So we’re coming to the end of 2016. It’s been an interesting year, and from a political angle, a fraught one for many. Events such as Brexit and Trump’s victory have divided nations, with many branding the politicians supposed to represent Britain and America as ‘liberal elites’ out of touch with the unsatisfied majority. Donald… Continue reading POST #32: How Green Was My Valley
In recent years, the smartphone app Uber has massively increased in popularity; changing the way we think about the rules and regulations of marketplaces and the boundaries of traditional 'professions'. For example, in a tweet a few months ago, the co-founder of Uber, Travis Kalanick, said 'Work is now flexible to life, not the other… Continue reading POST #31: Is Uber-cool?
Below is one of my favourite passages from my favourite book; Howard's End by EM Forster. It's about London, but could be describing any city in today's urban world. In this post, I'd like to just go through it and express in writing what these words mean for me. But first, have a read: Certainly… Continue reading POST #30: London
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Institute of Ideas' Battle of Ideas festival weekend to attend some debates. I've got a blog post in the pipeline for more on that, but while I was there I met one of the speakers in a debate about the future of post-millennials (teens like me!). Her name… Continue reading POST #29: Chloe Combi on Generation Z
Three years ago, Dad put a CD into the car disc player and out roared a voice that twisted and turned every vowel it sang, spitting out razor-sharp consonants with a sort of respect and disgust at the same time. I recoiled, and jokily derided my Dad for enjoying such unpalatable sounds. Yet half an… Continue reading POST #28: Best Monday Night Ever!
After a bit of a blogging break, I'm back again - and with quite a hard-hitting topic too. Read on for my thoughts on the question 'Is Extremism Ever Right?' The first thing to do is to define the question. It’s quite an extreme one in itself; at first glance requiring a binary ‘Yes’ or… Continue reading POST #27: Is Extremism Ever Right?
Hey guys! I wrote this post a while ago but have only now managed to get all the pictures together. It's a slightly different style to my normal posts - tell me if you like it 🙂 I'm currently staying with my best friend Emma who lives in Solihull. We are both very creative people… Continue reading POST #26: A Bit of Busking
Hello again! I haven't posted in a while; mainly due to the fact that summer has arrived and I've been enjoying writing poems and songs, having long conversations and playing guitar late into the night 🙂 In fact, I've just flown back from an awesome holiday in Spain, and was thinking on the flight about a… Continue reading POST #25: If You Want To Be A Millionaire…
I wrote this a while ago, and after the demands of my friend to put it up here, I feel I should share it with you! As I've said in the title, there's a slight need to suspend realism when reading it; this short story is not meant to be accurate 🙂 Yours as long as… Continue reading POST #24: A Bit Of Artistic License Needed
Hey guys! I am sitting in bed with a sore throat feeling very sorry for myself. I hope you are all having a better day than me 🙂 So; let’s crack on! What is the 'I' word? The answer: Innovation. For a dictionary definition, it can mean: a new method, idea, or product; a new way of doing… Continue reading POST #23: The ‘I’ Word