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Heather Rowland


I’m a total science nerd - I absolutely love it (particularly Chemistry and Physics!) and am hoping to continue pursuing it at university later this year. The science department at school is absolutely fantastic, and I’ve had great fun doing both of my Advanced Higher Science Projects in the last fe


Although I’m very much a believer in “living in the moment,” there’s nothing more exciting than counting down the days to something coming up in the future…

Overnight Oats

You’ll probably recall how breakfast-obsessed I am - it’s my favourite meal of the day! Smoothie bowls were (and still are) a love of mine, but I recently discovered a new brilliant breakfast… overnight oats.


a happy or friendly expression on the face in which the ends of the mouth curve up slightly, often with the lips moving apart so that the teeth can be seen

Vegan Lemon & Blueberry Cake Cookies

In recent weeks, my life has been taken over by lemons (part of my Advanced Higher Chemistry project). So to prevent the leftovers going to waste, I came up with a recipe for lemon and blueberry cookies…

Positive Vibes Only

Exams begin in less than two months - we are now very much into the “make or break” phase of the year. Here’s a reminder of all of the reasons you have to stay positive in this final stretch.

Vegan Chocolate PBJ Cookies

Peanut butter and jelly - a classic American combo. So I’ve attempted to fuse chocolate cookies and PBJ into a single recipe that I planned, executed and tasted all within the space of an hour! I’m delighted with the flavours and hope you like them too…

18 Simple Ways to De-Stress

Oh hooray, it’s March - typically the most busy and stressful month at school. As I mentioned last month, remembering to relax is so important when balancing school work with the rest of your life - we all need time off to chill out a little and de-stress. So here’s a list of what I believe to be some of the best ways to de-stress…

Should You Switch Off Your Phone?

There’s no denying it: we’re addicted to our phones. Since the start of 2019 I have been making a concerted effort to cut down on my screen time and I’m most definitely noticing the benefits. So why should you give it a try too?

The Ultimate Mexican Bowls

Mexican food is undoubtedly one of my favourite cuisines - burritos, tacos, chilli, nachos, enchiladas… the list goes on! So here’s a recipe for the ultimate Mexican bowls, filled with moreish black beans, spicy roasted vegetables, fresh salsa and guacamole, and a few extra sides too…

Colour Coordination is Key

I love using colour. My system for using highlighters helps me hugely when studying and staying organised, so here’s a little insight into how I do it. Give it a go if you fancy…

Vegan Coffee Cupcakes

Ever since visiting Tamper in Sheffield a couple of months ago, my love for coffee has been taken to a whole new level. So to celebrate this delicious caffeinated drink I’ve come up with a simple recipe for vegan coffee cupcakes…

Pillow Jackets: the Key to Surviving Winter

I’m a summer person. I love the long, warm, sunny days (not that we get many in Glasgow!). Not quite so much my cup of tea are the cold, dark and wet winter days... Until I got a pillow jacket…

A Beginner’s Guide to Bullet Journalling

A Beginner’s Guide to Bullet Journalling

The bullet journalling trend has blown up in recent years. I jumped on the bandwagon last August but only really started to get creative with my new journal for 2019 (thanks to my mum for the perfect colour choice!).

Remember to Relax

Prelims (aka mocks in England) are finally done and results are coming in. I’m guessing there are a lot of mixed feelings about results - delighted, relieved, indifferent, disappointed, surprised?

Picnic Cafe

Thank you Glasgow for being such a great city for vegans! There are endless cafes and restaurants listed on HappyCow in Glasgow, but Picnic is (without doubt) my favourite.