(Late) Back to School Giveaway

The best part of going to university is the stationary shop and being closer to a Nando’s for me. I imagine this is similar for most students across the United Kingdom as it is such a therapeutic experience to get rid of all your old jotters that are filled with (now unnecessary) notes from your previous year at university.

Another thing I love is choosing my diary for the next year too, I love big, bright diaries that pop in your bag and are easy to find. I have decided to pick 5 items that I think are extremely necessary for the next year at university to giveaway; a big bright pink and blue 18 month planner, three jotters with cute messages, a weekly planner set to help plan your life around your university schedule, a set of sticky notes with ‘whatever’ for the annoying flatmates you might have and a set of coloured pens to brighten up your study notes.

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I am also giving away a £30 Nando’s card to another winner to help you enjoy a meal or two on me, which always helps with the money spent too! I love Nando’s and get the same thing every single time but I do find it so addictive and I love that it is still healthy too so you don’t get the guilty feeling after. As a current third year I know how difficult it can be to stay healthy-ish when away from home because it is so much effort to make food for just yourself so it is handy that you can order Nando’s from the app and go pick it up, even better when its free!

If you click here you can head over to the giveaway with plenty of opportunity to enter with this competition. The terms and conditions are as follows;

Entrants must be 16 or over and from the United Kingdom
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
Closing date for entry will be 21/10/2016. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
Winners will be chosen: at random by myself
The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network or company.

If there are anymore questions feel free to contact me at sophiamiddleton@live.com

Good luck to everyone!

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My University Stationary Stash

Going back to university is always a little bittersweet for all the the stationary addicts, the excitement of being able to buy stationary and not feeling guilty about it but the looming fear of essays, exams and lectures begins.

I love stationary and I am constantly thinking of what to add to my little collection, I never have a colour collection in mind, I just love something that stands out and speaks to me. Most of my friends and family know that stationary is my guilty pleasure and as such my birthday presents were mostly stationary giving me a whole new stash of stationary to show off.

1- My AMAZING Wonder Woman mug

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My flatmates and best friends know me too well and know how much I love Wonder Woman and how I don’t have anywhere to put all my new pens and pencils for university. They also know I recently got the new Wonder Woman Funko and as such I received the Funko Wonder Woman mug and I am in love. It now houses all my pens and takes pride of place next to my Funko and book I got from them for christmas.

2- My beautiful Swarovski pens

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For my birthday I got given the rose gold Swarovski pen from my boyfriend (following the list I gave him) since my birthday it has gained me many compliments at university lectures and classes. Not soon after my work colleague and close friend give me the limited edition Elsa Swarovski pen for my birthday which combined my two loves, sparkles and Frozen. Both are my new go-to’s for lectures and studying as I honestly love them so much.

3- My week planner

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This is something I genuinely couldn’t live without now, with two jobs currently and university (and personal time) to juggle, this is my go to book for when anyone asks if I’m available, I also use it to plan out my meals and my work outs. I genuinely am addicted to planning, I love having everything planned out and prepared and so I honestly live off this little booklet.

4- My inspirational quote folders

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These are probably not completely necessary for university but they are so cute and colourful, plus when I cannot be bothered doing university work, it really boosts my morale. I also hate that most university rooms are grey and boring and dull so I try to bring a little colour with me to every class.

Slight self-indulgence here

5- Colouring books and pencils

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This honestly de-stresses me so much, especially because the ones I have I love, the Star Wars and Superhero colouring books honestly let me calm down and just enjoy my own space. This is something that I now prioritise for myself as I can often get very stressed about little things if I don’t get time to myself each week. I love doing creative things to take me away and just let me go to my own little place.

University always gives everyone a reason to shop for stationary whether this is exciting or exhausting for students. I have an addiction to TK Maxx stationary section with Sainsbury’s and Paperchase coming close behind.