As I type this out on the fly in my favourite coffee shop, I'm on day three of teetering on the edge of a cliff. Fall off that precarious ledge, ladies and gentlemen, and we plummet headfirst into that oh-so-annoying thing called an anxiety spiral.
If you're in your late teens or early 20s, you'll probably be looking at flying the nest and moving into your first houseshare. The taste of independence only just out of reach, and you want it more than a drunk me wants pizza. Living in a house share is obviously cheaper than living solo, but … Continue reading 4 quick tips for living in a house share
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'd apologise for the radio silence over the last few months but that'd mean apologising for dealing with life itself. Besides, it feels a little presumptuous to apologise as though people were waiting for me to post something here. So let's skip the pleasantries and get right into it, shall we? … Continue reading #CurrentlyReading: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A journalist assassinated. One year. 365 days. No resignations. No justice. Daphne Caruana Galizia deserved better.
From Manuel Delia's blog: This is my translation of an article carried yesterday by La Repubblica. If you can, read the original here. “State of Denial”: an English expression that accurately describes the effect of the new revelations published Tuesday by La Repubblica and the Daphne Project coordinated by Forbidden Stories, throwing light once more … Continue reading La Repubblica: How Malta’s government absolves itself of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killing
On the 5th of March the unofficial memorial set up by mourners following the assassination of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was swept away overnight. Maybe ‘they' thought that people would forget; uwiva, let it go ħi. Granted - overwhelming apathy and failure to stand up to the abuse of power is essentially how we … Continue reading The Sound of (the Prime Minister’s) Silence
As I write this, I'm sitting at Waterstones watching snow drift past the windows overlooking Newcastle city centre. To my left - a red pot of Earl Grey tea (fitting, since I'm so close to Grey's Monument) and a teacup, with a cherry and walnut chocolate tiffin beside it. What's a tiffin? I have no … Continue reading What’s a ‘tiffin’ and when will it stop snowing?
Welcome to the first post of 2018, ladies and gents! We're a little too late in the month to talk about such things as New Year's Resolutions (I'd probably say something generic like 'eat more fruit' and 'spend more time switching off from the online world', you get the gist of things), so I thought … Continue reading Books and a spot of vintage shopping
Hello, internet friends! People say that when you live abroad, you learn more things about yourself. One of these things I've learnt in just over two months here is that I love cooking, and can pretty much handle myself in the kitchen (so far, anyway). I find it relaxing and pretty damn satisfying, and I get … Continue reading Kelly’s Kitchen: Maltese Fish Soup (Aljotta) Recipe
There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. - Daphne Caruana Galizia I've been trying to write and re-write this blog post for a while now. Part of me still can't quite believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia is dead - murdered. Assassinated, to be precise. Every time I sat down to write … Continue reading The situation is desperate.