Memento: Remembering a holiday

Think back to your favourite holiday.  Imagine, at the end of that holiday, you were to have your memory erased and all your pictures and memorabilia thrown in the bin – all except for one. You’re allowed to choose one single photo to remember your holiday by. What would it be and why?  Nobody has […]

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Lost in Translation

One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned from being in Paris, is that language is powerful. The way in which you communicate with someone decides the type of relationship you form with them, and the aspects of their personality that they choose to reflect upon you. Sound overly philosophical and unnecessarily convoluted? If your […]

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The Truman Show

One moment she’s smiling, and then suddenly her smile fades. As I stood in the Louvre, glaring at Da Vinci’s greatest masterpiece, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the face that had been studied and talked about for the last 500 years. Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? Well, it’s a load of rubbish. This is […]

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Walter Mitty

I’ve often been accused of daydreaming. Sometimes, even ‘zoning out’ mid-conversation. For instance, during long car journeys as a kid, I’d often stare absently out the window, preserving only a string of attention for music from the radio and the chatter from the seats behind. It was hard to tell where my mind was. I […]

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