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Caitlin Irwin – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

A Blog about about A blog.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

The title makes this sound a little like blogception.

Any whom! If you do not have me on facebook, which I suggest you go and give a like for quick updates about what I do through the day, and stuff going on a university:


So, the new blog. This is something I’ve had the chance to do, once again thanks to my amazing course. This blog has been started by my programme leader, and hopes to see a new blogger each month blog about being a writer, and writing in general – along with other literature related stuff. I shall be blogging in December, but also probably appearing in months here and there on it.

It’s just new, so there is not much on yet. But I’ve just posted about something very exciting I’m doing next month. A project, which will see me and others make a video to promote the course I’m doing. I love my course that much, and having the platform I do with Lives Online, I thought it only fair that I do something good for my course, and this project is that thing!

So check out the blog, and watch this space for the video on English and Creative Writing.

Peace x


Spicy Salt and Pepper Chicken Recipe

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

So this recipe for very spicy salt and pepper chicken is using some of the ingredients I picked up shopping the other day, and some that I already had in such as the chicken! I’m a massive fan of really spicy food, but if you’re not you can stick to just salt and pepper and use less ginger and chillies.

My Shopping List

Monday, November 24th, 2014

This is some things that are essential for student shopping!

Using some fresh chicken breasts, and a lot of the stuff I bought I’m going to do some recipes this week as to what you can make with these ingredients…so watch this space.

Lunch In Sunderland

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

So, today before I went to go see the amazing Maze Runner film at Sunderland Empire, me and my girlfriend decided to go for lunch. We found somewhere that was, to say the least, a quality find! There is an array of places to eat in Sunderland, all of the places you’d expect in a city, Nandos, Wetherspoons, Frankie and Benny’s etc. However, rather than sticking to one of these, we spotted an all you can eat buffet right next to the cinema. As a student, its far to say that an all you can eat buffet for £7 (I couldn’t believe the price), is literally the stuff of dreams. Not only was it only £7, but the price included your refillable drink! 

So what is this place? Mr Louie Louie Buffet Restaurant.

Well, the price seemed great, but I wasn’t ready to start singing about it yet. It was only £7 after all, and that could be risky. We got inside and got seated, it was busy which is usually a good sign. Although the tables are quite close together, inside was fairly nice. There was also a bar, so if you wanted an alcohol drink (which obviously is not part of the price) that was also available.

As a picky eater, it can sometimes be hard for me to find food but I was not at all lost for things to eat here. Predominately chinese food, but pizza could also be found (and waffles jelly and ice cream for dessert!). The was plenty of food to choose so I indulged myself with shredded duck pancakes, egg fried rice, chips, black pepper chicken, lemon chicken, prawn crackers, chicken wings and something else which I had no idea what it was…followed swiftly by chocolate ice cream. I know, I’m a fatty…but, all you can eat? You have to take the challenge. My girlfriend enjoyed, Beef and black bean sauce, vegetable spring rolls, samosas and more!

Obviously the food was in no way Michelin star. But for £7, including a drink, you will find no complaints from me. For lots of cheap, good, food I would definitely give this place a recommendation for students! (it’s cheaper than a Nando’s, after all).

After, taking the time to eat somewhere different it has inspired me to find some other places for lunch and dinner, watch out for more reviews on cheap places to eat in Sunderland.

Peace x

5 Things To Do In Sunderland (or near by!)

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

No Diggity

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014


Just a little cover I’ve been working on recently. I’m not really much of a singer, but I love playing guitar in my spare time. I’ve filmed to things tonight, so this is going up now, and tomorrow there will be a blog on 5 places to visit in Sunderland!

Peace x


University So Far

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Spectral Visions Halloween Extravaganza

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Hola Amigos!

I have been super ridiculous busy, as you might have seen if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook! I’ve just finished my first university assignment and I am already starting on the next one. But, I had the weekend off for halloween (which I decided started on a Thursday) With the Spectral Visions Halloween Extravaganza!

Yet again, I could talk about how great Spectral Visions is forever, but I’ll try and keep it short and sweet. This Thursday we had a little do for halloween, and the launch of Canny Culture. So hopefully from now, there’ll be many more events like this weeks, Halloween Extravaganza.

After getting myself extremely excited doing the decorations, the night kicked off with a talk ‘Demon Lovers’, from the wonderful Bill Hughes. It was super interesting to see how the ‘lover’ in gothic fiction has changed over the years, in books and also how it’s taken to our TVs! If you ever come to one of the Canny Culture events (which if you are at the University, or plan on coming here – I suggest you do!) it’s so amazing to see everybody’s enthusiasm, these events are a real opportunity to get involved, learn some new stuff, and most of all, ask questions.

This was followed by a talk from one of Sunderland’s amazing lecturers, Alison Younger, on body snatching and the making of monsters. Again, brilliant…as Alison’s talks always are! By missing any of her talks, you are certainly missing out on an a great experience.

Then, after a glass of wine break, we got to hear Colin Younger’s story from ‘Spectral Visions’, and also work from other students. Seeing work from other students, I see, as a hopeful glimpse into the future what I could be working on later on in University.

I can’t tell you enough, how much these Spectral Visions and Canny Culture events mean to everybody involved. I feel so lucky, that the University, and in particular the faculty of Education and society put so much into providing this and I feel privileged to be involved!

Already excited to see what will be happening next!

Peace x


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