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Mot Du Jour, Musings & Memories

So here we are again. The weeks seem to be flying by with greater and greater velocity and it can be easy to think that we are standing still, stuck even, in an unchanging world. I have been prone to these thoughts once or twice this week myself. The truth is though, things are moving […]

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5 Things To Look Forward To

Well, 2021 has certainly started with a bang, hasn’t it? Okay, so I know we somewhat unfairly put 2021 under a lot of pressure to perform better than 2020, but this backlash during the first full week of the year seems a little excessive. Democracy under threat in the United States with Trump supporters storming […]

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Opinion

The Problem with #winning

In the spirit of this brand New Year we find ourselves in and all the reflection taking place, I have found myself thinking a lot about the idea of #winning. Is #winning really as important as we think it is, and more than that, does it even feel that good when you win? I started […]

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2020 Musings & A New Year In Sight

I have spent the last few days of this profoundly strange post-Christmas, pre-New Year period on my sofa in tracksuits, eating copious amounts of Lindor choccies and Rafaellos, watching films of varying quality. Whether it is all the chocolate bloat or the fact that Christmas is now over, I am left feeling a bit ‘meh’. […]

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Arts and Culture

Music To Feed Your Soul

As a distraction from all of the nightmarish developments happening in our country (and around the globe) right now, my friend and I have started up a music club. We decide on an album to listen to; one week she picks, the next I do. Then, we go off and listen to the album for […]

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A Letter To My Pre-Pandemic Self

Dear me, You don’t know it yet but this year is going to be one for the ages, and not for the reasons you might think. Forget that ‘new year, new start’ nonsense that social media has been feeding you. While you are at it, you might as well forget the fact that it is […]

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Arts and Culture

Early Noughties Reverie

Over the past week, I have watched Freaky Friday, Mickey Blue Eyes, The Holiday and Meet The Parents, and can thereby confirm no era did lighthearted comedy like the early Noughties. Full disclosure: Mickey Blue Eyes was actually released in ’99, but you see what I mean… I wonder if I am the only one […]

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Opinion

Dream Dinner Party Guest List

Growing up, I found it helpful to follow certain actors, musicians, writers and activists as it allowed me to cultivate an understanding of who I wanted to be, the values I wanted to embody and what I wanted to do with my life.

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Christmas Bucket List for the Year of the Apocalypse

While the Christmas parties and large family gatherings might be on hold for the time being, I hope that this bucket list reminds you that Christmas can be fun, even if you’re just staying home.