Multilingual Business

Everyone who knows me I’m sure is aware of my love of language learning – my irritating joy at seeing a Chinese character I recognise, my dogged determination to decipher German board game rules, my truly dreadful French claim-to-fame of basically being able to order a cheese and ham sandwich… But I don’t just love […]

Video Capturing Lectures

A fairly heated debate is happening in my university at the moment around whether or not lectures should be video captured. One of the SU’s executive officers has written this post. I commented, but stupidly overwrote my clipboard before I pasted it into this post (FML) so I’ll summarise: The good: People like Dash (dyspraxic, […]

Day 8: LGBTQ

Today and for most of this week I’ve been enjoying the wonderful internet presence of the LGBTQ community. It was always a foregone conclusion that I would be a massive gay rights advocate and gay supporter in general, two or my closest friends are gay and I would describe my own orientation as flexible – […]

An Autumn Love Affair…

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue; Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn Among the river sallows, borne aloft Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft The […]

Thank You

My wonderful boyfriend said something to me today that made me want to say a general ‘thank you’ to everyone who has cheered me up when I wasn’t feeling particularly attractive, but more than anyone, I want to thank my wonderful partner of eight and a half years, who always knows how to make me […]


I don’t mind rain. And I’m certainly not of the opinion that it “rains all the time” here in the UK (it’s overcast a lot and people associate that with rain). But I’m not a huge fan of drizzle. It doesn’t have the comforting hammering of the Spring storm or Autumn downpour where the rain […]

Ready Player One – Earnest Cline

I am bereft, but happy.   This is the first time, for a long time, perhaps even over a year I have finished reading a book, and felt a physical sense of loss that the characters are leaving my life. Never have I had this so intensely as when I was a young teenager reading […]