This post is a second draft. The first draft was so self-indulgent that I deleted it out of spite. If the first one was deemed too much and this one has achieved a glowing acceptable, just imagine how much too much the first try was. Dearest friends, relatives, and that one guy who likes everything […]

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Arthur the Cat

I don’t know if this is exclusive to Sheffield, but lots of people I know here report an incidence of Six Dinner Sids. For the philistines amongst you who aren’t familiar with Inga Moore’s timeless classic (4.33 stars on Good Reads – pretty impressive), the titular Sid enjoys six meals a day by turning up […]

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The Role of Marriage

Reader, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I’ve recently returned to Sheffield to complete my undergraduate degree. I’m in my fourth year of Russian, Czech and Polish and – yes – it’s as fun as it sounds. As a consequence of having taken a little two year study break, I have completely forgotten all […]

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Sheffield Revisited

This is meant to be a pun on Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel, Brideshead Revisited. I don’t know if it was a good punning choice because – and I don’t like to admit this – I’ve never read Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel, Brideshead Revisited. The Good, The Bad, The Clichéd Has the “Hey did you know […]

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An Apology

I haven’t written anything in almost a full calendar month and gone a full lunar month. Reader, I’m sorry. I know you rely on my droplets of wisdom at least bi-weekly to keep your Ro-levels within a medically advisable range. Here’s what I’ve been doing instead of blogging: Editing pictures of concrete buildings to look […]

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