Tag : Jennie Pritchard

Halloweiner

4 years ago / 0 comments

When I first realised that I’d accidentally booked to go home for Halloween I was gutted. It’s my last year as a student in Leeds, and I’ve been fostering grand plans about magnificent house parties since last June. Someone somewhere in Leeds must be having a huge, dedicated Halloween party … Read More

Balls to “Fun Size” food

4 years ago / 0 comments

Around this time of year, whether because of the turn in the weather, or the rush of homesickness from not having seen my mum for two months, my consumption of “snack foods” really hits its peak. Snack foods are inescapable. I’m talking crisps, biscuits, sweets, those little versions of  biscuits … Read More

Ode to Autumn

4 years ago / 0 comments

Put away your Birkenstocks,let down that artful top-knot, guys and gals, because summer is dead. Let us welcome in the glorious rule of Autumn. Rather than mourning the loss of sunny days and the imminent arrival of a sky-high heating bill, consider all the reasons why Autumn is the cool, … Read More

Why don’t you just grow up?

4 years ago / 0 comments

University changes people. Some discover a passion they never thought they had, like jazz, swing dancing or quidditch. Others have their minds transformed by the majesty of knowledge, walking the earth with eyes wide open to the beauty of life. Other people become massive bell-ends because they’ve managed to have … Read More

K[ale]-holing: the Cool debate

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘I read in Vogue,’ said my housemate ‘that it’s all different for us. Our parents’ generation took loads of drugs, so it’s just not cool anymore. We’ve replaced drugs with vegetables.’ Well this was fantastic news for me. I was still very much under the impression that drugs were cool, … Read More

TV | Utopia – ‘Going places others can’t and won’t’

4 years ago / 0 comments

  For those anticipating the new series of Utopia, Monday’s opener may have come as an initial disappointment. While fans were itching to discover the fates of our protagonists, instead the season began with an unnerving step back in time. Without a single lead character, and complicating the plot further … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

4 years ago / 0 comments

A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Interview | Dawn O'Porter – 'TV networks don't think women are as good as men.'

5 years ago / 0 comments

You’d be mistaken for thinking that Dawn O’Porter is some kind of superhero. Journalist, reporter, performer, documentary maker and novelist are but a few of the titles she’s achieved in under a decade. Yet she sits in front of me now, very much a real person, trying to squeeze in … Read More

TV | Made-up spoilers for Game of Thrones season four

5 years ago / 0 comments

**WARNING contains fake spoilers for Game of Thrones season 4 and possibly real spoilers for Game of Thrones seasons 1-3. But to be honest, if you’ve made this this far without knowing the spoilers for series 1-3, you should probably just never be on the internet.** Everyone is talking about … Read More

TV | The Walshes – 'Original, touching and very, very funny'

5 years ago / 0 comments

This new sitcom, from Graham Linehan deserves all the recognition it can get. What The Walshes does with this base is something original, touching, and very, very funny.