My Childhood Friends 

I’ve been friends with the same girls since high school. Slowly I became friends with each of them across the 7 years I was in school with them and although we aren’t always close, I don’t see them all the time and life gets in the way, I can honestly say that they’re the best of friends I could have ever wished for. 

Karrie, Annie, Nikki, Ellie, Darian, Megan, Becky and Demi have been with me from high school, 3 from primary school and I’m not gonna deny it but they’re some of the most supportive, loving and funny bunch of dickheads I’ve had the pleasure of growing up with. 


Some say that you’re only friends with the same group of people during high school because you’re forced to be with them 5 days a week. Now, I can’t answer that for some but I know that these girls are friends for life. No matter what the situation is, they’re there whenever I need them. We’re all growing up and having our own lives but I know that they’re only a text or phone call away. I know that regardless of what happens, they’re my friends and even after losing the closeness with them whilst in uni, they welcomed me back like I had never left. 


I’m so proud of every achievement they have made and the way they battle their way through any challenges that come their way. There are so many reasons why each of these girls mean something to me and I know that even through the tough times, they’re there. Most importantly, they’re there to make our way through several bottles of wine and a kebab on the way home whilst talking how much we love each other. 


If it means that I’m only ever going to have the same friends for the rest of my life, then I’m glad that these are the girls I have. 


Twitter: @_bbbethan 

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With love, Beth x 

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The Final Countdown // University Update

The first year as a masters student is in progress! I’m just about ready to finish education and start working full time. I know it sounds crazy but I can’t wait to start paying off my overdraft and having less money worries as I do now (I know they probably won’t completely disappear). However, this year so far has been my favourite of all my time in university.  

As much as I love Aberystwyth and the life I had there, Carmarthen has such a different vibe and I’ve experienced university differently. The thing that really makes me happy about Carmarthen is that all of the students on campus are so bloody friendly. Whether you’re drunk or sober, you can make a friend wherever you go. I feel safer than ever and everyone is just in each other’s side which I love! 


This year I’ve experienced university in a different way since well, I’m not new to university at all and I’m also single for the first time in a while. I never really thought about how being single can change your outlook and life at uni but having now experienced it, I can definitely see a difference in myself as I’m now more outgoing and lively than I used to be! I love nights out and creating the best memories with my friends. 

I’ve also done a few things differently this time around, I started with joining the women’s rugby team and I love it! I never ever joined a sports team in Aberystwyth because I just never felt like they were as welcoming. The girls team in Carmarthen are totally different, so welcoming and really encourage new people and just promote such a diverse range of ladies who are so fun. 


Before coming I knew that I needed to work whilst completing this degree so I’ve got myself a job and I’m really enjoying the routine I have throughout the weeks. I’ve actually found it keeps me organised to know when I have lectures, work, rugby, training and then I can make time for uni work and my social life (I don’t really have one, I try though). 


I’ll admit, as much as I enjoy having a routine sometimes it can be really overwhelming to constantly be busy. I really only have a Sunday to chill out and do whatever I really want to do. I do find that difficult and I do wish I had the funding to be able to just focus on my masters but unfortunately, I simply cannot do that. 

I do struggle to keep a balance between healthy eating, exercising, work, uni work, a social life, a dating life (lol what is that?) and my Family. It’s ever easy to juggle things but right now I have struggled to keep at my diet and continue to lose weight. Im trying my best to maintain the weight that I am but I’m still finding it hard to continue with it. 


Otherwise, Carmarthen is treating me well and I’m really enjoying the first year of my masters degree. 

Twitter: @bethdaviesblog 

Instagram: @_bbbbethan 

With love, Beth x 

What I Learned As An Undergraduate 

I’m heading into my 4th year of student life and through that time I’ve managed to learn a lot, both academically and personally. To be totally honest with you, university is a massive learning experience through which you will learn so much about who you are, who you want to be and what you want in your life. 

As much as I loved uni life now I’m going to a different university I realised I learned so much from my experience that helped me realise what I need in my life. With that I would share some of the things that I learned during my university experience and things that my benefit you. 

1. Make more friends than just your flatmates. Whether you join a sport or society or even mingle with your course mates, these are ways for you to maintain solid friendships with your flatmates and also not feel too suffocated when you spend all your time with the same people. 

2. With that in mind, keep your closest friends small. Having lots of friends is fantastic but you can’t please all these people all the time. If your circle is too big you’ll find that everybody knows your business and life becomes challenging. 

3. I motto is, don’t shit where you eat. In other words, don’t sleep with your flatmates or get into a relationship ship with them. It makes things incredibly awkward for everybody if things go bad and you have to spend the whole year in an uncomfortable silence whenever he enters the room. 

