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A Place Worth Knowing

In Lenton, there is a place lit entirely by gas lamps. Go there in the evening and it’s like stepping straight into a Victorian night. The houses are old and huge, and some of the roads are wide enough to host a slalom. There are trees that I’ve no idea the names of, but are …

REMEMBER to do this before you leave for Winter break

LOCK your windows, your doors, your drawers, your little notepads with their tiny silver padlocks. IGNORE if you want to be burgled/have your secrets read.   BID farewell to those you live with. WISH them a merry Christmas, if you are still fond of their personalities.   EAT all of the nonsense inside of your …

Time at University Travels Fast

I can say with the old wistful eyes of a student in his final year, that my time at university has flown by like a black bat in the night-time. Three years isn’t so long. The days are brief and spritely and race along fast. It is Winter, already. Mince pies are waking from their …

5 Things You Must Do This Summer Lest It Be Wasted

Learn to Surf The sea seems pretty when there’s land beneath your feet but if you’ve ever come into contact with the vast thing, you’ll be aware that its appearance is a lie, its shining surface is lovely icing on a bad sponge. The sea is cold, upsets the tongue and tum when sipped, and …

Swine Shoe Scandal – An Open Apology From The Inventor

You are likely here in seek of clarity. Having heeded the cries of scaremongers, you wonder whether it is true, whether it can be that the boy is responsible for what has been dubbed ‘the collapse of nature’. It was only in January of this year that I proudly wrote on this platform of my …

Leftovers

Here is an article concerning leftovers and how you can acquire them – a fantastic and very clever segue from Shweta’s recent article on bargainous bites. I will let you in on a little secret: this term, leftover food has been my lifeblood. These leftovers were not obtained by foul means but rather via an …

Revision Refreshments

Dainties These are little shrivelled fruits often dusted with sugar (the fig dainties pictured forgo this accessory). Succumbing to the powerful temptation of a dried fruit dainty produces a thrilling, impish, almost minx-like sensation akin to the buzz one feels when engaging in a mild act of thievery. Do not feign innocent confusion, you are …

Harnessing Stress

Whenever I feel particularly stressed, I kneel down low and tuck my limbs in towards my tum to become very small and sweet; I’ve studied the hedgehog and in this here sequence of movements, I mimic its famous ball-up technique. I will flatter myself by writing that I am able to achieve an uncanny likeness …

The Art of the Shortcut

I am a connoisseur not of wine or jazz, but of shortcuts. My mind craves efficiency and is constantly calculating ways to streamline my travels. Once you recognise that a 30-minute trek can be shortened to a 10-minute march, I believe that you too will become host to this invaluable craving. Here, I aim to …

How to Avoid Making Impulse Purchases

Consider the wallet, Guardian of Cash. Consider the ease with which it fails in its duty as keeper of finances. The owner need only perform a quick pluck, a muscle memory motion, and there it is, torn from its denim hideaway, exposed to a cashier with eyes that track the owner’s hand as it performs …