Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas, student loans, and great fire logs

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a great day!

After months of wrestling with student finance england, I've finally got all my loans and grants, and I've just about got enough to get by. I've read about students debt consolidation loans, and I'll probably do that and consolidate it with a mortgage when I get my own place after leaving uni, you get lower interest rates I believe, as being in London rent is quite expensive and next year I can't stay in student accomodation, so I'm probably going to have to take out a separate loan.  People have got really up in arms about the fee rises in the uk but from what I've read its actually cheaper for the poorer students, the only ones that pay more are the ones who will earn more which is fairer, but still a shame but the money has to come from somewhere. It's a real shame there aren't more jobs going, I've applied for a fair few and have yet to get an interview. It's really hard, nearly everywhere requires you have previous experience in the role which I just don't have. /rant

We've got these great fire logs at home now, they're made from compacted sawdust and other recycled stuff, I don't know exactly what they're called but I thought people need to know about them. They burn for ages, come in easily stackable plastic packs, you don't need to have coal with them, are dead dry and light easily, and are only a little smokey when they just start burning, and are pretty cheap. Great to get by in the winter with the failing oil deliveries, and relates to a previous post.

Night night and Merry Christmas!


  1. Being a student is pretty crap sometimes :(

  2. Student fees seem to go up yearly here in the United States, it really sucks. I lost half my loans this year so it super sucks.

    Those logs are great, they have them here across the pond as well, they are very handy. Though I prefer the smell of fresh wood, but that's not always handy.

  3. yes, agree with Brut, hate them, too. ;)

  4. You better start saving up to pay off all of those loans and such.
    Good luck with your finances though.
    And that little bit about the logs is so random yet interesting. If it wasn't so hot down here most of the time during the Winter I would've definitely look into them.

  5. merry christmas friend
    loved the blog

  6. This is making me even more scared of college...

  7. The debilitating student loans, I'm still trying to get them repaid.