Lake Como – A Travel Diary

We arrived at our hotel on a Tuesday afternoon, after a long and curvy drive that took us all the way from Lucerne to the Lombardy. There’s something special about seeing the Italian Alps meet the crystal clear lake water for the first time; pictures can’t quite do it justice. Griante, the area we stayed… … Keep Reading


My Dinner Party Lasagna Recipe

I firmly believe that everyone should at least have one failproof, foolproof, “oh my god, that was so good!” kind of crowdpleaser recipe in their dinner party repertoire. It’s not really a secret that mine is lasagna – it’s tasty, it’s easy to make, and you can adapt the recipe to accommodate any and all dietary requirements.… … Keep Reading


One Year in Singapore

My first day in Singapore felt odd. After dragging my two suitcases around town (and through an entire shopping mall – after all, this is Singapore we’re talking about), I temporarily moved into a sparsely furnished Airbnb room with sliding walls in a fancy condo at the heart of the CBD, Singapore’s business district. Upon… … Keep Reading


Japan – A Travel Diary

Visiting Japan has been a dream of mine for a very, very long time. It’s a place I’ve felt oddly drawn to ever since I found out that it’s supposed to be an introvert’s dream. Polite and friendly yet reserved, Japan is where community feel and a strong sense of solidarity meet an implicit understanding of personal… … Keep Reading

The Pick-Up Theorist

The Pick-Up Theorist 2017 Advent Calendar

While I was browsing the Pick-Up Theorist Facebook page last November, I was pleased to realise that most of my original philosophical pick-up lines are still pretty solid (assuming you’re into this weird little niche, of course). My collage style, however, has evolved quite a bit since early 2014, and I felt like re-doing some of my… … Keep Reading

The Pick-Up Theorist

The Pick-Up Theorist x #GE2017

Last week’s General Election was the perfect opportunity to dust off my arts and crafts material and create four special edition political Pick-Up Theorists. It’s always so much more work than you think it will be (writing the lines is especially tricky if I haven’t done it in a while) but I loved every second. … Keep Reading

Bullet Journal

My Monthly Bullet Journal Set Up – June

I started bullet journaling pretty much exactly a year ago. In fact, I posted an Instagram snap of my very first custom page – a thesis tracker – with the caption ‘Let the bullet journaling begin’ on 1 June 2016. Spoiler alert – that particular bullet journal page never proved very useful (too little space) and… … Keep Reading


What I Talk About When I Talk About Coding

Recently, I’ve had a little bit of time to get back into coding and once again realised how much I enjoy it. Python is my language of choice, and I’m by no means an expert (though I’m pretty sure I can get there one day if I keep going). So far, I mostly focus on… … Keep Reading


A Guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh – my first home away from home – will always occupy a special place in my little heart. A reoccurring pattern in my life seems to be that most great opportunities present themselves to me coincidentally, and spending four years at university in Edinburgh was no exception. After all, in 2010, all I thought… … Keep Reading

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