Before you read this blog there are three things you should know about me:

1. I like tea. 2. I love dresses. 3. My housemate is a mermaid.


Why hello there! My name is Alice E. Bennett, a wanna be professional working in the Finance sector (FYI it’s nothing like Wolf of Wall Street).

Formalities done, let’s get to it. I’m a self confessed grimgrad. What is a grimgrad I hear you ask? Well, back in the student bubble as bad as it gets is a price increase in alcohol, but the real world is full of scary terms such as tax, insurance and hummus. The transition from graduate to fully fledged adult is a learning curve that is both steep and ruddy scary. It’s a period marked by cheap food, dodgy decisions and rock bottom moments (e.g. that time you watched a Saturday night Twilight rerun by choice). Overall it can be fairly grim. Grim + grad = grimgrad. Update (November 2017): debating whether to delete this section or move this elsewhere. Partly because I’m not that bad anymore but partly because I’m still watching a lot of dodgy movies with endless pots of hummus.

In summer 2014 I graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA degree in History and I am now working in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe. This blog aims to give an insight into my life, mind and world living in the medium-sized, bad-ish town of Swindon.

My name is Alice E. Bennett and I’m just trying to make my way in this world.

Oh, did I also mention my housemate’s a mermaid?


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