This question is one I meet with dread and horror. Whether posed by an anxious friend looking to compare notes on graduate life or your Grandma has just walked in on you making your second All Day Breakfast of the afternoon the question ‘What are you doing?’ inevitably fills me with shame and dread. Having… Read More What Are You Doing?
This week Chinese athlete Fu Yuanhui won the praise of the world press, breaking the taboo about female athletes talking about their periods in the media. These professionals achieve physical excellence often in incredibly harsh conditions, not least being visited by cramping, should their period arrive just when they are about to compete. Needless to… Read More Periods: Perpetuating The Pain
I know too many people who will disregard a film because it is ‘foreign’. We seem to think that watching a French film is pretentious (cue ‘Bleau’) that watching an Iranian film is irrelevant or watching an Italian film that no one else knows about is pointless, if it were any good there would be… Read More Subtitles Are Not Scary
This post has taken a while because, while it’s good to write a review fresh, some films demand that you sit with them for a bit to let the dust of your new post-that-film life settle. Such a film was ‘Room’. ‘Room’, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, follows the story of ‘Ma’,… Read More Why You Should Drop Everything To See ‘Room’
We all have them, you meet and five seconds later you are besets friends!!! It may only last an evening, it may only last an hour or your newest shiniest buddy may be a long-term pal. Anyway I thought we should definitely go through all the ways we can be the best instant friends (with a few anecdotes… Read More Instant Friends
Doing my reading this week, I was brushing up on a cheeky bit of basic Buddhist psychology. Bearing in mind my dissertation is meant to be on Buddhist psychology you’d think I’d have nailed the basics over the last two years but moving on… I was once again confronted with the idea of wholesome and… Read More The Chain of Happiness
One thing I’ve always loved is travelling. So when Adam came to me with the idea of going to Latvia (perhaps one of the lesser travelled Baltic countries) my answer was of course ‘Why not?’. Though it seemed a strange choice for a couples holiday to many the self-proclaimed ‘Paris of the north’ made perfect… Read More How I Love Latvia