I started the NEWTS blog in 2016 so I could pursue something new every week. Basically, the aim was to inspire myself and others to leave our comfort zones every now and then. For a bit more detail about why I started it etc, check out my first post here.


NEWTS #12: Vegetarian Week

As you can see from the title, this week I went veggie. Or more accurately, pescatarian. I normally eat meat fairly often, so this was a little bit of a change. My week’s meals went as follows: Monday I started off fairly simply. I made some tagliatelle and added some roasted tomato pesto sauce. This […]

NEWTS #11: Inner Child

This week’s challenge is a bit of an odd one, but it’s really important to me right now. I wasn’t sure whether to actually make it a TSN or not, because it might be a bit personal, but I went for it. So this week, I am going to begin to get to know my […]

Blogger Recognition Award

The Rules: Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to them. I can’t believe I am nominated […]

NEWTS #10: WWWP5k in Manchester, UK

I came across this post last week, and was instantly inspired. I was going to run a 5k as my TSN of the week. Not just any 5k though – the Worldwide WordPress 5k ! I encourage all of you to take part too in any way you’d like – check out the post to find […]

NEWTS #9: The Q Series

Starting this blog has really sparked my love of writing. I used to write a bit in middle school, then completely abandoned it for years and now I am so happy that I’m back at it ! So this week’s TSN will be starting up a little section in this blog, where I will be writing […]

NEWTS #8: The Great Gatsby

So this week I decided to do something a bit more chilled because last week was so busy ! I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I loved it ! Like, a lot. I was randomly rummaging through a friend’s book collection last week and decided to borrow it and give it […]

Versatile Blogger Award

So I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for another award ! This post is long overdue, but I am super grateful !! I was nominated by The Nexus, which is a really cool science blog that covers a random range of interesting topics. Go check it out ! Thank you so much !! The […]

NEWTS #7: A Girls’ Holiday to Portugal

This week is a double whammy because 1. I went on an all-girls holiday, and 2. I went to Portugal. These are two things I’ve never experienced before. 7 of us, who were good friends in sixth form, stayed in a villa a car’s journey away from Lisbon. It was all booked months ago while I was […]

Liebster Award

So I was nominated by meetmeinnevada for a Liebster Award ! Thank you. I really appreciate it ! The feeling is completely mutual. As soon as I saw this, I took a minute to appreciate the acceptance and involvement I’ve experienced in this new community I decided to join 6 weeks ago. I then googled ‘Liebster Award’ and found […]

NEWTS #6: Pulling Off A Successful Surprise Party

So the title is pretty self-explanatory. However, I think I should share the fact that I have attempted a surprise birthday party before. Those of you who are paying close attention to detail though have probably deduced that this first attempt was not successful. I mean, the party happened and all but it was a bit […]

NEWTS #5: Canoeing

Yes, canoeing. I told you my challenges would get more interesting. I went all out this week and decided to make the most of my time in Norwich by going canoeing. I went with my cousins, sisters and friends. The six of us got into pairs, hiring out three canoes overall. I was a little nervous getting […]

NEWTS #4: Oil Painting

For my grandma’s 80th birthday, we rented a place in Norfolk for a mini family reunion (that’s why I haven’t blogged in a while). Norfolk is not the most interesting place (apologies to any offended), but it is quite scenic. So on my way to a shopping trip, out of nowhere, I decided my challenge […]

NEWTS #3: Independent at an Independent

Okay, I decided to take it easy this week too with my challenge, but I promise they will get more ‘challenging’ as I go on. Summer makes me lazy okay. This week, I decided to go to the cinema on my own. That’s something I’ve never done, although I have watched movies on my own […]

NEWTS #2: Sahaja Yoga Meditation

So I thought I’d ease into it this week and start with a Sahaja Yoga meditation class.   It was a beautiful summery evening in Manchester and I was already feeling pretty chilled about going. When I arrived, I was kindly welcomed by Peter, the man who was running the class. There were cookies, grape […]

First Post: Try Something New Every Week #1

Hiya (to whoever is actually reading this), So I have no idea how this works and if this will be any good but I’m willing to give it a try. I’m starting a blog to encourage myself (and others!) to try something new every week ! I literally graduated from uni last week and am […]