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On the first day of ramadan…

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Today is the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – it is a day that has more meaning for me this year, as it is the first year in over a decade that I will be spending it living in a Muslim country. This year, the 30 day period however – somewhat cruelly – falls on the ...

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1) … why I no longer like snow

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So upon returning to the UK, my girlfriend asked “Do you have any resolutions for this year?”, to which I answered “Yup. Blog more.” – This is my first post. It is the tenth. If I carry on at this blistering rate then this year will see an astounding 35 posts. Man, resolutioning is easy. My first blog is a ...

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FATweb flashback

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Good news finally decided to get in touch with me… So I invited him in and made him tea. Along with several birthdays (including Edo’s and mine), July brought with it a month of interning at a publishing company here in London, who specialise in in-flight publications. The work was good, and after my month long stint I was offered to ...

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The Contortionist’s Handbook

It has been a long time since I last picked up a book and was instantly hooked. But after the reading the very first line of Craig Clevenger’s 2003 debut The Contorionist’s Handbook that was exactly the case. The story introduces you to John Dolan Vincent, a man born with an extra finger on his left hand. Not only does he struggle ...

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Unemployment – Day 1: a not so new beginning

What an excellent weekend. Friday night my ladyfriend arrived down from Devon and thanks to my friend Mr. Jamie Oliver a fine feast was prepared. After an evening out on our rooftop terrace under a balmy June sunshine, an impromptu night out to KoKo’s was on the cards. Saturday was met with the ultimate hangover cure… a day out at ...

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Mr. Editor: We’re off to the presses

This morning was different. I woke, not by my alarm or the knocking on my door from a housemate reminding me that it was a ‘school day’ – instead I lay there in utter comfort as a ray of light shone on my face. It was 9:30am and I wasn’t late or even early for anything… I suppose it shouldn’t ...

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UK Election 2010 – The morning after

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The votes are in, the counts are just about done but result is unclear. As is often the case with elections, the people in the know are SO much in the know that despite it being the most intriguing and tightly fought election in my lifetime, the result went as predicted. Hung Parliament. Briefly what this means is that despite ...

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Election 2010

Tomorrow’s sunrise will cue the opening of the polls for Britain’s general election. Traditionally, British politics is never very interesting, the same two parties have been jostling for power since the end of the war and only the farcically comedic bickering in the weekly televised ‘Prime ministers Questions’ makes it interesting. But this year something is different. In an election ...

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Panini 2010 – and so it begins

That’s right, I caved. There are some things that come around every few years which stimulate an unexpected response within you. For me it seems to be the World Cup sticker album from crafty Italian sticker moguls Panini. With my Masters degree entering the business end, and my finances allowing me a bite to eat every now and then there ...

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