Cambridge

Hello!
Sorry for not blogging for ages, I’ve had lots of work and I’ve had a busy weekend as I will transcribe now.
You will have probably guessed from the title that this post has got something to do with this pinnacle of old world, world class education that is Cambridge University.

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Get Inspired: Blog Ideas for 2014

Loved reading this 🙂

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Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.

Do something amazing. Go down a different path.

Challenge myself.

New year’s resolutions — you might make ’em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you’re here, aren’t you? Exploring WordPress.com, contemplating your next blog post, and scheming up 2014. We closed out 2013 with a showcase of year-long, daily, and weekly projects, so let’s brainstorm ways, big and small, to get your work out into the world in 2014.

Think big

the wanderers

Photographer and writerStephanie Dandanat Infinite Satorisets off for Asia soon to work on a photo storybook called The Wanderers. Travelingsolo, Stephanie willmeet other explorers on her journey and tell their stories. She lays out her project on Kickstarter, and its design aesthetic — and her nomadic and adventurous spirit — echo the work she publishes on her blog.

But thinking…

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My Vaio (#throwback)

So hi!

I don’t know if you keep up to date with business news, but (unfortunately) me and my econ A level compadres need to. You see, our econ teacher is obsessed with us reading news stories before class. No idea why (if you’re reading this Mr Galloway, which is highly unlikely, I’m sorry).

I digress. Last Thursday, while I was researching some news at lunch, the news that Sony is selling its struggling Vaio laptop division to attempt to salvage its falling profits (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/06/sony-vaio-laptop-losses-bravia-tv). My family, before falling for seductive allure of iEverything (I say while I type this on my iPhone 4S), was a huge Sony supporter. Both my mum and dad had Sony Ericsson phones (long since sold by Sony), and we, until very recently had a Bravia TV, also currently being sold by Sony.

But the Sony product that will always hold a very special place in my heart is the sadly now underrated Vaio laptop. It first started with my mum. Back in the miasmus of time, when I was around 7, my mum got her first laptop which was this chunky by today’s standards but absolutely hi tech back then, Vaio laptop. I still have distinct memories of playing Snail Mail on it, and one day when I was quite ill, my mum bribed me into taking a nap by saying I could play a game when I woke up 😄. It introduced to me a whole world of iTunes (the beginning of our iObsession) and technology in general.
Flash forward around 6 years and my silly old school sent a message around saying that children would now require laptops for school. No, I’m not kidding. So my dear old dad came back from a business trip to the USA, bearing a brand spanking new Vaio exclusively for me. By then my mum’s laptop had gone the way of the dodo bird, so this new, much slimmer model with bronze highlights and a dimpled surface was the light of my life. On that laptop, I started my Facebook page, discovered the marvel of university education, began planning my future and wrote my A* earning coursework on it. I applied for my sixth form on it, from a whole continent away.

So present day. After 11 years of dutiful service, my Vaio started to cough and splutter. First it was the E key, then the A and S. So when we moved back to London, we left Vaio back home, in a dusty old drawer, while I write this post on a new fangled touchscreen laptop. It’s good, but not the same.

So now Sony is retiring the Vaio’s altogether. Thank you for the service dear chap (too British) old friend. May all the other Vaio owners have enjoyed their laptops as much as I did.

An open message to Katie Hopkins.

An open message to Katie Hopkins..

You sir, deserve a medal for this. Katie Hopkins is an insufferable little tw*t (lets play ‘Guess The Letter’) and has has no right to speak about affairs of which frankly, she is ignorant of. But as Milan Kundera says  ‘The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable’ If KH had never been on ‘This Morning’ to ridicule ‘place names’ for children (only to say that ‘India’, her little girl’s name, ‘was not a place’), we would be happy in our ignorance that there was no such… creature alive. But no. She now pops up in the most ludicrous of places, graciously providing us mere mortals with her bull about the benefit system in the ‘Benefit Street’ debate on Channel 4, a system she would NOT DREAM of being associated with. In her spare time, she has sex with married men in fields, insults much more successful people on Twitter and raises two girls, the real victims of her stupidity. The media are responsible for creating this troll, and one day they will regret creating her. As for Katie, never bite the hand that feeds you, darling.

‘There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars’ – TFIOS

Hello! 

I just finished reading ‘The Fault in our Stars’ for the second time. Not to sound cheesy, but the way that Hazel feels so instantly connected to ‘An Imperial Affliction’ is the way I feel about this book. I’m usually a light reader (except you know, when Dobby died) but something about John Green’s ‘uncomplicated, unironized emotion’ made me really question my mortality. Weirdly enough, the part that really brings a tear to my eye is when Hazel’s mum sobs over not being a mum anymore. Struck a chord that no ‘star-crossed lovers’ could!