One year of Little Pav: A reflection

One year ago today, this little sphere of mine, that sits quietly somewhere amid this scarily vast, yet somewhat extraordinary, space known as the World Wide Web, was born; my blog, my brand, my baby: Little Pav. And what a year it’s been; from deriving as a creative outlet on a whim one quarantine morningContinue reading “One year of Little Pav: A reflection”

My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021

First thing’s first, I must admit: my favourite podcasts are the only podcasts I’ve listened to (or, at least, wanted to continue to listen to). Still, of late, I love a podcast for my commute; while I also love listening to music, I always revert to the same artists, albums and genres and, inevitably, getContinue reading “My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021”

#LittleChats: with Georgia Bacon

Hello and welcome to Episode 7 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay to not have your life figured out in yourContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Georgia Bacon”

Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?

Lockdown 3.0 has hit different. I don’t know about you but, this time around, I feel deflated. Totally, utterly and completely deflated. Unmotivated. Unwilling. Undone. Sure, I was swashed by this wave of emotions the first and second time, but not like I have been now. I’ve even procrastinated writing this blog for almost twoContinue reading “Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?”

“This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020

If you could describe 2020 in one word, what would it be? Exhausting? Disastrous? Shambolic? I think we can all agree that, for the most part, this year has been catastrophic to say the least. I don’t even have to expand for you to comprehend why; it is a truth universally acknowledged (a testament toContinue reading ““This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020”

Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown

Here we go again. Another lockdown, another torrent of emotions. Sadness. Frustration. Anxiety. As if this year hasn’t been draining enough, the tail end of 2020 saw many of us entering a new “tier” of lockdown restrictions which – to top it all off – covers the Christmas period. While it was clear that theContinue reading “Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown”

Remember to be kind this Christmas

Are you okay? Such a simple question. A question so engrossed in everyday conversation that it has almost become meaningless. How many times have you been asked are you okay? in passing – by friends, by family, by coworkers – and responded with the likes of yeah, you? or fine, thanks, when what you reallyContinue reading “Remember to be kind this Christmas”

How to: manage deadlines

As we approach the Christmas period, it is not uncommon for students to feel overwhelmed by the inundation of assignments; I certainly found it stressful. It’s almost the end of the semester. All your deadlines are close in proximity. Many of them determine your overall grade in their respective modules. I know, it sucks –Continue reading “How to: manage deadlines”

#LittleChats: with Zoe Wells

Hello and welcome to Episode 6 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay not to have your life figured out in yourContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Zoe Wells”

#LittleChats: with Georgia Weekes

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay not to have your life figured out in your twenties!Continue reading “#LittleChats: with Georgia Weekes”

#LittleChats: with Mia Ustun

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay to not have your life figured out in yourContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Mia Ustun”

#LittleChats: with Natasha Hill

Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay to not have your life figured out in yourContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Natasha Hill”

#LittleChats: with Megan Warren-Figgess

Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay to not have your life figured out in yourContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Megan Warren-Figgess”

#LittleChats: with Hannah Shirley

Hello and welcome to my very first episode of #LittleChats, a subsidiary of Little Pav where I chat with fellow graduates and twenty-somethings all about their experiences during and beyond their studies to highlight the many avenues students and young people can pursue and, equally, that it’s okay to not have your life figured outContinue reading “#LittleChats: with Hannah Shirley”

Lockdown 2.0: What’s different this time?

Yesterday, towards the end of my last working day for at least a month, an avalanche of gloom crashed over me as I anticipated Lockdown 2.0. It was the strangest feeling. Up until that moment, I thought I was prepared; “we’ve done it once before, so we can do it once again”, to quote everyContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0: What’s different this time?”

Caroline Hirons Summer Kit: My favourites so far

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post that expanded on why I’m now so into skincare after having an almost unhealthy relationship with my skin for so long. If you haven’t read said post, in sum: I have suffered from excoriation (skin-picking) disorder for over a decade now however, after developing an interestContinue reading “Caroline Hirons Summer Kit: My favourites so far”

Things I wish I’d known before starting Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I’ve always been a gamer girl. Growing up in the early noughties with an older brother by three years who has owned all the PlayStation consoles to date, and would play classics like Abe’s Odyssey, Tekken Tag and Grand Theft Auto, I always wanted to get in on the action. Likewise, I have owned manyContinue reading “Things I wish I’d known before starting Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

My hair and me: An ever-changing relationship

Hair. It’s a funny thing. To some, it is merely an aspect of their existence; to others, it is a means of expressing their identity. Since my early teens, I’ve had an ever-changing relationship with my hair; I’ve dyed it several colours, cut it extremely short and let it grow extremely long (as it isContinue reading “My hair and me: An ever-changing relationship”

Don’t let your return to work halt your creativity

Since the UK government advised that “non-essential” retailers could reopen their stores from 15 June after almost three months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no surprise that a multitude of companies – big and small – jumped at the chance to get back to business. This means that most non-essential workers haveContinue reading “Don’t let your return to work halt your creativity”

Running out of ideas for your next virtual pub quiz? Here’s some inspiration

The virtual pub quiz has seemingly taken the world by storm amid the coronavirus pandemic. As families and friends across the globe have gone weeks — even months — without seeing each other to help to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many have turned to hosting and/or engaging in virtual pub quizzes over the likesContinue reading “Running out of ideas for your next virtual pub quiz? Here’s some inspiration”