I have taken part in more 'pub' quizzes than I can count in the past few weeks. I think I've actually taken part in more virtual quizzes than I have in real life. From family tournaments to nationwide events, the humble pub quiz has found its new home - Zoom. I had never heard of… Continue reading Trust me, I miss you (I just hate Zoom)
Here's something we can all agree on: this has been a really strange five weeks. The UK is in the midst of a nationwide lockdown that has uprooted lives the country over. Speaking for us in the Gathford camp, our lives have completely changed and we're still trying to get used to what is widely… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Mental Health during Lockdown
Hey folks, welcome to the first recipe in the Quarantine Cook series. This is where I (Jon) attempt to cook things and make them look fairly edible. I do not claim to be a chef or even a half decent cook. My normal weekly menu is easy stuff like Fajitas, carbanara and other Prepackaged foods.… Continue reading The Quarantine Cook: Easy Honey Chilli Chicken
So it's April 2020 and the whole of the UK is in lockdown due to the Coronavirus. Over in the Gathford household we're using it to try some new things. Join us as we discuss how we're coping and what we're planning - from cooking to kondo-ing there's a lot we have planned! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhRDZQHUCF4&feature=youtu.be
"I'm really sorry, I know this is kind of awkward," I do my best impression of the awkward face emoji as I look over to where Jon is already half-asleep. Jon mumbles something incoherent that I take to mean 'sure, go ahead.' "Look, I normally listen to an audiobook when I go to sleep -… Continue reading Late Night Reading
Confession: I never thought I'd go into heavy machinery... The past four years have been a painful but profound journey into finding myself and working out what I'm going to do with my life. September 12th 2018 saw the deadline for my Masters Dissertation (I am yet to hear about a result - I have… Continue reading I am a writer
The past six months of my life have been a blur of studying, job applications, procrastination, meltdowns, joy, love, spiritual growth and general life. I have meant to write blogs on my general daily happenings but the task seems to keep sliding to the bottom of my to do pile (right under binge watch Netflix… Continue reading I am an imposter.
Had someone told me three months ago that I would be writing an 8000-word assignment on Aesthetic Formalism and I would have probably scoffed in your face. To be honest, tell me now and I might still. I'm halfway through my first rough plan for an assignment due in about 40 days and, believe me,… Continue reading Kerplunk goes the Essay…
There is a gigantic meteorite heading towards me. I can't move. Not one inch of my body will budge from it's current position. My brain hasn't registered the hurling mass that is, at present, hurtling through space and time towards my current location. In short, I'm screwed. No, I haven't turned into a doomsday predictor… Continue reading Hannah, we have a problem.
A is for Anxiety - when you're loosing the plot B is for Booze, a little (or lot) C is for Chocolate - to deal with the strife D is for Dissertation - the bane of your life E is for Exams - that make you despair F is for Frustration - when life isn't… Continue reading The A-Z of a Masters Degree