After a brief week of hibernation to recharge my batteries, it's safe to say we've come back with all guns blazing- the past seven days have been a series of sensational breakthroughs. Sometimes a little rest is all that is needed to resume normality, other times the extra energy can propel you even further than … Continue reading A Vintage Week
So much time, so much daylight, and so many possibilities. So far this summer has been the sizzling slice of life that I had long been awaiting, and to think we're only in mid-July is certainly surprising. I've been relaxed when it comes to making plans because well, time is very much on our side, … Continue reading A Quiet Week
The announcement of Peter Capaldi's successor as the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor was always going to spark intense backlash and debate. When the announcement came earlier today, inevitably the internet went straight into overdrive. In an era where the concept of gender is more open than ever to interpretation, alongside the rise of the … Continue reading A Female Doctor: Destined for failure?
I had a feeling this week would be a good one, and it definitely did not disappoint. An amazing night at Tap, gorgeous weather, and another strong week of running, later rewarded by a very successful barbecue. After the previous tensions, this has definitely been the best week of the summer so far. Fuelling the … Continue reading Every Shade of Blue
The media frenzy over the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel from a fortnight ago continued to overshadow proceedings as F1 headed to Austria for the ninth round of the 2017 season. While all attention focused on the championship contenders' off-track interactions, one man did all of his talking on the track, and has … Continue reading Bottas: Championship Contender?
Ever since we were released from the confines of secondary education last year, the mere word "Tap" has fully lodged itself into the vocabulary of essentially anyone who has a regular view of the traffic cone forever sitting on the statue of Thomas Waghorn. It's a term which has become synonymous with summer in Medway, … Continue reading Summer Sweat
On Tuesday night the BBC aired a one-hour documentary based on the life of Tokyo-based 'idol' Rio Hiiragi, and her legions of 'brothers' who will seemingly stop at nothing to follow her, attend her concerts, and buy her merchandise. 'Tokyo Girls' attempts to offer an insight into the life of an idol, and the superfans … Continue reading Storyville- Tokyo Girls Review
Summer kicked up a gear this week. As the temperatures soared to highs of 33.3℃- breaking records that have stood since 1976- it wasn't long before I was back on familiar high streets, enjoying this blistering heat. On the subject of records, for the first time since 2006 it appears I might finally be getting … Continue reading Return to Rochester
After nine months in the student halls of Dinwiddy House, based in the star-studded Zone 1 area of London, my contract was finally set to expire, and my time in the capital would come to an end- at least for the first year, anyway. Ahead of me was one final week of noise eroding the … Continue reading Departing Dankweedy
It's been a week of pure drama. My penultimate week in London began with the tensions of one final exam, followed by the sheer explosiveness of the election, before ending with further excitement in the F1 and football. It's been a cracking way to round off a tough year. The Final Exam After a tortuous … Continue reading Finishing the First Feud