Dear Diary,

It’s been a while. I’ve barely posted anything here in the past five months, and what I have published has been – if I do say so myself – shite. After a year of semi-regular, decently funny blogging, I seem to have fallen down the proverbial well into the proverbial underground lake of unfunny, rare […]

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Making a House a Home

Before I moved to Prague about six months ago, I lived in an alternating sequence of student halls, my childhood bedroom, and shared flats. Student accommodation, as even a cursory understanding of the documentary series Fresh Meat will tell you, is a hellscape of ununpacked stuff and unwelcome mould. My childhood bedroom, when I was occupying […]

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Fantastic Inventions

Lately I’ve caught myself replacing smart comments with cynicism in an effort to seem cool. As everyone who’s actually cool knows, that is annoying and toxic – not to mention transparent – so I’ve decided to cut that out by consciously making an effort to appreciate stuff that’s fantastic. And, credit where credit is due, humans […]

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How many people can fit in stuff?

A post for your entertainment and education. Sometimes, you really need to know exactly how many people will fit in a washing machine. This blog is for those times. How many people can fit in the Sun (centre of our solar system)? 33,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 peopleSource: How many people can fit in the gap between the train […]

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I generally try and avoid infecting my blog with my pretentious and derivative taste in poetry – I prefer to keep pure satire-cum-thoughtsaboutpigeons – but I’ve had this in my head for a few days now, and I think it’s lovely. Ocean. Ocean, get up. The most beautiful part of your body is where it’s headed. & remember, loneliness […]

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A Debate

Reasons to knit Reasons to knot – Creative hobbies are good for the soul– Being in touch with wool (& synthetic substitutes) is character building– Fluff– Repetitive action is calming– The capacity to make socks will make you an invaluable member of any tribe should the apocalypse come  – The courage to take pointy things on […]

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