What if Harry Potter were written for adults?

I'm reading the Harry Potter books again for the 27th time. No, I lie -- it's only been 26 times. But that's okay because it's been about five years since I as much as picked up anything with J.K. Rowling's name on it. See, ever since I decided I ought to start reading books that… Continue reading What if Harry Potter were written for adults?

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Barrister for a day: I learned court advocacy

It's not often I start the day with the words "May it please the court, my name is..." but, last Friday, I did. And then I spent the rest of the day trying to get an over-zealous Managing Director off charges of workplace bullying. The plaintiff was accusing this Managing Director of being aggressive and… Continue reading Barrister for a day: I learned court advocacy

What if Series 11 sucks?

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't want Series 11 to suck. Maybe, by the tone of everything I've written about Chris Chibnall, Series 11 and the Thirteenth Doctor so far, you might be under the impression that I'd be privately happy if Series 11 crashed and burned. Only then, you might think I might… Continue reading What if Series 11 sucks?

Stress brings out the worst in people: my experience with a cancelled flight

Personally, I've never found airports as stressful places as other people. I'm just not someone who stresses very much in general. I had an aunt once describe me as "horizontal" and that I had "no pulse" because of how "chilled out" I am. Certainly, I can see why many people become stressed and anxious in… Continue reading Stress brings out the worst in people: my experience with a cancelled flight

Chris Chibnall has purged Moffat’s writers. Is this good?

Chris Chibnall has released the names of the writers and directors who've been working on Series 11. They are: Writers Malorie Blackman (Noughts and Crosses,┬áPig-Heart Boy) Ed Hime (Skins,┬áThe Incomplete Recorded Works of a Dead Body) Vinay Patel (Murdered By My Father) Pete McTighe (Wentworth) Joy Wilkinson (The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby) Directors… Continue reading Chris Chibnall has purged Moffat’s writers. Is this good?

What I loved about Oxford + travel photos

This is the first of a planned series of posts about the places I visited while I was studying on exchange in London -- not necessarily in chronological order. The "Bridge of Sighs" is one of the iconic, most recognisable sights of the university town of Oxford. It supposedly takes its name from the other… Continue reading What I loved about Oxford + travel photos