A cafe crawl through Oxford

Image description: a coffee mug on top of a tablecloth in the sunlight A good coffee is something like alchemy — people in the industry obsess over incremental adjustments in roasting, dosage, grind size, extraction rate, and a myriad of other factors which dramatically change the drinking experience. I’ve had coffees that tasted like blueberry […]

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A homage to cinemas reopening

Image description: Cinema lobby lit up in neon pink lighting  Cinemas have reopened, and according to my completely unbiased and totally comprehensive research, nobody in England is as excited about this as I am. I was never a massive film fan before the pandemic; I’d usually watch a few Oscar nominees and winners annually to […]

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Review: Checking Out

Image description: Paper shopping bags against mint background with the title ‘Checking out’ above. Checking Out produced by Orange Script Production and written by William Heath is styled as a ‘comedy-drama which follows the beginnings of the unlikely relationship between larger-than-life, mid-forties shop assistant Julie and recently-widowed octogenarian Elsie’. It is, however something much more […]

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Eurovision: A review

Image description: Eurovision crowds in purple and turquoise lighting turned to a stage with a spotlight Following Saturday’s Grand Final, another Eurovision has come and gone. In what felt like the quickest grand final in recent memory, 26 countries competed for the glass microphone trophy, with Italy pulling up ahead of the jury-favourites Switzerland and […]

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