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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Although they’ve been called rats of the sky and dusty disaster doves, pigeons have a special place in my heart. I love the way that they, like the humble canal, represent a marriage of urban and natural elements – they’re creatures and they poo outside (which, despite my friends’ protests, is certainly natural), but they also live in […]


Simple joys

I’d been struggling to see the sunshine in life, but for the last few days I’ve felt glorious: positive, full of life, and with a healthy appetite for fun (and, also, for food). It’s one of the unfortunate truths in life that the principles of mindfulness are much easier to follow when you’re feeling good […]

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Teaching Pronunciation

As those of you who obsessively note down details about me will know, I’m living in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, at the moment. In order to make money and fill my days, I’m splitting my time between teaching English, working on a reception, translating, and (this is what eats up the most […]

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