4. Along with that, don’t get into a relationship or sleep with someone in your friendship group. Through my own experience I’ve reaised that eventually one of you will be pushed out and forgotten, some may say replaced when either of you get into a new relationship. It’s tough for everybody and especially if you were originally the outsider it’s even more tough when you have to leave a group of friends that you enjoy. 

5. Joining a sport or society will help you make more friends but also help you see what you like and dislike. So you tried archery but it wasn’t your thing but along with that, you went for a Social with tennis and they’re the greatest people ever and you love it. You probably found. new love for a sport you never knew you liked and it’s given you a chance to do something different. 

6. Don’t be a hoarder because at the end of the year when you’re packing your things up you’re going to have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all. So a few times during the year have a good clear out of things that you aren’t using, wearing or needing. This was it’ll be easier for you to pack up at the end of the year. 

7. Your studies are so important. If you have an essay due but your friends are having a big night out, choose to do the essay and get it done without any fuss. Yes it’s crappy that you’re missing a night out you’re missing out on the drama but you’re likely to get a better grade, no hangover and you’re saving money. 

                     If you have any of your own tips for the newest freshers comment below!

TOP 5 TV SERIES

I’ve surprised myself by not ever posting and sharing my favourite TV shows… I’ve been blogging for nearly a year and I’ve never shared these with you?! WEIRD.

I’m guilty of spending hours of my life binge watching TV series and eating snacks.. more than once a week and I don’t feel bad about it if I’m honest. I find it is such a relaxing thing to do and I’ll always do this when I’m at my most stressed or in the mood to procrastinate. I definitely have my go to shows that I always lean towards more than others and I thought I would share with you guys some of my favourite shows and maybe give you some new TV to watch. Here we go! I hope you guys enjoy. 

#1 One Tree Hill has always been a favourite and I love going back to watch it when I’m feeling down. I especially enjoy seasons 4-9, not really sure why I just enjoy those seasons more than others. I love the story lines and how different each character are in comparison to each other. 

#2 Gossip Girl is almost everybody’s favourite, who doesn’t love a bit of Chuck and Blair lovin’? I know I do! I really enjoy watching the fun relationship between Chuck and Blair and especially the drama they go through.

#3 The Vampire Diaries has been one of my favourites for so long and now it’s finished forever I haven’t really known what to do with myself. It’s so dramatic.. (can you see the theme of my faves?) and I love the little myths and story behind each character. I bloody love me some Salvator brothers. 

#4 Brooklyn Nine-Nine is so bloody good and funny! It’s incredibly easy to watch and I continue to enjoy each episode regardless of how many times I’ve seen it. 

#5 F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Who doesn’t love this show?! I KNOW I DOOOO! Matt and I watch this show on repeat and I find it’s the best thing to watch when I’m sleepy and it always manages to cheer me up. 

All of these shows, but F.R.I.E.N.D.S are on Netflix and I couldn’t be without my subscription to Netflix. Let me know some of your faves so I can give them a watch. 

With love, Beth x 

Instagram Favourites

I love Instagram, it’s a brilliant way to store your favourite photos and look back in your special memories. There are so many people that I love following on Instagram because their content is so great to look at. I thought I would share with you guys who I follow on Instagram and why I think they’ll be an excellent edition to your follow list.

#1: FullerFigureFullerBust a.k.a Georgia Horne is a British pull size model, wife, fashion blogger and all round brilliant lady. Georgia posts her fashion statements as inspiration for all the fantastic plus size ladies. She’s so down to earth and I think that’s what I like most about her. Check out her Instagram here.

#2: Friends.Videos is great too! I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S so much and having short clips to watch on my phone all the time is my favourite thing. I think I’ll follow this Instagram forever and ever. Check it out here.

#3: WillMasonPhotography is a fellow Aberystwyth Student and a super talented photographer. His photos are beautiful, so gorgeous and authentic. I just love to admire how much talent he has. The wedding photos are amazing, I can’t even imagine how wonderful it feels to capture every moment of a couples special day. Look at Will’s Instagram here.

#4: Tom Fletcher 1/4 McFly band member and author is bloody great. His Instagram has so much love to it, I love looking at his pictures of the kids and his home life. It’s not something g many celebrities do and I understand that but Tom is just generally lovely to watch. He posts such cute and funny videos too! I’ll admit I’m a big McFly fan too. Check Tom’s Instagram out here.

#5: Ashley Graham is a plus size model and is famously known for her cover on Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Edition. She’s so glamorous and beautiful, my favourite bit of her instagram is that she uses her insta-story whilst working and I love to watch and have a little look into her life. She’s an inspiration to so many and I love her for that. Look at Ashley’s iInstagram here.

Let me know who you love to follow on social media, check mine out on the meantime.

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With love, B x