Grand Designs is Good. Fight Me.

If I have a ‘happy place’, Grand Designs is it. It is just mildly thrilling enough not to be filler TV, but is still soothing. The Deep Heat of programmes. I’ve never had a particular interest in architecture, but I reckon neither has the average watcher. I’m always surprised by the warm, fuzzy feelings I …

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Moomintales

Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories have seen a renaissance in the last few years, their illustrations adorning bags and cards that offer an easy nostalgia hit. It’s easy to be sceptical of something that has come back largely in the form of merchandise. But when I started reading Tales from Moominvalley one night when I couldn’t …

A political blog

This is for all the men who choose the ‘apolitical’ option on their Bumble bios. I don’t think apoliticism exists. That is, if you take it literally as a complete lack of political values and interest in politics. But the reasons behind the decision to say that you are ‘apolitical’ do exist, and I don’t …

Brothers-a Tale of Two Sons: All the Times I Got Stuck And Why It’s Not My Fault

I am new to gaming. I’ve somehow always managed to surround myself with gamers at school, home and uni, despite being possibly the most frustrating person to play games with. Somehow the skill and enthusiasm never transferred by osmosis, but I was left with a load of very specific lingo. My mates sunk hours and …