5 Questions People Always Ask About England/Leicester

As an island girl who moved into a first world country like the United Kingdom, whenever I travel back home I’m always getting questions about the different aspects of living in England. So, for those of you from the TCI, and those who may be thinking about travelling to or moving to England, here are my answers to a few questions I often get. Continue reading 5 Questions People Always Ask About England/Leicester

Stop Blaming Others for Your Shortcomings

One of the worst things we can do is blame everyone and everything around us for the problems we face as individuals.

Your job caused this… The government caused that… Your kids, your friends, your wife, your baby mama… everyone else but YOU… is responsible for the problems you now face.

Now take a moment and let this sink in.

“It only takes one person to change YOUR life: YOU” ~ Unknown

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Each Day Is Different

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Often times we carry the burdens of one day on our shoulders for extended periods of time, not realizing how tedious and unhealthy that can be. Leave it behind. Allow yourself to be filled with new strength, and fresh wisdom with the coming of each new day.

peace & positivity

tally x

My A-Level Experience – What I Learned

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts since I started, you’ll know that I am currently studying at the University of Leicester. Before that however, like most students planning to study in the U.K do, I completed a 2 year A-Level programme.

And since I grew up on the island of Grand Turk, and the only school offering A-Levels was the British West Indies Collegiate on the island of Providenciales, I had to pack up at the age of 16 and leave the comfort of my parents home for what I later learned would be the worst two years of my entire life. Continue reading My A-Level Experience – What I Learned

Child of the Sea

For as long as I can remember, the seaside has been my home. The place where all my fondest memories lead back to. My parents often tell stories of me as a toddler being drawn to the water almost instantly… running into the ocean with bright eyes and a wide smile as soon as my daddy let me down from his arms. I did everything you’d think a child would do. Build the biggest sand castles, only to pretend I was a giant and crush them moments later… to getting buried in the sand. It was the place that brought me joy.

However overtime it has become my place of solace. Embracing me when I need a hug. Washing away my fears and all the pain a young black woman like me faces in the world we live today.


There’s something about  water that I’ve been unable to shake from diaper days. It’s almost as if I was born of the ocean, a child of the sea. 

peace & positivity

tally x

U.K. Slang Decoded: For the International Students

Now that I’ve told you guys where I’m from, it’ll probably make a bit more sense to you when I say that U.K. slang was completely foreign to me when I moved there last September. Even though my country is a colony of Britain… the slangs we use are totally different. TOTALLY different.

So in this post, I decided to explain some of the words (have to figure out a few for yourself innit?) I’ve encountered this year, to give those of you moving or thinking about moving to the U.K. to little a bit of a head start.

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Useful Uni Hack #1: Online Grocery Shopping

Eating healthy in uni is hard. And although for some people that may be due to being terrible in the kitchen, for others (like me), it may simply be because of a lack of motivation or time to go to the grocery store. That’s where this helpful little hack comes in. Continue reading Useful Uni Hack #1: Online Grocery Shopping

Things to Consider When Choosing A Uni

Hey guys!

So in my last post I gave you a few tips for your first year of uni. But before you pack up and leave your parent’s house, you have to know where you’re actually headed.

Since every university differs, I decided to break down a few things to consider before you make your final choice in four categories:  Continue reading Things to Consider When Choosing A Uni

First Year of Uni? My Tips!

So for those of you that don’t know, I just finished my first year of undergraduate study at the University of Leicester in the U.K. In short form, the past year has been the ultimate roller coaster, from moving to a totally different country (I absolutely love it!) and living all on my own, to making the best friends a girl like me could ever hope for.

In even shorter form, let’s just say my first year was greatness, amazing, phenomenal.. (and every other word in the dictionary with a meaning along these lines).

But for those of you who are probably headed to uni this upcoming fall, you might be a bit apprehensive about the transition from college, especially if that’s paired with moving to a brand new place (whether that be country or city). That’s why I’m sitting down at my desk in the middle of my work day writing this post. Continue reading First Year of Uni? My Tips!