When was the last time you played Monopoly?

I received an email from Joe Blogs Blogger Network inviting me to a games night hosted by them and Legal & General, with the promise of a fun night, pizza and prosecco. Who could say no?

Now, investment isn’t something that’s really in my vocabulary. The last time I actually played Monopoly was about 5 years ago at Christmas, and I distinctly remember being very pissed off because I kept losing so much money. Nevertheless, now that I’m much older, and ahem… wiser, I think I can see how Monopoly can help in my real life investments.

Luckily, this games night was filled with so much fun!

I arrived in King’s Cross, after spending a lovely day eating free ice-cream from Ben & Jerry’s and walking around Camden Market, feeling a little nervous because it was my first blogger meet since last year. I was greeted by James and given my name badge with my Twitter handle and the night’s hashtag #landggamesnight – I felt super fancy.


I was given a glass of Prosecco once I got upstairs, which dutifully got refilled over the course of the night. I swear they were trying to get us drunk, haha.

We all split up into groups of 6 to 8 to begin the game. It was fun getting to know new bloggers and also seeing familiar faces. Shoutout to the people on my table: Josie, Rishi, Sam, Lauren, and Jess!

My personal goal was to own all four stations, and I managed to do just that. But lets be honest, I probably should have concentrated more on owning more land and buying more properties.

I didn’t lose too much money – although, I did end up in jail twice.

The night made me want to bust out my old Monopoly set, but I don’t even think we have all the pieces left nor any of the money. I love how you can get themed Monopoly now, like Doctor Who and Family Guy. Makes it so much more fun :)

Overall, the night was really good. Thank you to Joe Blogs Blogger Network and Legal & General for hosting such an entertaining games night!


Ramblings About Degrees

Is it important to have a degree?

To a certain extent, yes. In this day and age, employers are looking for more than just good GCSEs and A-Levels. They more than likely want to employ someone they know got a degree from a reputable university.

In saying that, sometimes you don’t need a degree. In certain industries, it’s always best to just go straight into work and work your way up the ladder. What annoys me, however, are people who believe that when you finish school, you must go straight into work. That you must climb the ladder to become successful. This is not to say that that still isn’t applicable, but you do not have to go straight into work.

Take a gap year. Find yourself. Go to university. Find yourself. Take on a volunteer project. Find yourself.

The most important thing is that you find yourself. It’s hard for some people, though. Some people feel family pressure to go to university. Some people go to university because they’re not sure where to go next. Some people go just for the experience.

What we shouldn’t be doing is putting pressure on our young ones to know what they want to be when they’re older. We shouldn’t be putting pressure on our young ones to go to university. We shouldn’t be putting pressure on them to work and work and work, when really they’re young and should still have some fun and no responsibilities.

“I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do.”
― Amy Poehler, Yes Please

I know for a fact that I do not:

1. Want to be stuck in a job that makes me unhappy just for the sake of a pay-check

Maybe I’ll have that luxury soon, but for now I’ll sit here with my degree and just hope for the best. As I’m sure most people are.