Schools Out... Lets Scream and Shout | Victoria Lucy

Schools out and when I say school I actually mean University but school just sounded better. Here in the UK, it's spring week for our schools, however, if your lucky enough to do a course like myself, university is finished for the year. And what a year it has been. What I mean by that is, it has been really bloody tough, there been no smooth running assignments for this girl. Stress would be an understatement.

However, when it comes to it.... does any university student have a smooth running experience.  To be honest, they probably do. In a recent interview one student told me 'I thought university would be so much harder'. Not gunna lie, the comment made me die a little inside. I've been trudging through that muddy pit they call university for two years. I for one, definitely do not see any dry land appearing anytime soon. Although, on another note, I did say... SUMMER BREAK is here. Time to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun. Haha, only kidding I have summer job to s…

12 Books in 12 Months | Victoria Lucy

This year I set a few new years resolutions. I set them to try better myself as a person. One that I set was to read more. I love reading, I always have but sometimes life just seems to get in the way and I never prioritise it. In order to reprioritise this part of my life, I tried to make an attainable goal. That being said I thought 12 books in 12 months sounded reasonable. I enjoy reading anyway so it's not a chore and I read constantly for university so I can get through a chunky book pretty fast.

Nevertheless, we are now 4 months in and I have read 3 books. I'm not quite on track, however, I have read 3 more books than this time last year and that is an achievement in itself. I'm hoping closer to summer when I'm on break for university I will be able to catch up to my end goal.  The books pictured above are are the ones next on the list and I'm super excited to have a real book in my hand. Up until now, I've been reading books on my Kindle App and just does…

Low Syn Lunch Ideas | Victoria Lucy

Lunch is my least favourite meal of the day. I never ever know what to eat. Something, filling but not too heavy, something tasty without being unhealthy, it's one of my daily struggles. So below for both my benefit and yours, I have put together one of my easiest and lowest syn concoctions. 

P.S. This does NOT include any HEA or HEB choices

Turkey Mayo,  Jacket Potato With Salad
Pros: Tasty and does have some veg in   Cons: Not a lot of speed

You will need: 
Jacket Potatoes (FREE) Turkey Meat  (FREE) Lighter than Light Mayonaise (.5 Per Level Tbs) (Alternative Quark = FREE)  Sweet Corn (Free)  Mixed Leaf Salad (FREE and SPEED)
Optional  Salt  (FREE) Pepper (FREE) Garlic Salt (FREE)
Cook, your Jacket in the oven for around 200C for 1hr – 1hr 20mins. Meanwhile, cut your turkey into small bite-size pieces and place in a bowl.  Add half a tin of sweetcorn or however much you desire and 1 Level tablespoon of lighter than light mayonnaise. Further, add, salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste. …

Trying and Failing and Failing and Failing | Victoria Lucy

Dear All,

As previously mentioned I'm a sufferer of anxiety. Failing and being told that I've done things wrong not only gives me that sinking feeling but I'm forever anxious to try them again. I wanted this blog to always be positive and happy, however in reality that's not life. Therefore today's blog post reflects exactly how I'm feeling. And that is down.

Iwoke this morning with an uncertain feeling in my stomach. I couldn't place why I felt like that, I just did. I had my obligations to look after my nephews; taking them to and from school and playing my role as an Auntie. However, I still had this overwhelming anxious knot I couldn't shift. Just as I found the motivation to dress and get ready for the day, I received and email saying my assignment results were ready to collect. I was hopeful. I was optimistic. I was...disappointed. 

That knot that was in the pit of my stomach had unravelled to the tips of my fingers and the depths of my toes. The g…

DIY: Hexagon Shelves | Victoria Lucy

Recently I moved house, and I was finding it really difficult to find a statement piece to go on my main wall above my bed. I tried so many options including; tapestry's, photo art, string art, mirrors and pictures and I didn't like any.  Taking my woes to Youtube I found an abundance of Pinterest D.I.Y's.  Some remained so far out my league although one did pique my interest. Hexagon Lollipop Shelves.

I'm not going to pretend I have come up with a ground-breaking idea. Nevertheless below you can find links to everything you will need and a video on a how to: Pinterest perfect hexagon shelving. Click each material to be lead to its appropriate link.

What You Will Need:   Lollipop Sticks Glue Gun & Glue

Spray Paint or Wood Stain 

To Decorate Like Mine: Fashion Prints

However what's best about these shelves as you don't have to decorate them like anyone. They can be completely unique to you.  You may even add fairy lights to light them up. 

Find th…

Depression Survivor | Victoria Lucy

Dear All, 


I know I can call myself a depression survivor. You may call that label dramatic or unwarranted, however I do not. I can see the light now and its bright, that tunnel doesn't feel as long anymore. As this blog documents, I have had  a struggle with depression from around 13 years old. However eight year later I have eventually weened myself almost completely of anti-depressants (please reserve your judgement for medicating depression, it worked for me) and feel rather human. Bad days and good days, I have them both, although what has changed is the ways in which I approach them now. While I can't say everything is breezy and fantastic and my bad days do not exist. I can say I find it a lot easier to pick myself back up. I'm not sure if this is due to my age, my mindset or my medication, it may even be a combination of all these things, but what I can say is something has changed.


Recently I had a really shit week to say the least. My water bottle le…

2016: A Year In Rewind | Victoria Lucy

Just a few days ago my social media became filled with peoples reminiscing about 2016. Many claiming that it had been filled with ups and downs. Reading all these messages my friend and I began to giggle that they all seemed somewhat repetitive. However the reason for this is because no matter what we experience as individuals there are always going to be ups and downs of every year. We cannot go in to 2017 thinking it will be a year of blissful perfections however what we can do, is recognise that each of the experiences we have shape us and we should use them to shape our attitude towards life. 
Here are the key moments of my 2016:

Bringing 2016 in India at New Years Festival, With Omkar and his family

Girls Trip Away To London With The Bestie.

Field Trip To Leeds Which I Woke Up Late For and Missed The Bus.

Last Day of the 1st Year of Uni. With a 2:1 overall woop

Girls Holiday to Turkey, Staying up till 6am With Friends Seeing the Sun Rise

Beyonce  Formation Concert, Yes This Is a British…