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Chips ‘n’ Gravy

Chips ’n’ Gravy is Isabel Webb’s blog for Northern Soul. It charts her attempts to navigate student life in London and wear her Northern roots proudly on her sleeve.

Chai Thali, London

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: London’s restaurants are booming and blooming

April 19, 2017 No Comments

English seasons are usually pretty indistinct.

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London, image by Isabel Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

There are certain things I wish I’d known before I started university.

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Chips ‘n’ Gravy: keeping app with the capital

November 19, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: keeping app with the capital

We live in an age where there’s an app for everything, and London life is no exception.

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Chips 'n' Gravy blog by Bella Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

New Year’s resolutions for the students among us are made, not in January as you’d expect, but in September. 

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Manchester- black and white shot by Chris Payne

“Plans for the future have been shattered overnight”

June 24, 2016 Comments Off on “Plans for the future have been shattered overnight”

Isabel Webb is 19-years-old. She’s from Manchester and is one year into her degree at UCL in London. In her latest blog for Northern Soul, she writes about her reaction to the vote for Brexit.

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One year down, two to go…student life in London

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on One year down, two to go…student life in London

I’ve officially finished my first year of university. The initial exams are behind me and the results are a looming source of anxiety that I’m pushing firmly to the back of my mind.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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Kua 'Aina Breakfast

Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

March 13, 2016 Comments Off on Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

It’s no secret that life in the capital comes at a high cost. The student loan may be higher here, but it certainly doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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Camden Markets

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

February 12, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

Promises are made to be broken, so it naturally follows that New Year resolutions are too.

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Oxford Street Lights, photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

Despite the temptation to hole up in bed and hibernate throughout the winter months, there are several milestones too fun to sleep through in the run-up to Christmas. But how does the Northern approach compare to London’s efforts?

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