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The Accepted Wisdom About Your Future

If you have been anywhere near or in an educational institution in the last twenty years, the chances are that you have heard the Accepted Wisdom about your Future. How … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Realising you’re in love

The entire compendium of romantic comedies, 200 years of English literature and the agony aunt column from Cosmo would have you believe that we are in a constant marathon to … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Being Single at Christmas

And so this is Christmas. And what have you done, another year over and still no special one… It’s the Christmas Carol ringing out around Christmas parties, tables, family get-togethers … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Catching Public Transport

Part of the joy of living in the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ is the rather good public transport facilities we enjoy. Sure, they’re not run with German efficiency but at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Melting

Humans. We’re bred tough. We’re told to suck it up. We’ve gotta get up and dust ourselves off, we’ve got to keep trucking, we’ve gotta roll with the punches, take … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking a Holiday

The Dictionary Definition of a Holiday…   holiday n. – 1. a period of time during which one takes a break from all regular daily activities and travels to another … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Girls guide to a boys heart on Instagram

Being a girl on Instagram is a difficult pursuit. I am not envious of the struggles and ambivalence that the day-to-day Gramma’ must encounter. There is not only the usual … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Things you MUST do over the Christmas break.

1. Get in touch with a favourite childhood hobby We are only young once but it doesn’t mean we can’t pretend, right? Think back to those halcyon days of blissful … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Perspective

Have you ever had a day when it all just seemed like it was too much? Your fuel gauge is on empty on the way to work so you have … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Graduate Job Hunting

You’ve finished your degree, you’ve bought a new suit, you’ve shaved off your beardy and you’ve traded in your shoes with Velcro for ones with laces. Adulthood, being a grown … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cinnamon

History: Cinnamon has been around since before Adam wore board shorts. Specifically it was around when Moses wore them (pre-Red Sea parting escapades). It has scented the beds of the … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Short History of the Freemasons

(as interpreted by a completely biased 21st century unhistorian) Once upon a time there were some dudes that built stuff. More specifically blokes that worked with freestone such as sandstone … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Waking up early

Let me preface this by saying that I was one of the worlds best at sleeping in. I was a student until 23 and made the most of the flexible … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Life Without Facebook

It may be a good idea to start by elucidating a brief insight as to why I left Facebook initially. Don’t get me wrong I think Facebook is an excellent … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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