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Breakfast of University Champions

I’ve been quite bad and not posted anything recently. I really want to do more recipe posts but as I’m back living at home now, I don’t have as much control over the shopping list and what’s for dinner any more.

However I’ve got a great recipe for new university students. As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also one of the hardest to be bothered to make when you’re a student and have an early morning lecture.

Toast is the saviour of most students. Easy. Cheap. And quick !

My recipe is just a pimped out version of toast. One of my favourite breakfasts is pancakes, and this recipe combines the ease of toast with one of my favourite pancake toppings. Trust me Freshers, this little beauty will make your first few weeks at university that much better. Be the envy of all your new flatmates while they eat soggy cereal. Which to be honest, after the first week will become impossible as the milk will never last more than a few hours in the shared fridge and you’ll soon stop buying it.

My record for fasted Milk snatching was a few hours. I bought 4 pints from Tesco and put it in the shared fridge around 8pm. Next morning woke up to have breakfast at 11am and the whole 4 pints was gone. Empty bottle in the bin. And nobody had even drunk it apparently. 

Breakfast of University Champions


2 Slices of bread (whatever type you like)

1 Banana 

Nutella or other chocolate spread



Butter Knife


  1. Toast your bread.
  2. While your bread is toasting, slice your banana into nice thick discs.
  3. When your toast is done, spread generously with Nutella and place your banana discs on top of the toast.
  4. Eat while warm.

And there you have it, one of the easiest and tastiest university breakfasts you can have !

Tasty & Simple !

Graduatedkate’s Top Tip : Keep your Nutella jar in your room. Nutella is a magnet to food thieves. In my flat, nutella could not be left unattended. For some reason people cannot resist having a spoonful of it when they come back drunk and hungry. Also rather handily, Nutella does not have to be refrigerated.

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Frustration & Panic Applying

The problem with applying for jobs is you soon get frustrated with the lack of response. Why can’t you employ me ? I fulfilled all the criteria you were asking for ! You get so frustrated that jobs you qualify for don’t want you, you start applying to any old job. Jobs that you never in a million years would qualify for. Of course they don’t reply and the whole situation gets worse.

A few weeks ago, I had a really bad day. People around me were getting jobs and I felt like the most unemployable person ever. So I panic applied. I clicked apply to as many jobs as I could. Jobs I didn’t want or couldn’t do.

The key is to take a deep breath and don’t just panic apply to every job you see. Read the descriptions. If you don’t fit it exactly you’re not going to stand a chance. Job seeking involves a lot more strategy than you’d think. You have to plan your applications. Write a covering letter with all the key words the description uses. Tailor your CV to fit it. If parts of your CV are irrelevant to the job, get rid of them. I have multiple CVs on my computer now, each one tweaked for different jobs.

I haven’t got a job yet though so my advice isn’t bible, but it’s got to be improving my chances a little bit…I hope.

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Welcome To My Blog

My graduation pictures arrived in the post this morning and it reminded me, it’s been a  month since I graduated.

A whole month.

And in that month I haven’t really achieved anything concrete. I’ve applied for jobs. I’ve made my CV look pretty. I’ve baked a few cakes and acquired a few more cook books. I need to get proactive. I need a way to show employers that they should employ me. So I’ve decided to start this blog. Hopefully pictures of my baking will entice a few job offers… because my degree* obviously isn’t !

So, welcome to my blog, where I hope to share the trials and tribulations of being a graduate searching for her first proper job.

*English & American Literature 

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