Inspiration, Life, London, Student, Tips

Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was busy but very nice, done a lot of fun things.

One of the highlights was however Winter Wonderland, which has finally opened. It is such a nice and cosy tradition. Christmassy and everyone is happy!
Did a few rides and went for some drinks at one of the German bars.
My favourite ride is probably the swings that takes you high up! The view is just amazing. Definitely worth it even though it is very cold!

Winter wonderland is open until the 2nd of January 2017
Opening hours: 10 AM - 10 PM
Closest station: Marble Arch.

It is definitely worth a visit, even if you do not like rides. There is plenty to do and such a cosy park + it is free!

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Inspiration, Life, London, Student, Tips, Blogg

Wednesday, midweek and my two worst days at university is over. Got some really exciting plans the next few days! Looking forward to it.

Today I will go watch the 'Fantastic Beasts' at the electric cinema in Notting Hill (I will write a different post about the place) and I am super excited. I love Harry Potter and I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time. Back to the world of fantasy!

I just love living in Notting Hill! So many cute cafes, restaurants and houses. It is also so easy to get around, Hyde Park is close and I just got everything I need here. London is amazing.

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Inspiration, Life, London, Student, Tips, Restaurants/Bars

Hei lovelies! It is Tuesday, last full week of November 2016 and perfect timing for a London tip. I thought I would tips about the a restaurant/bar today.

London has several roof tops and tall buildings, which of course comes with an amazing view of London.
'Duck and Waffle' is one of them. This bar/restaurant is based not far from Liverpool Street and has an amazing view. It is a perfect place for after work drinks, day or evening drinks. The amazing thing is that it is open 24/7! So whether you want to see the sunrise, sunset or just enjoy yourself with a few friends it is the perfect place. It is basically a first come first serve basis in the bar, which means as long as there's space you can come. You cannot reserve a table, but there's more or less always space even though it is not a huge bar. The restaurant however you probably have to book for, especially if you want to go for lunch or dinner, for breakfast there's normally space. The food is tasty, I went for dinner and tried a few things like the fish and some sides. I have however heard the waffles are amazing, which is serves either sweet or with duck etc. Fascinating menu!

The main reason why I would recommend this place is however because of the view and the cool interior. Definitely worth a visit! Prices are a bit stiff, but I guess you pay for the view.

Price: $$$$$

Location:
110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, 38th Floor, London EC2N 4AY

Nearest tube station:
Liverpool Street Tube Station

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Thursday and one day left until the weekend! Time really goes so quickly. Something crossed my mind the other day: I have now lived in London for over three years! I literally cannot believe it has been three years already.
I must admit it has been the best three years of my life, but as well as the three most challenging years with lots of ups and downs. I have grown so much as a person, I have challenged my self in a new way and I have learned so much. I could not have done it without the love and support from my near family and friends.
I have met so many fantastic people here over the past three years, some I know will stay in my life forever.
I am truly lucky to have the possibility to live here in London and follow my dream. Remember to always follow your goals and gut, even though it might be hard it will be worth it!

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London, grey London. The weather has been really weird lately, literally four seasons in one day, which makes it really hard to know what to wear.. but that is London in a nutshell!

I did a boat trip last week which was really nice. It is more like a taxi boat and people actually use it for work, how nice is that!
It goes from North Greenwich and got different stops along the Thames, I jumped off at Embankment. It was really cosy as you saw London from a different view than normal. It was also the perfect time to do it as most of the Christmas decorations was up, which made it extra special.
You use your Oyster card to tap in and out, and it costs more or less the same as a tube journey, however by taking the boat you actually get to enjoy the amazing city! You can check out the routes and timetables HERE.

Really recommend it, it is quick, fun and a nice way to see London.

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Hi lovelies! I always find the start of a new week extra hard.. but it all about being positive and have a positive attitude: new week and new possibilities.
I thought I would give some advice regarding the application process for universities in the UK. It is not a complicated process at all, but you do need a few more documents than you need in Norway. That is why you should start early to make sure you got everything you need, as it is a first come first serve service in England. The quicker you apply, the more likely you are to be accepted if you meet the requirements. You could use a agency to help you with the application, I remember I was in contact with both 'Across the Pond' and 'Sonor'. Both were helpful, the only difference is that they work with different universities so make sure you check this out first.

