Day 16-21: Safari and final days in Uganda

So that’s it – after an entire year of preparation, my African adventure is over. The final few days of my trip were the best by far, and I can’t believe how quickly the time went. I felt like I’d only just arrived, but equally I was so used to the lifestyle I felt likeContinue reading “Day 16-21: Safari and final days in Uganda”

Day 9-15: Gorilla trekking across Uganda

The second week of my African adventure has flown by, and I can’t believe the experiences I’ve had in the past few days and that I only have another few left. But yesterday I actually came face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla! Here’s what I’ve been up to since completing the East AfricanContinue reading “Day 9-15: Gorilla trekking across Uganda”

Day 1-8: Building a playground in Uganda

It’s day 8 of my Ugandan adventure and finally, after more than a week of no electricity, let alone internet, I’ve finished my project with East African Playgrounds! Have a read of what I’ve been up to so far (oh, and Andy says hi).

Sian runs a half marathon

So here we are. If you’re reading this, you’ve met me on the other side. My aches and pains have (almost) faded away and I’m finally feeling a little more human. At the weekend I managed to tick off a huge item on my bucket list – I ran the Shakespeare Half Marathon in Stratford!Continue reading “Sian runs a half marathon”

Book reviews for 2014

So, as a number of you know, I have been set some challenges to complete for charity over the 12 Days of Christmas. Sally set me a challenge to post two book reviews: one of my favourite book I’ve read this year, and one of my least favourite. As an English Literature student, I reallyContinue reading “Book reviews for 2014”

Warwick Jailbreak 2014 winners reach Israel

*PRESS RELEASE* Warwick Jailbreak returned over the weekend of 1-2 November 2014 for its 10th anniversary. With 380 participants (150 teams) signed up to take part in the event, this was the biggest event of its type in the UK. The students taking part had 36 hours to escape Warwick University campus and get asContinue reading “Warwick Jailbreak 2014 winners reach Israel”

Sian goes to Uganda

This blog post has been brewing for a few months now, and I can’t believe that I’m actually, finally writing it. Suddenly this feels extremely real. So here’s my big announcement: over summer 2015, I am going to Uganda to volunteer with East African Playgrounds (EAP). And I really, really need your help to do this.

Warwick Jailbreak returns for 10th anniversary

*PRESS RELEASE* Warwick Jailbreak, the biggest student event of its type in the UK, is set to return on November 1-2. The students taking part have 36 hours to get as far away from the University of Warwick as they can without spending any money.

From year two to year three

So way back in September 2013, I wrote this blog post setting myself some challenges to achieve in my second year at Warwick University. Now that I have officially finished second year, received my results and found out that I have actually passed to continue into the third year of my degree, I thought itContinue reading “From year two to year three”

Sian stays silent and succeeds at Snowdon

I am very pleased to announce that after setting myself some challenges to raise money for TeachFirst, I have succeeded and raised a total of £243 for the charity! Before I launch into a summary of what I got up to, I would like to thank each and every one of you who donated –Continue reading “Sian stays silent and succeeds at Snowdon”