Chat-Tea | June 18 : Home Straight From Here

GCSEs, an acronym with more work attached than I thought possible, but at least they’re nearly over. Although at the same time they’re a lot less stressful than I initially imagined, with everyone amping up expectations into some hellish experience, and despite them being pretty bad, they certainly haven’t been that dreadful. So once they’re […]

A Real Threat to Democracy

Populism is defined as ‘support for the concerns of ordinary people’. This statement alone leaves connotations of a happy, satisfied society working alongside an agreeable government, but there’s more to it than you’d think. Populist philosophy has been steadily increasing in the last 25-30 years, however recently there’s been a noticeable acceleration. The philosophy itself […]

A Common Future?

Encompassing almost a third of the world’s population, and being founded nearly 90 years ago, many of us have never known a world without the Commonwealth of Nations, more commonly known as the Commonwealth. We may focus on the games, held every 4 years, or take note of the commemorative day which has just passed, […]

On the Changing of Plans

I’ll start off by saying I’m definitely a stickler when it comes to organisation and planning. It’s something that I rarely take the time to sit down and do, but on the occasion that it does happen, then it takes the earth to take it from me. To me at least, there’s something about having […]

Slam Poetry

It’s the beginning of December now so of course Christmas is on the way, much to my excitement. However, what’s been occupying my mind recently is poetry. Slam poetry in particular. As it is studied at school, I think it is viewed in a very two dimensional form of analysing and going through robotic, almost […]

A New Kind of Tea

To give you some context, I was out clothes shopping at the weekend, a near unheard of experience for me, and the Whittards I passed was giving out free samples. Now, if you’re British, you’ll understand that I could not pass up on free samples, especially when it comes to tea, so of course I […]