Keep it Real – The Cummings Saga And The Omnipresence of Ali G Indahouse

To fully appreciate this article, and its innumerable shortcomings, a cursory knowledge of the film’s plot (or the UK’s domestic affairs) is required. You would be forgiven for thinking that Ali G was little more than a stereotyped, dole-seeking, boyakashing stooge (albeit a lovable one) hell-bent on saving the John Nike Leisure Centre – amongst smoking skunk and hosting Driveby FM. However, are there parallels between … Continue reading Keep it Real – The Cummings Saga And The Omnipresence of Ali G Indahouse

Callum Lea: The Teenager Behind The UK’s First Ever Charity Supporting Athletes With Mental Health Difficulties

Not your standard gap year. I suppose that’s one way to describe Callum Lea’s creation of the UK’s first ever registered charity to support young sports players experiencing mental health issues. Although vintage upon vintage of volunteering ‘gap yahs’ before him have taken the well-trodden, admirable charity route; building wells in ‘Indyah’ or ‘Tanzaniahh’ – either out of the genuine goodness of their heart or … Continue reading Callum Lea: The Teenager Behind The UK’s First Ever Charity Supporting Athletes With Mental Health Difficulties

Normal People: We All Want To Be Mrs Connell Waldron, But Have We Massively Missed The Point?

If you have been living under a rock (or as is permissible in the circumstances – your duvet) for the entirety of lockdown, you will have been greatly deprived of Normal People’s Mr Connell Waldron in the glorious shape of Paul Mescal. Not only has it been suggested that Mescal has “redefined” the term sex symbol, he has even been dubbed as a future James … Continue reading Normal People: We All Want To Be Mrs Connell Waldron, But Have We Massively Missed The Point?

‘You Complete Me’ And Other Irrational Bullshit Which Makes Us Fear Our Own Company

You know who you are. It’s all fun and games calling yourself independent until you actually have to prove it. No amount of ‘self care days’ could have prepared the notorious promoters of self love for this one. I mean, let’s be honest – did that face mask and new set of acrylics honestly give you a new lease of autonomy? Or did it just … Continue reading ‘You Complete Me’ And Other Irrational Bullshit Which Makes Us Fear Our Own Company

We Would Rather Step On Lego Than Talk About Our Feelings: The Importance Of Opening Up

Yes, I know what you’re probably thinking: here we go another millennial ranting about mental health, thinking she’s the Dalai Lama. And that’s exactly what I’d be thinking too; to be honest I doubt I’d even make it this far through the article, so big respect if you’re still here – bear with me I promise I’ll get to the point. Maybe you’ll even take … Continue reading We Would Rather Step On Lego Than Talk About Our Feelings: The Importance Of Opening Up

Wannabe-Roadmen Turned Bakers: Maybe Lockdown Really Is Healing The Planet

You’ve heard the incessant cry, likely from your local vegan, that this pandemic is simply Mother Nature purging her planet of all the pollution. And in fairness, she’s been swamped in it since Rich Arkwright opened his mill down in Matlock and kick-started the Industrial Revolution. She has every right to complain. The headlines celebrate that Venetians are seeing fish in their canals for the … Continue reading Wannabe-Roadmen Turned Bakers: Maybe Lockdown Really Is Healing The Planet

You Really Don’t Need That Extra Pair Of Flares: Forget Fast Fashion And Up Your Sustainability Game

The endless joys of retail therapy after a difficult week should not be underrated. Shopping for new clothes gives so many of us a much needed boost of confidence or buzzing, materialistic excitement at the prospect of showing off something new. Having that new pair of flared trousers or trainers at a time like this may well provide a much needed boost in confidence, especially … Continue reading You Really Don’t Need That Extra Pair Of Flares: Forget Fast Fashion And Up Your Sustainability Game

Mastering The Lockdown Pubcrawl

The prospect of being locked in with my parents at the age of sixteen may have left me with an overwhelming-sense of dread, but at twenty-three (and now unemployed) I quite welcomed the idea. Approaching mid-twenties, you slowly realise that getting pissed with the rents is like going to the pub without the intoxicating sense of panic after looking at your bank statement the next … Continue reading Mastering The Lockdown Pubcrawl

The Parade Of The Fitness Influencers: You Really Don’t Have To Use This Time To Lose Weight

It has become incessant. At every corner we turn there appears yet another ‘Low Carb Meal Plan I Swear By’ or complex home workout which allows you to swagger out of quarantine as the wobble-free, six pack brandishing size 8 you’ve always wanted to be. No, I’m not completely deluded. I am well aware that keeping healthy is very important, especially for mental wellbeing, but the … Continue reading The Parade Of The Fitness Influencers: You Really Don’t Have To Use This Time To Lose Weight

Chivalry Is Back: Could The Lockdown Be Improving Your Chat?

A player’s worst nightmare. Boris flips a switch and suddenly you can’t come within two metres of the person you fancy, let alone get down to what you actually want to be doing. Alas, no longer is a face chiseled by the gods enough to get you laid. Those who wish to be the real winners in these unprecedented times must adapt to survive, but … Continue reading Chivalry Is Back: Could The Lockdown Be Improving Your Chat?