Paws for thought

Image description: Beth and her dog standing on a bridge, looking out onto a snowy scene If there’s one consistency in my life, it’s my desire for a dog. Since I was little, I would buy dog leads and collars for my ‘invisible pet’, storing away chicken bones for the dog I would inevitably have […]

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An end to our seasonal woes

Image description: The river in Oxford on a sunny day.  Call me a starry-eyed optimist, but this past weekend, it felt like something special was hanging in the air. All throughout Oxford cheerful students were bobbing, bubbling, and bustling around. Shops were open. The High Street heaved. Pub gardens filled with happy customers. The city […]

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Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview and the Problems of Protocol

Image description: Buckingham Palace  Most hypothetical rulebooks of ‘appropriate’ royal behaviour probably don’t include sitting down with a chat-show host in a garden in California. However, Harry and Meghan have never represented the model image of traditional British monarchy. Their recent televised conversation with Oprah Winfrey – which touched on issues such as personal security, […]

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Zoom in, Zoom out

Image description: the word “zoom” made up of black and white stripy lines. Both letter “o”s spell out “zoom in” and “zoom out” in capital letters. When my mother warned “If you keep looking at screens your eyes will go square”, I don’t think she was referring to online classes, but, nevertheless, I wonder if […]

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