Embrace Your Freezer

I think you have heard this far too many times – stranger times are afoot. Stockpiling is a particular point of aggression for me because there is simply no point in buying far more than you need. If supply is an issue, the answer lies in simply utilising the best appliance at your disposal. Yes, […]

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Depression Cake

“Depression Cake” – not, as you might well assume, simply a chocolate cake rebranded to fit the current Corona mood, but a recipe which originated in America in the 1930s. When the Great Depression hit, rationing became commonplace and families had to stretch their budgets and make do with minimal ingredients to cook. Puddings became […]

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Self-isolation Cocktails

Amidst all of the current chaos, my sister agonised over the question: “What will we drink?“. The internet is saturated with articles telling you to have FaceTime wine nights or to transpose your cocktail hour into the virtual world. I admit that many of my undergrad years were spent mixing house-brand vodka with Robinson’s squash, […]

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Vintage toys and Takashi Murakami’s art: the mismatched world of Nakano Broadway

Image description: Vintage signs from Nakano Broadway Out to the North-east of Shinjuku in Tokyo, amongst large suburbian highways and close to the somewhat neglected Nakano station, is Nakano Broadway, a seemingly typical Japanese merchant street. Far from the luxury of Ginza or the charm of Kyoto’s traditional markets, at first glance, Nakano broadway is […]

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Miss Americana

Taylor Swifts latest documentary, Miss Americana, premiered on the 23rd January on Netflix, and makes for an hour and a half of distinctly odd viewing. Swift has released one previous documentary in 2008, Journey to Fearless.  This first offering was a celebratory look at the process of creating and performing her record-breaking world tour, which […]

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