Lifestyle

5 Ways of Reviving Your Dying and Dull Christmas

“When Christmas turns into a form of repetition, where we do the same things at the same time, it becomes a bit like the digital world. Things are either on or off. Ones and zeros. The Mulled wine when people arrive. The lunch serves dead on at 1 pm — the after-dinner coffee at 3. This repetition can be reassuring, the one time of the year when everything is predictable. It runs ‘like clockwork’. It is what we always do. It can also feel repetitious in a negative way – dull, lifeless, something to be endured, not savoured.” (Read More)

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Sic Transit Gloria Bantz

“I utterly despise banter. Not the humorous conversation between people you are familiar with, which is the traditional and proper definition of the term ‘banter’ at least as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary. The sort of pleasant, light-hearted and time-limited back and forth between family, friends and colleagues that can often produce happy memories or progress the working day to its glorious end” (Read More)

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Summer Is Coming

The short humorous article lists the authors’ reasons for why, contrary to popular opinion, summer is actually a massive conspiracy that we are all too scared to say we dislike. (Read More)

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Why I hate vegans

“Taxidermy is soon to be found only upon the walls of edgy right-wing night-clubs. Veganism is on the ascent and has quickly become an echo-chamber of sanctimony and righteous indignation. Quinoa and tofu; pine nuts and avocado: these are the altars at which the vegan worships, and the vegan worships loudly.” (Read More)

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Review: Polpo (Maiden Lane Branch) / London

When looking in London for a restaurant that isn’t hugely expensive and is possible to get into without booking there’s quite a few options to go from. Admittedly turning up at 6.30pm helps, but we walked into Polpo, (the Maiden Lane branch) and were shown straight to a table – we did pick the time just right though as shortly after a standing room only queue formed which I suspect was there for the rest of the night. (Read More)