My ridiculously bad commitment to running

Being from Newcastle upon Tyne, ever since I was little, I’ve had “finish the Great North Run” on my bucket list. Well, this year in January the draw closed for general entry and my name was among those chosen. It’s amusing to say that my mom acted a little bit like Dumbledore in the Goblet […]

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The smell of bacon and coffee in the morning

On my typical morning, I wake up at 6:00am (reluctantly), claw my way downstairs and chop up; banana, apple, lime and kale for a smoothie. I’m trying to be healthy, you see, I’m 23 and I’ve realised my teenage metabolism has started to fade. But today I struggled getting out of bed, lying back, looking […]

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Congratulations, you’ve reached level 23

As I finish a 56-minute game of Conquest on SMITE, I open my laptop. I begin typing and here you are, reading my history as a gamer. I can’t exactly remember a life without video games. My dad was an avid PS1 gamer and he bought one for my family the Christmas of its release (September, […]

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Why your first blog post is so overrated

For the past week I’ve sat writing post after post, never being fully satisfied with the content. It got to 11:43pm last night and I had finally given up. That’s it, no blog post, ever. I had seven drafts and no content worthy to be my first blog post. Infuriated with my inability to write a […]

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