Selfishly Saving the Planet

Chloe Harte Whether you see it as frugality or stinginess, pinching the pennies can contribute to the sustainability of the planet’s resources. A mutually-beneficial relationship can be established between creativity and a divergence from our ‘throw-away culture’. These are just a few money-saving tips that pertain the two-for-one offer of preventing both financial and artificial waste. Binbags top the list of things that I refuse … Continue reading Selfishly Saving the Planet

So flippin’ French

Chloe Harte Stinky cheese, chic fashion and noir cinema: the ’30 seconds’ game description of France. However, does a stereotype detract from the value of a culture or does it merely serve as a signpost for navigating an unknown land? Gastronomically speaking, France stands up to every imaginable stereotype: mountains of cheese, fresh baguettes and the waft of croissant pastry tickling the taste buds of … Continue reading So flippin’ French

Shattering the Illusion

Chloe Harte discusses the less glamorous side of an Erasmus. As members of the ‘Instagram generation’ we have been subconsciously imbued with a romanticised perception of living abroad; in other words, we’ve given ourselves ‘notions’. Social media led me to expect that Erasmus would find me an instant circle of multicultural friends, a pint of Orchard Thieves in every city in Europe, and the sudden … Continue reading Shattering the Illusion