What’s a ‘tiffin’ and when will it stop snowing?

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?

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The situation is desperate.

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.

4 Things Wrong with this Anti-Gay Marriage Ad (other than the obvious)

I generally try to have lowkey Sundays. You know, sit in the sun. Have some green tea while listening to Spotify and reading Time or The Economist. But sometimes the universe conspires against you to make sure your Sunday just tests you - case in point, the following 'ad' that was printed in MaltaToday: Let's just take a minute to … Continue reading 4 Things Wrong with this Anti-Gay Marriage Ad (other than the obvious)