STEP 1. Research the different universities. The universities work in a different way in England compared to Norway. There are a number of different rankings to check out, the better ranking the better reputation does the school have. However, do not be too focused on this as it will depend on how much research the university does that year, what degrees they offer etc. The main focus should be what you want to study and what interests you, along with where in the UK you want to study. Write a list of the ones that interests you, however you could even apply to all of them as you make your decision based on their answer to your application, there is no specific order you apply in.

STEP 2. Contact a agency for some advice and help.
As mentioned, it might be smart as they can give you useful tips and help you with the process in general if you have any questions.

STEP 3. Contact someone who can write your reference.
This has to be someone who knows you academically, either a teacher or tutor. I contacted one of my high school teachers who I had a good relationship with. It does not need to be a long reference, just a few sentences about you as a student and how you work.

STEP 4. Write your motivational statement.
This is probably the most important thing, along with your transcript. So make sure you put 100% into this! Write about how you are as a student, why you picked their university, why you are motivated to study at their university, why you want to move abroad, what difference you can make and what you picture yourself doing in the future. + It is always a positive thing to add what you do in your spare time, what hobbies you have etc. Remember to check the sentence structure and your spelling, have as few spelling mistakes as possible. But, if you do have a few and notice it after you have sent the application it is not the end of the world, trust me. Looking back at my statement, I must say my English has now approved a lot!

STEP 5. Translate your final transcript.
This is something your agency can help you with as you will need it to be stamped as well. Just send it off as soon as you got it and even send your current grades.

STEP 6. Send your application.
The application is send via UCAS. It is a easy system, you add the different universities you want to apply to and add the extra materials required. You do not need to worry about in which order you add the universities as you make the decision based on their answer, you could get yes from all of them and then make the decision.

Do not be scared, it is a great experience, it is good for your career, it is a great way to develop your language skills and yourself as a person!

Hope this helps X

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Fashion, Inspiration, Life, London, Student, Tips

Today I am feeling extremely christmasy, hence why todays inspiration is CHRISTMAS! I love this time of year and I always start a bit early as for me christmas is over on christmas eve. From then onwards it is just relaxing holiday days, staying in your pjs all day and eating, but without the christmas spirit. That is why I like to start a bit early, like mid November, to get the most out of christmas. Listening to christmas songs, buy presents and watch christmas movies. Today is the day I will officially start and the first movie I will watch is 'The Holiday', I cannot wait!

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Happy Friday, finally weekend and time to relax a bit. Hope you are all well! I wanted to give you some fashion tips for this weekend. A hot item this autumn and fall are the sock boots; they are actually amazing in my opinion. Comfy, classic and comes in so many different designs! Could really be a statement piece to your outfit. I love shiny boots, as I am a sucker for leather but this season I am open to other designs as well. There are so many to choose from!
Click on the pictures to be taken to the websites, this season you really need a par of sock boots; perfect for a night out as well as on a daily basis. Number 8 has already moved into my wardrobe and I absolutely love them!

Have a nice Friday X

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Inspiration, Life, London, Student, Tips, Art

It is very cold in London now.. almost a bit too cold for a city. Yet at the same time it is very cosy, as the christmas lights are finally being put up and lightened. This city is just amazing when it comes to christmas decorations, even though I personally think they start a bit to early, it is still very nice. I find it quite weird to think about that in just a month and a half this year will be over.
I promised myself at the beginning of this year that I would do my best in everything I do. I would challenge myself, say more yes, travel, work hard and graduate with the degree I had dreamed about. It has probably been more or less the most challenging year of my life, but I have grown and developed myself so much! There has been ups and downs, tears and laughter, but that is all part of life. I have graduated with a first class International Law degree, I got the Sweet & Maxwell award as the best final year student and I got into the masters I wanted to! For me that made my year, the hard work was worth it at the end. I started my International Commercial Law masters in September, it is hard work, lots to read and definitely a higher level. But so far I am really enjoying it and living in Notting Hill makes everything so much easier. It has been a good year, I am happy and I look forward to the start of 2017 to challenge myself even more. London, you are truly amazing.

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