There are elements of trial and error in kink-stuff; sometimes you’ll try a thing and someone won’t enjoy it – that’s okay! You must always respect someone’s boundaries and their right to say no to anything (and no, they don’t owe you an explanation).
Yanelle Cruz Bonilla talks about her fondness for travel playlists and their power to let you relive past trips. For her, in particular, they let her relive her year abroad in Madrid.
George Hancock reminisces on his journey down the Camino de Santiago over the summer, and vividly describes the various pitstops along the way.
The North Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken was pleasingly spicy – enough to feel the heat, but not so much that one feels they’ve entered the seventh circle of hell. Meanwhile, the Lamb Saag proved a revelation – creamy and rich, yet satisfying rather than cloying.
The biggest problem with Savile Row is that the rents are too high and not sustainable for craft businesses. The whole street needs to come together and complain, but also put forward a solution. I think they’ll pull it off; they have to.
When asking these boomerang gap yah students if they regretted taking a gap year, not one of them said yes. Although it was stressful coming back, being repatriated and not having anything to do during lockdown, even the concept of just taking time to themselves taught them in some ways a lot more than a tour guide in Italy ever could.
Oxford-life and the way everyone-seems-to-know-everyone can often lead to crossover situations; friends getting with friends/friends’ crushes/friends’ previous sexual partners. It can get pretty messy pretty quickly.
In the third instalment of the travelling in a pandemic series, Lizzie Harvey discusses her experiences travelling abroad last summer, and whether it was worth it.
One of the positive aspects of working remotely is that I can choose my location – if I don’t have any meetings in the afternoon, I quite often bring my things with me to one of the local cafés and sit down with an espresso and a Duquesa, a local pastry made with ricotta cheese.
Getting creative is an excellent form of stress relief; especially if you’re isolating and unable to burn nervous energy with a run around meadows. Why not channel your adrenaline into creating something imaginative and genuinely joyful?