Category: Life

A Year

So apparently it's been a whole year since I've visited these parts. 'These parts' being WordPress. This is technically not true. I've dropped by occasionally. Sat in front of the computer, willing myself to write something for it to just... not happen. For a while I had excuses - I was abroad and then I … Continue reading A Year

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Sunday Matinee) @ Criterion Theatre, 17/7/16

Ultimately, I went into this play not sure what to expect. I came out delighted and wanting to see more. With so much negativity in the world, we need more of Bank Robbery's and Mischief's outrageous, bright and inventive brand of theatre. We need more comedy that is both simple and inventive, and this is exactly that. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Reflections on University

Everything I thought I hadn't got out of my university experience, I definitely did get and beyond. Mia in 2013 would never have expected to achieve half of what Mia in 2016 has. To be anything other than proud and grateful would feel disingenous. I definitely did make the right choice, and the impact of my university experience is still reaping benefits, for the time being, at least.

“A compromise too far” – Iain Duncan Smith and the realities of being poor in the UK

In the same week as Chancellor George Osborne released his budget that saw further cuts to disability benefits while the most wealthy get tax cuts, the (now former) Secretary for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith resigned from his post, citing concerns about the juxtaposition of these unfair cuts to welfare for the most vulnerable … Continue reading “A compromise too far” – Iain Duncan Smith and the realities of being poor in the UK