Category Archives: Personal experience

Lübeck: charmingly wonky

The weather this Sunday is disconcertingly mild for October, it seems stolen from a summer past or future, wrenched anachronistically into autumn. I cower in a room saturated with light. Creamy, lumpy walls that have a vaguely pebble-dashed texture encase … Continue reading

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Ein Kölsch, bitte

I’m writing after the end of my first complete week in Germany, the country which will be my home for the year to come, and there is already a lot to tell. This is how it went down: Day 1: … Continue reading

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The bleary pilgrim

Bundled into the Corsa. Beltless, unshaven and woozy. Despite its lack of a working radio I still love this car. The defunct Blaupunkt reads “SAFE” in all-caps instead of channel, or frequency. It couldn’t display track number; in this respect, … Continue reading

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Reise nach Deutschland

For the past fortnight I have enjoyed the pleasures and borne the anxieties of solo travel. I’ve always considered myself an uncultured swine for not having seen enough of the world, nor consumed adequately of its literature to compensate. My … Continue reading

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I Found a Mouse on Day Two

It feels strange to sit here and type something that will not end up on The Student by some path or another. After a week of battering out review after review of production after production it feels nice to be … Continue reading

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Greek Spirits Guzzled from a Tetra Pack Chalice

A Saturday night starts sprawled out on a new sofa suite in front of sci-fi pew-pew fest, Guardians of the Galaxy. I say new, I mean to us – Grandad’s moved house and floral print has given way to masculine … Continue reading

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My July

Ferry Inn is where I work, Ferrying, don’t go to kirk, Colin’s staying in my flat, On Saturday, the party’s at…? In August I’ll be at the Fringe, Reviewing shows, so I can’t whinge, Or so that may indeed be … Continue reading

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