The Fight For Independent Media

Recently, an event occurred in Poland which saw the Polish government attempting to control the flow of independent media in the entire country. Due to the fact that this was a pivotal moment that was mostly ignored by international media even though it carries extremely heavy complications to the rights of Polish citizens, I decidedContinue reading “The Fight For Independent Media”

How Bon Ton can get you out of uncomfortable situations

Have you ever been in that situation where you didn’t know whether you should tell a person in front of you that they have something stuck between her teeth?Have you ever been introduced to someone and you didn’t really know wether you should shake hands, or just smile or say something?Well, bon ton, or “goodContinue reading “How Bon Ton can get you out of uncomfortable situations”

Chance encounters

Lockdown! Isolate! Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. But what about chance encounters, the moments that surprise and astound us? I asked a few people about their chance encounters that left a lasting impression.  Kieran Murphy, 18, from Dagenham Whist on a school trip to Brighton myself and my girlfriend were looking for anContinue reading “Chance encounters”

How To Read More Books In 2021

Tsundoku (noun, Japanese)buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves and floors and nightstands Oniochalasia (noun, English)buying or shopping as a method of stress relief or relaxation Raise your hand if you’re guilty of one or both of the above. Looking around my room now, I have books on myContinue reading “How To Read More Books In 2021”

Small Pleasures

It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s only 4pm. January plus lockdown is proving to be a difficult combination to get through. Getting anything done, being remotely productive or feeling any excitement about the day and week ahead has it’s challenges. So I need this reminder as much as anybody else; focus on finding the small pleasuresContinue reading “Small Pleasures”

4 Books You Need To Read In Lockdown

In the midst of quarantine and yet another national lockdown, people have found different ways to entertain themselves and make the most of the involuntary surplus of time on our hands. While it’s easy to lose yourself in that new Netflix show or broadening your horizons in the culinary world, I have personally found myselfContinue reading “4 Books You Need To Read In Lockdown”

Occupying Yourself During Lockdown – is Running Safe at Night?

Another lockdown has greeted us in the early days of the new year. Yes, we all expected better. We all hoped for a new year to be a new start, a new way of thinking, of succeeding, of being a healthier country, particularly with the new vaccine coming our way. But here we are, stampedContinue reading “Occupying Yourself During Lockdown – is Running Safe at Night?”

Why Americans are Impeaching Now

On January 7th, the four hour insurrection at the United States Capitol dominated the news internationally, with governments, celebrities, and brands across the world publicly condemning the violence, white supremacy, and attempted overthrow of democracy. In the days following, there have been a number of responses to how the American government should handle the presidentContinue reading “Why Americans are Impeaching Now”

When your body attacks!

Sitting in the living room, a stitch in my ribs is forcing me to wiggle in my chair hoping to find comfort.  “I need a subject matter to write an article about!” I pondered aloud. As is often the case in my house, unless I am offering food or money, I am ignored. Shifting inContinue reading “When your body attacks!”

New Year, Same You

It’s a new year, 2021 has arrived and as we say goodbye to a year that has changed all our lives in so many ways, it seems we have not been given a rest bite from the onslaught of advertisements that appear at the start of every January. Despite the strangeness of these times andContinue reading “New Year, Same You”