Sleeping Beauty at the Byre: Reviewed

Attending a pantomime as a student in St Andrews is a strange experience. Doing so by oneself is even stranger. Pantomimes are very much a family affair, so being the lone twenty-two-year-old in a sea of mummies, daddies, kiddies and grandparents made me feel slightly like I’d infiltrated enemy lines and was waiting to be discovered as an imposter. Despite this, the excitement in the theatre was palpable, children and adults alike enjoying the festive playlist and getting in the mood for this classic British tradition.

A Charity Christmas Concert: Previewed

Revision week can be a dark and gloomy time. Christmas can seem both imminent and unattainable. Fear not, however, as Owl Eyes would like to recommend something that is certain to reassert your festive spirit: A Charity Christmas Concert, a new event organised by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, taking place at 7pm on Thursday, 6th December, in St Salvator’s Chapel.

Mermaids Christmas Ball 2018: Reviewed

From thousands of twinkling lights, to multiple chocolate fountains and spirited Christmas music, guests truly fell down the rabbit hole at this year’s Mermaid’s Christmas Ball. Christmas Ball is always one of the most anticipated nights of the year, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone was having a fabulous time, whether it was their first time or their fourth.

Ode to Brussel Sprouts

Do you feel that brussels sprouts are a forgotten fave? Enjoy this poem about a humble sprout on their adventure to be eaten this festive season!

Christmas inspired DIY

Getting into the holiday spirit, this year I decided to make my own floral christmas decoration using eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is becoming my new favorite interior decorating plant. It has a beautiful matte green color, it’s versatile, and best of all, it smells heavenly.

Mood Swings: The Festive

Have you ever been stuck for a film or show to watch, or book to read? You know you want to desperately immerse into an alternate universe, but you just can’t find the “one”? Well, Bon Vivant has all the answers. Each week, we will publish an article in our Mood Swings series with a different emotional theme, providing you with the best on-screen and reading material to fit your every mood. Do you want the inspirational? The quirky? The depressing? Be sure to check The Bon Viv to find your fix.

5 things to do before Revision blues set in

For those luckily enough to find themselves with a weekend breather with deadlines and exam revision yet to set in, you might, like me, feel at a loss as with what to do with yourself. Should I stay in bed ad watch Netflix all day? Or should I get out and try to get as much fresh air as possible before being confined to the library? To help you plan your weekend for maximum fun and distressing, here are our top 5 things to do in this no-man’s land weekend.

Ten Magical Places to Visit this Christmas Season

This is coming to you from my bedroom where I’m tucking into a box of quality street my mum bought me, and listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas album and allow myself to fantasise about all the places I would love to visit this Christmas. So, without further ado, here are the 10 places that made the final cut.

Music is Love’s Festive Bash: Preview

Music is Love’s beloved Festive Bash is back! This year they’re bringing up the massive instrumental fusion band Fat Suit to headline the event. Fat suit are a Glasgow based band boasting something like 30 talented members and the “coolest merchandise of the year award” – they think – for a Rubik’s cube advertising their Rubix tour. I would have to agree with this claim. They are fantastically tight and I personally can’t wait to hear them live, check out their Michael Jackson Medley if you’re in doubt.