On Christmas Shopping Etiquette

So it’s about a week till Christmas – all sorted yet? Me too. This year I’ve had the pleasure of working in two retail xmas temp jobs which have been pretty enjoyable on the whole (not least the staff discounts; between both shops I got all my gifts covered). One is a local geeky shop, … Continue reading On Christmas Shopping Etiquette

On Stationery, and Being a Postgrad Fresher

A new term has begun. After a year out of academia, I’m returning to university to do a Masters course in Medieval Studies. I’ve always been a big fan of the September-back-to-school feeling, and this year is no exception. I’m going back to big school! I love autumn anyway, but this is also the part … Continue reading On Stationery, and Being a Postgrad Fresher

On Why I’m Annoyed with the Labour Party, and They’ve Not Even Announced a New Leader Yet

I am canny hacked off with the Labour Party. This isn’t a general “oh you’ve got a silly policy there” or “you‘ve elected a total muppet to lead your party” grumble – as I type we’ve not heard the leadership election result yet. No, this, this time it’s personal. They’ve not let me have a … Continue reading On Why I’m Annoyed with the Labour Party, and They’ve Not Even Announced a New Leader Yet

On Things I Learnt Working in Offices

It’s been a while since my last post – most remiss of me, I hadn’t realised how quickly the summer had flown by! I’ve spent the last 3 or so months interning at various museums, publishers and libraries in London, and doing something I’ve never done before: a proper 9 to 5 in an office. … Continue reading On Things I Learnt Working in Offices

On the Cuming Museum

Recently I’ve been volunteering at the Cuming Musem in Southwark, London. (It’s pronounced “Queue-ming”, by the way.) The collection is made up of all sorts of things, some representing Southwark’s social history and others from around the world, including ethnographic material, art, geological specimens and archaeological finds. And stuffed animals, because why not? This is … Continue reading On the Cuming Museum