Tags : Lockdown

The Blue Gym: Benefits Of Being By The Sea

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! For those cones of salty chips drowned in vinegar, the dripping yet delicious ice-cream and, of course, the feeling of sand between your toes. However, there are more benefits to being by the sea than just a good lick of tan. Studies suggest that those living […]Read More

Overcoming The Fear Of My Pandemic Dissertation

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “If you can remove your ego from a process, then there really isn’t any difference between success and failure. They’re just both parts of a process. You shouldn’t look at a failure as something terrible, it just is what it is, […]Read More

How The LEGO Games Can Cure Your Lockdown Lull

As England braces itself for another lockdown of an indeterminate length, many people may be faced with the same bleak feelings of despair and anxiety that accompanied them throughout most of 2020. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of wake up, eat, work, sleep, repeat, all without actually feeling like we’ve accomplished anything with […]Read More

A Year In Review: How Hit TV Reflected 2020

As pubs and theatres closed, social events cancelled, and millions of workers furloughed this year, many of us turned to our trusty small screens for entertainment. BBC News viewing figures shot up, as Brits sought out the comforting familiarity of Huw Edward’s dulcet Welsh tones. Streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ saw their membership and […]Read More

Lockdown Life: How I Have Survived Working From Home

Before the pandemic, working from home was a luxury I enjoyed for one day most weeks. It was a chance to escape interruptions, have an opportunity to focus on specific projects and act as a mental health fire-break. When the first lockdown meant we had to stay at home, I envisaged it would just be […]Read More

A Mental Health Crisis Is Looming Thanks To COVID-19

When the catastrophic storm of COVID-19 hit the world was unprepared, it left huge destruction in its wake. With the number of cases rising at an alarming rate within the week of March 16th – 23rd, with the total infections rising to almost 100,000, drastic action needed to be taken in a bid to control the virus. […]Read More

Life Is Short, Don’t Let It Be Dictated By Fear

Fear is a complex emotion. Though traditionally seen as a negative feeling that makes us worried and unhappy, the truth is that fear takes many different forms. A fear of losing your job, for example, is wildly different to a fear of spiders. Indeed, horror is a genre of fiction specifically made for those who […]Read More

5 Things I Learnt In 2020

As this never-ending year finally limps to a close I find myself in much the same position as I started in. I am 23, still single, still working a part-time job in retail, and still living at home. And yet this year has changed me beyond what I could have expected. I am now the […]Read More

Interview: Forgetting the Future

Forgetting the Future are an indie rock band from a town called Thurso in northern Scotland. The outfit consists of singer/songwriter Robbie McNicol, guitarist Jamie Mackay, bassist Max Paul and drummer Connor Wilson. They formed in 2014 when they were around fourteen; creating music together for that long and from such a young age has […]Read More

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/xdej7AzJRW — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More

Finding Happiness In Letting Him Go

‘Falling for someone doesn’t mean forgetting your own self’ – Parul Nigram I’ve been a hopeless romantic for as long as I can remember. I’ve grown up seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses; immortalising each intimate moment as something special and unique. I recount my (seemingly scripted) dates back to my friends, as I indulge […]Read More

Are You Ready for Your 2020 Spotify Wrapped?

2020 is finally nearing its end. The days are getting darker and the last thing you want to do is leave the snug embrace of your duvet. It’s also that time of year when most young people in the UK get excited about one thing. No, I’m not talking about getting drunk at Christmas, but […]Read More

A Puppy Is For Life, Not Just For Lockdown

They say ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.’ Given the huge surge in ‘pandemic’ puppy sales they may need need a new slogan; ‘a puppy is for life, not just for lockdown.’ Registrations of new puppies jumped 26% between April and June.  With many buying dogs as lockdown companions, there is a […]Read More