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Life

How to work from home (and actually work)

As the coronavirus pandemic ramps up, more and more people are thinking about self-isolating, and as of today, Boris Johnson has asked that everyone who can should work from home. As a freelancer, I am very lucky that my job is location-independent, and I have been working from home for more than 8 years now.… Continue reading How to work from home (and actually work)

Entertainment

How Greta Gerwig adapted ‘Little Women’ for a modern feminist audience

Picture this: me as a child, walking into a old-fashioned sunlit room in a little brown house in America. In front of me, fixed to the wall between two windows, is a cream-coloured semicircle of wood. There's an inkwell standing on it, and a sheet of paper covered in neat handwriting. The child-me looks so… Continue reading How Greta Gerwig adapted ‘Little Women’ for a modern feminist audience

Entertainment

How the BBC is nailing (and failing) His Dark Materials

For the past month or so, my Sunday evenings have revolved around watching the new TV adaptation of His Dark Materials on the BBC. This has meant that I've discovered previously unknown levels of cosiness - sofa, blanket, cup of tea, and a pre-teen girl riding a polar bear across a snowy wasteland - and… Continue reading How the BBC is nailing (and failing) His Dark Materials

Books

7 recommendations for Non-Fiction November

If you follow any book lovers on social media, you've probably already heard about Non-Fiction November. The idea is pretty self-explanatory: for the month of November, read only non-fiction! For many people, this is nothing new, but if you're usually a fiction fiend then this is a great challenge to get you reading something different.… Continue reading 7 recommendations for Non-Fiction November