Summer festival survival tips

Summer festival survival tips

Creamfields, Lovebox, Bestival, Latitude, Download, Houghton, the legendary Glastonbury. There are too many to count and, if festivals are your thing, the UK is a great place to be in the summer months. However, as an avid festival goer, there’s no doubt that knowing what to pack and how to pack it is a stressful thought in the days in the lead up to those...

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A win for women

A win for women

The women’s world cup final or Love Island? Initially I asked my mum if we could turn the channel over to ITV to watch the drama unfurl in Casa Amore, however, after she pleaded with me to carry on watching the USA beat the Netherlands 2 - 0 last night, I realised that this was more than a decision about television; it was a matter...

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16 hours and 38 minutes

16 hours and 38 minutes

Summer solstice, which this year fell on 21st June, was always one of my favourite days of the year, promising a chorus of birdsong beginning at 3.55 am and a fluorescent sun waiting, until at least 10pm, to dip into the horizon. It was one of my favourite days of the year until my sister, being the Debbie downer that she is, made me realise...

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Father's Day success

Father's Day success

I can’t imagine a more difficult person to buy for than my father. When I was little, my mum used to buy him socks and boxer shorts on my behalf for Christmas, birthdays and father’s day. Now I am, just, beginning to fend for myself as an adult, I have to choose, pay for and wrap the various crap I manage to find online. So,...

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Alexander Hamilton and a tuna melt

Alexander Hamilton and a tuna melt

New York. The first time I went to New York was when I was seven on a family holiday. We arrived at the airport, were greeted by a stretch limo that took us to our accommodation, the very aptly named, ‘Quality Hotel’, and spent two weeks wading through the snow exploring every tourist trap we possibly could. The main things I remember from that very...

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Hug Your Cat Day (and other stories)

Hug Your Cat Day (and other stories)

Yesterday (June 5th 2019) was not only Enela Camero Piscopia’s 373rd Birthday, the date is also dedicated to two national celebrations: Global Running Day and National Environment Day. Something also incredibly important about the first few days of June, other than the fact that the sun is beginning to warm up and Love Island has started, is that the 4th of June is celebrated as...

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