Category Archives: Personal experience

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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Opinion: Using correct punctuation is increasingly seen as impolite

It starts with the full stop. Every time you substitute an emoji for punctuation you are contributing to the erosion of our linguistic convention. This is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, language evolves; it is a constantly mutating … Continue reading

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February, Flats and Frankenstein

Happy Pancake Day everyone! Pleasantries aside, welcome to February and to another entry of this long-winded, seemingly never-ending chronicle. What has changed since when I left you last? Well, I sold out to the mainstream media and wrote for the … Continue reading

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