashion Week please visit their website and follow them on Twitter @HullFashionWeek If you’d like to read my post on the catwalks themselves then click here. Keep your eyes peeled for my post on the WI Clothes Swap!