6.9.11

Tuesday Tip: Student Special #1

As it's nearly uni time for many of you at the moment, I've been thinking up a few student-related tips... I had planned a sort of 'Fresher's FAQ' post, but after a really horrid day (featuring a traumatisingly drawn out Specsavers appointment and burnt Naan bread - booo!), I've got a banging headache so I'm going for Plan B. Alex will be pleased, as he enlightened me to this little tip which is actually extremely useful! It's become a bit of a running joke in our relationship, so he'll be most surprised to see I've actually shared it!

So, when serving a ready meal, it can be a pretty awkward process getting the contents of both sections into a bowl without A) burning yourself or B) slopping it everywhere. If you snip the packaging down the middle, you can serve it one layer at a time. It looks much neater, it's safer and if, like my boyfriend, the little things in life annoy you, it takes the stress out of the situation. Stress you'll probably never have noticed but will do forevermore!




Prevent food-splattered surfaces before they've occurred with this top tip from Anal Alex! If your uni kitchens are anything like some I've seen, it probably ain't gonna get cleaned up any time soon!

SO, I'll do my Fresher's FAQ next week - if you're starting uni (or college etc) and have any questions about stuff, tweet or comment me and I'll advise y'all the best I can :) 

I'm off to read Look and chill the hell out!

<3

PS - OMG did you see my tweet yesterday? I dropped my iPod ON a drain. Like, across the bars of it. How lucky?! I was terrified to pick it up in case I knocked it down there! Phewww. 

PPS - So this isn't completely fashion-free, here are two things on my current wishlist: leopard shoes and these glasses! Watch this space!

33 comments:

  1. my heart skipped a beat when i read about your iPod! crikey that is lucky! xxx

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  2. Haha this is so random but so useful!!

    And huge PHEW about your phone!

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  3. Agree with my pre-commenters! Random and awesome!! :D
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  4. Such a good idea! And I REALLY want a curry now!

    Sooo lucky on the iPod front! x

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  5. Couldn't believe it when I saw your tweet about dropping your ipod, how lucky it landed that way round! x

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  6. Great tip/ post as always ^^ Just been watching re-runs of you on superscrimpers- LOVE IT!!! Im off to uni this month so any other posts with tips in would be great :) xx

    http://laramblesblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks to this post I've been trying on glasses on the specsavers website for the last 15 minutes lol!

    This is genuinely an awesome tip though, I've never actually thought to cut down the middle even though it seems so obvious now you've said!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  8. Haha that tip is absolutely brilliant! I will be using it for my Quorn sausages and mash :P

    Love those glasses too, they're really nice!

    Looking forward to your next student tip :) xx

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  9. I'm so pleased you're doing a Student Special Tuesday tips! I start Uni in just under two weeks and any helpful tips would be gladly appreciated. xx

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  10. Im past the Uni/college years but still love a ready meal every now and then, what a frikkin wicked idea... props to your boy! this has made me hungry though "/ oh I saw the ipod tweet, how scary (and lucky) xxx

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  11. ahahaha this made me laugh, can't understand why i've never thought of this before, great student tip obviously! Those shoes are on my wishlist also, how great are they? And are those glasses really only £85? incred

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  12. haha so random but so useful!! I always burn my fingers and dribble curry everywhere!
    Total going to be doing this from now on
    xx

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  13. am i the only one immature enough to snigger at the nickname "Anal Alex"? love the leopard loafers!

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  14. simple but effective! that has made me hungry however! xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  15. That's actually a really good tip, I never would've thought of that haha. So glad you're doing a fresher's FAQ post, I'm going to need the answers!x

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  16. Well! I didnt expect to see that on your blog this evening.
    But I'm really glad I did.
    You should go on Dragons Den haha
    Fi
    x
    http://fifisstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Brilliant idea, and on a drain? That is the luckiest thing I've heard. I would have dropped it, knocked it down the drain, and then sliced myself open/gotten hit by a car tring to haul it out.

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  18. That's a great idea! Although I'm lazy and just eat it out of the container to save on washing up haha x

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  19. Looking forward to your faq post ;)

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  20. I've got the munchies and the korma looks sooooo good right about now! Actually can't believe the ipod/drain dramas, my stomach went nervous for you when I was reading that! x

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  21. THANKS GEM!
    These next few tips are going to be useful for me as I am moving and am pretty clueless when it comes to...well everything?!
    Soo TAA.

    www.flowergypsy.blogspot.com
    x

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  22. This is totally one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments
    x x x

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  23. Haha, this is an awesome tip. But I really honestly do hope that my days of ready made meals are over and I will never have to use it!

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  24. Hahahahaha! How have I never thought of doing this?! Simple but brilliant. xx

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  25. Thank you so much for the tip! I've been at uni for a year and i wish i came across your tip a lot sooner!

    I am also looking forward to your freshers faq, (despite going into my second year haha)!

    Sarah,
    http://thelivescene.wordpress.com

    Ps. oh and being a full-time stalker I have just finised reading your entire blog (including your posts from 2007!) what can i say, you inspire me (and i'm not kissing arse haha, it's true!) :)

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  26. I never would have thought of that! (Although I don't think I actually ate a single ready meal in all my three years at university... sad or what!)

    K xx

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  27. omg this is such a good idea! xx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  28. So simple, but SUCH a handy tip! & Because of how much i admire you, i've nominated you for a blogger award :) Hop on over to http://legs11eleven.blogspot.com/2011/09/mush-gush.html to see the details!

    K ox
    legs11eleven.blogspot.com

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  29. Ohh I love your blog. Your writing style is so funny and down to earth. This is a good tip haha, never really thought about this before but I know what you mean about getting it everywhere. Keen for student FAQ. I'm just going in to my second year and I'm really wishing I was a fresher again! x

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  30. Had a lazy day today and read through all of your Tuesday Tips! They are fab, would never of even contemplated some but I really am keen on trying them now! Ive already used your masking tape for the nails idea and ready to try the leggings one now!

    http://hushed-secrets.blogspot.com/
    Em
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  31. I'm looking forward to your FAQ. I'm a fresher and this tip will be getting tried out!! x

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