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This year, I’m going to be a summer reader

Summer is a time for reading and relaxing but I’ve never been one of those people who always has to have a book to read. Don’t get me wrong, when I find a book I like, I’ll get really into it and won’t be able to put it down but that happens very rarely for me. I always put it down to not having any time to read but really, it’s just because I’d rather lie in bed binge watching TV series’ on Netflix.

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Life goes on…

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Mad Men Finale, final thoughts [SPOILERS]

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After 8 years, 7 seasons and 92 episodes, Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men reached it’s conclusion last night on AMC.

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I’m a graduate, now what?

So the first few months of 2015 have been pretty stressful for me – between managing essays and dissertations, having a part-time job and trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to do when I graduate. I have also been wrestling with the question: Do I even want to be a journalist? And for the moment, I think the answer is no. When I first realised this I thought ‘Shit! What am I going to do now, have I just wasted 3 years of my life?’ but then I took to the interwebs and found that only 1 in 5 journalism students actually go into journalism and that 80% of journalism graduates find employment within 6 months of graduating so that made me feel a little better about myself.

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Despite success, the Dalriada campaign isn’t over yet

Campaigners are “over the moon” following the overturning of the non-admissions policy at Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle by the High Court.

However, it’s not over yet.

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Well that was fun, can we have McFly back now?

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I have been a McFly fan since the dodgy haircuts and the baggy jeans. I literally grew up with them, going to my first concert when I was just 11. Everyone always said to me, ‘they won’t last, they’ll be like every other boyband’ but I knew that McFly were different.

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Once Upon A Time, 4×02 ‘White Out’ – REVIEW w/spoilers!

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After last weeks season premiere, ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about the Frozen storyline. Once Upon a Time has always put their own spin on the original fairytale and I just felt the first episode was a little too much like the movie – don’t get me wrong, it was great to see the ‘Frozen’ characters come to life, the costumes were amazing and the casting was spot on – Georgina Haig portrays Elsa as the troubled, frightened young woman she is and Elizabeth Lail is simply delightful to watch as Anna – but I wanted something more.

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Helen goes to V Fest

Festivals are a HUGE part of summer in the UK, so this year I finally lost my festival virginity and headed off to V Festival in Chelmsford with all my uni buddies – and it was incredible.

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We’re in for a super season!

When it comes to superheroes, I’m kind of obsessed. No matter who it is, although I’m a little impartial to Superman – mainly because of Lois Lane.

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Tragic Peaches

When I first heard the news about Peaches Geldof’s death, my first thought was ‘how could she do that to her children?’ – I know that thought might have been a little presumptuous as, at that point, nothing had been confirmed about how she died. I so hoped that it was a tragic accident, however, it turned out that I was right…

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