• Why learn a language?

    For years I worked hard to learn a language: French. Until, around a year ago, I concluded that it was, in fact, a redundant effort. I had heard the classic arguments in favour of learning a language from friends, teachers, and in the media, over and again. All of which no longer seemed to hold true. I want to outline my…

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    Friday Favourites

    In an attempt to ensure that this blog does not become heavy reading, I’m introducing a lighter series that I have entitled ‘Friday Favourites’ (you’re thinking ‘how creative and original!’, I’m sure…). This series is a compilation of what I have discovered this week that has caught my attention. I hope it encourages you to expand your knowledge, and that…

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    18 for 2018

    Today is the Summer Solstice, which for those who (like me, up until 10 minutes ago) don’t know what this is, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has kindly tweeted an explanation: Happy June Solstice to all residents of planet Earth: Longest day of the year for north of the equator. Shortest for south of the equator. And for Equatorians, same old boring…

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    Do you trust me?

    Welcome to blog post number 1. I figured: why ease my way in to this blogging malarkey when I can jump straight in at the deep end? With…. Trust issues. Trust is a concept I have been pondering a lot recently, when I realised that my sense of trust is built on more than just my immediate relationships, but how…

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