Surviving Employment

I worked about twice as many hours as usual last week, in three different jobs. It was an unusual week, I’m not that hard working, but I’ve learned just a few things. You know more than you think you know. You are capable of the task at hand. If you’re not, you’re probably not expected…… Continue reading Surviving Employment



(PRON. Hooga) The darkest months of cold and bitterness and of lengthy dreariness weigh the limbs and weary the mind. Without the energy and liveliness and light of summer time, what is left behind? Hygge is a Danish concept, which focuses not on the dark, cold aspects of winter, but on the cosy and the luxurious. It’s…… Continue reading Hygge


Limelight, take Flight

The people we value in our society are the people who are perched on the top rung of their ladders. We idolise those who have excelled, and as a media-driven society, we shine a spotlight in their face and expect a moral pillar by which we can base our actions. Talented at football? Acting? Singing?…… Continue reading Limelight, take Flight


Autumn Playlist

This is the soundtrack to the looming winter and the ticking off of quizzes and assignments, and booking my accommodation in London and skyping my long-distance friends. 10. Hello Hello – Missy Higgins 9. Make Me Cry – Noah Cyrus 8. Things We Lost in the Fire – Janet Devlin 7. Laughing…… Continue reading Autumn Playlist


Rosie Chai

It’s warm inside which is lucky because it’s cold outside, because the sky’s realised it isn’t summer anymore and maybe it’s sorry for that heatwave which lasted for weeks. There’s smoke in the sky because all the fires are burning and one day we’ll be sorry for that pollution which lasted for centuries. But I…… Continue reading Rosie Chai


In Fact, Not.

We’re listening to a ghostly string quartet, lights dimmed, and everyone’s a little confused but the lecturer says its to set the deathly tone of our lecture on elegies. I’ve got a cup of banana flavoured black tea, which sounds disgusting as I type it, but it’s good. I wore a woolly jumper because it…… Continue reading In Fact, Not.