I’m the first to confess that I’m a bit of a Bah-Humbug about Halloween. Even as a kid, I dreaded it: eating witches’ toes (Wotsits) or eyeballs (chocolate wrapped in foil), knocking on strangers’ front doors and asking for sweets, face paint and fancy dress… And oh my god, the smell of fake blood makes … More What Not To Wear This Halloween
Hands up if you’re sick of hearing about Brexit. Brexit talks, Brexit deals, Brexit no-deal… That’s the newest one, the no-deal. Amidst the hum of brexitbrexitbrexit, it took me a while to care enough to read up on it. Yes, I’m bored of Brexit but I also realise it’s my responsibility to stay informed. A … More Brexit: No Deal, No Gap Year?
I’ve spent a lot of time on American politics over the past few weeks and feel like it’s time to return home. British politics is a bit of a shit-show, although less dramatically so. Let me introduce Jacob Rees-Mogg. He is the MP for North East Somerset, a right-wing Conservative who has gained popularity within … More A Character Guide to The House of Commons
Since my last post on the Las Vegas shooting, I have been spending more time considering my stance on guns. I make it no secret that I am, in essence, a pacifist (although I realise that war is unavoidable in our current political state). Obviously, that means I’m not an advocate for civilians’ use and … More Why I Can’t Understand The Second Amendment
We’ve all experienced that heartbreaking moment when you have crafted a witty, thought-provoking, hilarious tweet. The best tweet you could have posted, catapulting you to overnight internet fame. Alas, all hopes of going viral are shot as you spy your final obstacle: the little red -1 in the bottom corner. You gulp. It is clear … More Twitter Gives Us Another Thing We Didn’t Ask For
Trump-induced fury (I feel like this should be recognised as a real medical ailment) has been ignited again within the world of sport when the President of the United States made rather bold statements about NFL players. I’ll keep it brief but essentially what happened was that at a Republican rally on Friday 22 September, … More Is Peaceful Protest Enough?
A blog post about not knowing what to write for a blog post? How meta. I’ve gone quiet online over the past few weeks, not just with my blog, but social media and even just private messaging. I found it so exhausting to keep up with and I needed a bit of a break from … More Scared To Blog?