I posted a short compilation of some of the advice I’ve been given over the years, but if you’re anything like me, you need as much help as you can get. With that in mind, here’s a couple more tips for your assessment. Go gluten free. A bunch of people, probably tired of hearing me […]Read More More Assorted Advice!
I’m the kind of person that attracts unsolicited advice. Friends, acquaintances, sometimes even strangers on the bus – people of all walks of life take it upon themselves to bestow onto me all manner of pearls of wisdom, ranging from advice on how to find the best pub to stylistic writing conventions. It’s not uncommon […]Read More Miscellaneous Advice From the Well-Intentioned: Part One
-or:- My First Three Months in Russia: a Culinary Journey I just got home from the second leg of my year abroad, an invigorating semester-long stint in St Petersburg. Whilst I can honestly say the past four months have been the best of my life, winter in Russia wasn’t without its challenges – for example, […]Read More How to Stay Healthy When You Don’t Have Regular Access to Fresh Vegetables
When you start learning a language, the first two years of oral lessons are spent responding to surprisingly formulaic questions about your opinion – they’re always to do with some inoffensive, general topic that everyone relates to somehow. At school it was usually about uniform or homework; in first year we graduated to the lofty […]Read More How to cope with the grossest season of them all
“Rosie,” they say in awe, “your skin is so grainy. Your hair defies all known laws of physics. Did you know irons exist?” I’m used to the public’s veneration by now; I nod modestly and try and change the subject, but my admirers are unstoppable. “You look like an extra in a film about rickets,” […]Read More Beauty Regime