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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Write What You Love

Reader, we can all agree I’m at the top of my game, professionally, academically, and socially. As everyone knows, life is made up of these three components, and, yes, I’ve reached the peak of success in every aspect of my existence. Observe the following thoughts: Career It’s a universal truth that a successful professional life […]

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Unknown Known

It’s done: suitcase packed and unpacked, goods byed, ports passed. I’m back in the greatest of Britains, the most united of kingdoms. In the space of (heck) five days, I’ve changed country, time zone, and jumped between two cities. I have savoured the most Czech of all flavours (Too Much Višňovka) and the most Sheffieldest […]

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