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A life on screen

Many claim that the age of the movie star is dead, but Tom Hanks can definitely give them a run for their money. Recognised...

Why do we drink?

Some drink for good reasons. This might be a tipple after a hard day, or a few drinks and a dance every so often...

The Rejection Letter

"I’m also worried that I’m simply not interesting enough to care deeply about anything, and that means that I won’t succeed."

The art of being silly

"...Give yourself license to do something stupidly silly and sillily stupid while you’re still here."

Whatever floats your boat: Leo Buckley on the realities of the river

“I can sleep and I can host, and that’s all I need. I’m a happy man.”


"Yes, there’s the whole fun-loving “I’m quirky” side to ADHD, but behind the veil of hyperactivity there’s also a lot of despondency and pain."

Fasting and Feasting: food as the love language of the Arab world

"Whether fasting or feasting, the togetherness is what’s important."

Birra for breakfast

"I remounted the bike with some difficulty and started wobbling along the road as the amber glow that bathed the Italian countryside faded into darkness."

Sartorelli’s review – a Covered Market pizza love story

"Sartorelli’s is filled with character and passion, stocked full of top-quality local ingredients, and manned by one of the friendliest, funniest, and most accommodating chefs you’ll ever meet."

An overflowing pot: how to avoid boiling over at uni

"There are only 24 hours in the day and unfortunately, I need to sleep for eight of them."

Twelve going on Twenty

"I’m excited to be twenty –it feels whole, a bit round, and like maybe I’m a bit of a grown up. Only a bit though."

Conundrums of an ungenerous oversharer

"It’s telling that we call them ‘stories’. The word ‘story’ says it all. Because it’s true, it is a story. No one really knows why you’re telling it, and neither do you, but you tell it anyway."

I finished my degree! Now what?

"Honestly, I think I just need a break from making decisions for a while."

A retrospective on Pesach 2022: Naomi

"I definitely felt a greater level of spiritual connection to the holiday of Passover than I ever have before."

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