I’m back from my holidays, and after two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia I return no more tanned (monsoon season is not the time to go if seeking sun) although slightly burnt after falling asleep on a sunbed on the one day we did receive sun; depleted of blood from the number of mosquitoes that … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 3 (The Birth)
Right, I have an exam this afternoon so writing a blog post is definitely not what I should be doing this morning. But, I’m aware that you’ve probably been in a state of anticipation for weeks waiting to find out how Keith, my newborn sourdough starter, is fairing (I know you haven’t, I just need … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 2 (Plus Another Unrelated Recipe)
Today I read an article proclaiming that the next trend to hit the culinary high street, is cheese tea. Tea, which I’m assured comes in an array of different flavours like jasmine and oolong and the hailed grassy powdered turd that is matcha, topped with whipped cheese to ‘detract from the natural bitterness of the … Continue reading Please, Asia, Keep Your Cheese Tea
It’s been a while, and as I’m currently sat here festering in my room with a hangover that has rendered everything besides sitting, sleeping, eating and watching documentaries as too much effort, I thought I’d write a blog post to give myself the sense that I’ve achieved something today. I thought that the expanse of … Continue reading The Niceness of Talking About Things Out Loud
It’s been a while since I’ve had a good moan/rant about anything on here. I think in the midst of writing my final English essays (possibly ever?!? Actually don’t jinx it Pip, a Masters might be around the corner if a job opportunity doesn’t emerge soon…) I’ve either reached a state of contentment with the … Continue reading Why is David Baddiel a Restaurant Critic and I’m Not?
IT’S MY 21ST BIRTHDAY TOMORROW but first, after a small hiatus to write 6000 words worth of essay and start to plan my dissertation (I got as far as looking up the submission date and thinking ‘nah, I have time’ before going back to watching When Harry Met Sally), I’m back with the promised post … Continue reading On Norway (AND MY BIRTHDAY)
Recently I’ve seen a lot of articles/videos/TED talks etc about the Draconian education system we’re currently stuck in – the advance of STEM subjects and neglecting of the arts, the misguided emphasis that’s placed on exam results and neglecting of students that might work in a different but equally as valuable way. ‘If you judge a … Continue reading The Misconception of Sprouts/Sprouts and Education