Back To London

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Covent Garden, London, UK

My second year of university is here, and I am back in London! As Taylor Swift said, 'August slipped away' and September is now suddenly upon us. The new academic year is always one of my favourite parts of the year, because it symbolises all things new - from new stationery, new timetables, to new beginnings. 


The same can also be said for my blog here - maybe not new, but a restart of sorts. You may have noticed (if you were being very observant) that I haven't posted here lately, which I think would say is for a number of reasons.


Firstly, one thing I have learnt this summer is the amount of time that goes into finding a flat! Looking for a place to live in London this year took up a huge chunk of my time last month, and as I spent a ton of time on my laptop endlessly scrolling through Rightmove or Zoopla, I didn't want to spend any more time on it doing anything else. Once I found my place, it turns out planning to move in took up a lot of time too. My blog just wasn't at the forefront of my mind like it used to be, but the good thing is, I knew it was only temporary; once my flat was sorted, I'd be back!


But lately I realised that I think I was also in a bit of a creative rut; I didn't really know what I wanted to write about. Everything has changed so much over the past six months or so, and I was bound to feel a bit uninspired at one time or another. Beauty feels a little different now we're covering half our face so much, but I've picked up a couple of eyeshadow products lately that I can't wait to share with you. I  started to read a lot more books through the lockdown time, and while I'll have to make a bit more time for that now, I'm really enjoying it, so expect more book related posts too.

And of course, you can now expect a return to my London content too! Now that I'm settled down in London, I'm feeling less overwhelmed and ready to start writing again. London may feel a little different to last year - the West End is still quiet for now, and big events like Winter Wonderland won't be happening, but the shops of Oxford Street on a Saturday afternoon feel as busy as ever. It's weirdly reassuring that things can find a new normal.


This year I'm living in a studio flat that's located more centrally than my uni hall was last year, so expect content around Covent Garden, a stone's throw away from where I'll be. I can't wait to get started with my uni work too. In case you didn't know, I'm a history student at UCL, and while last year my module choices weren't exactly ideal, this year I'm going to be studying some really exciting topics! My modules are all modern, focusing on Europe and America, from culture in the Cold War, to conspiracy theories - yes, I am doing a module all about conspiracy theories, which is so bizarre and fun!


There's a little update for you all - hope you're all doing well! I'd love to hear what you've been up to lately. If you're starting uni this year, or going back, I'd love to hear what you're excited about, or maybe what you're nervous about too! A socially distanced uni life will definitely take some getting used to.


Anyway, I'm off now to watch some Gilmore Girls on Netflix - I think that was truly what's been taking up my usual blogging time last month, it's just too good!

EG x


  1. Hey , good luck with Uni and I would love doing a study / research on conspiracy theories. I used to live in London now I live near Oxford City. Anyway enjoy London . As for distancing etc. I always keep my distance and wear a mask of course to protect vulnerable people but as I cough the virus 6 months ago (see my blog post abt it) I am not scared at all anymore.

    1. Thank you so much! Glad to hear you're doing well now! x

  2. I hope your second year at uni has been off to a good start!
    Amber |

  3. best of luck with second year gal! i can't wait to see your content for uni, I move in just over a week to start 1st year but i am so excited! great post xx

    mills |

    1. Thank you so much! That's so exciting, good luck with starting uni! I hope you have the best time!! x

  4. Good luck with your second year Erin! I can't wait to see what you get up to!
    Grace xx