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Kate Crudgington

Music Journalist, Blogger, Bob-cut Enthusiast.

I was born, went to school, graduated from The Open University, co-founded a music blog...now I'm here (that's the long version).

Five Ways You Can Help Someone Suffering With Ulcerative Colitis

If you're unfamiliar with UC, it's a chronic and unpredictable bowel disease (often mistaken for IBS) which can vary in severity and symptoms from patient to patient. The symptoms are gross and painful, but the disease itself is almost invisible. Whilst I look remarkably well, I'm actually screaming on the inside (kind of like Rose at the beginning of Titanic).
05/12/2016 16:19 GMT

Ten Things I Do After a Break-up

My life is currently brimming with happiness and opportunity - and for once, I'm not frightened that it's going to be snatched away by the actions of someone else. I have been reckless and stupid, but I have also been assertive and embracing of everything that has come my way. The post-relationship cycle is complete, and I am happier than I've ever been.
05/10/2015 11:56 BST

Six Things I Learned From Six Years Working in Retail

Retail is an important industry which concentrates on customer experience and satisfaction 90% of the time. The other 10% is the hilarious/infuriating nonsense it's employees have to put up with on a daily basis.
02/09/2015 09:45 BST

10 Things I Learned From My First Music Festival

I worked on my quads before IOW in preparation for squatting (that's a complete lie). You will want to avoid any kind of physical contact with the toilet seat if you can though, so upper-leg strength will be beneficial. Having a vivid imagination also helps, as it will distract from the sights and smells which surround you.
09/07/2015 12:41 BST

My Open University Experience

The Open University is D.I.Y for the mind. With the tools they provide, you'll be able to build something useful, sustainable and concrete. If you want it, you can have it, all you have to do is apply yourself and keep going, regardless of how hard it gets. You <em>can</em> do it, and you won't regret trying.
09/06/2015 16:12 BST