4 Breakfast Spots in Southsea

Why is breakfast such a thing these days? Did it come into fashion with Carrie Bradshaw and just not leave? Or did I just become adult enough to realise it’s the best meal to go out for. You can do it hungover. You don’t have to dress up, (but obvs can if you fancy it). […]

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Third Year So Far…

I’ll set the scene: It’s a stormy October evening. The heating is finally on and I’m cosily perched on my bed. Lamp on, good music, blankets, the whole sweater-weather doctrine. I’ve had a cute day catching up with my dad. Yesterday I handed in my first assignment of third year, so I’m giving myself an […]

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Lower Than Atlantis, Brixton Academy 17.03.17

I have been to three gigs, since my last gig review and not posted once. Oops. I’ve learnt that if I don’t write these posts immediately after the gig, then I loose the (shudder at how cringe this word is) ‘essence’ of it. Either which way, on Friday night I got to see four bands […]

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13 Stages of a Student Night Out 

It’s a Wednesday as I’m writing this and if you keep reading, you’ll understand that I’m approaching stage 2. These stages are not student exclusive I’m sure, but they’ve rung pretty true of my own student experience. Normally, and in my pre-student life, I’m a keen fan of the casual night out with ‘potential for escalation’. […]

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Do We Expect Too Much of Twenty-Somethings?

Strap in kids and prepare for one of those blog posts. The brain fart type. Incidentally, I was supposed to post this Sunday but I keep adding to it, so it is the least organised word vom compilation ever. This is a little summin’ summin’ my mind has been stewing up for the last few weeks, […]

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Student Life: The Housing Crisis

This week alone, I’ve had about 12 emails from my estate agents informing us that we have viewings and will we please tidy up! Therefore, you lucky freshers out there are starting to think about second year and moving into a private student house. So, I present to you (fanfare please), your step-by-step guide to acquiring and […]

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11 Things About Being Home

When I’m not at university in Portsmouth, I live in this scarily idyllic town in Essex. It’s the sort of place where people still get their milk delivered, locking your bike is a waste of time, the train station has one platform and hanging baskets, and it could well be a serial killer story backdrop. It’s […]

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Life and Career Lessons From My Dad

This starts a little bit like an unofficial biography. So, before I proceed I will disclaim; my dad has not given me permission to quote him, nor is he aware of this post (or most the things I do), so it’s not like I sat down and interviewed him. These are just lessons and teeny […]

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Twin Atlantic, Pyramids Centre 14.10.2016

I think the pinnacle of Twin Atlantic, is precisely what my housemate said about them: They seem like a pop-punk boy band, and then you listen to them. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen the proud Glaswegian boys in action; in fact I saw them at their crescendo in Brixton last year, a venue […]

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21 BEFORE 21

There is a moth and another questionable creature buzzing around my room,  harassing me. Do I deserve this kind of torment at my age? Because OH YEAH, it’s my 21st birthday, as of about 29 minutes ago. I have just returned to you, and to Ol’ Blighty after a long weekend in my favourite place […]

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