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Explore: Winter Wonderland

It’s the now annual pop-up festive event that people flock to every Christmas. A beautiful sight? Uh, no. Happy tonight? I guess. Yep, walking in the Winter Wonderland is essentially the lovechild of a dodgy German Christmas market and Blackpool…

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Music: Christmas Playlist

I’m obsessed with making lists. Apparently it’s a Virgo thing. Maybe it’s because I have to organise everything from my meals to my outfits weeks in advance. So obviously the next logical step is to share these lists with the…

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Film: 50/50

I went to see 50/50 on one premise only: It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I don’t normally like films with Seth Rogen in, and I wasn’t sure if a comedy about getting cancer would be a bit to close to the…

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Explore: The Astronomers’ Ball – Royal Observatory, 22/10/11

Last Saturday night I spent my evening at the beautiful Royal Observatory in Greenwich for the science-based geekery fest that is the Astronomer’s Ball. Set on top of a hill in Greenwich park, the observatory overlooks amazing views of London, with…

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Life: What is the Value of a Degree?

The title of this post is a question that seems to be getting flung around a lot in the media recently, and was also the topic of debate of an episode of ‘Up For Hire‘ I was in the audience…

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Life: A Very Happy Birthday!

Well, it’s been 5 days since I turned 23 and I’ve only been able to write about it now because it was it’s taken me this long to get over the excitement! This year my birthday went beyond all excitement…

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Music: Bestival 2011 – the music

Friday Patrick Wolf  He was as enigmatic as I had expected him to be. I’m always entranced by solo performers who can capture a crowd and fill a room in such a lively way. It takes a certain someone to…

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Music: Bestival 2011

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it was the Bestival of times, it was the Worstival of times. This weekend I attended Bestival on the Isle of Wight – the last major festival of the season, but the first one for me…

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Music: Amanda Palmer – Heaven, 02/09/11

If there’s one thing to say about Amanda Palmer, it would be that she knows how to put on a show. But this would be a pretty rubbish post if I just said that. It would also completely underplay the…

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