Expectations and reality of postgraduate study

I’m not here to disappoint you by failing to provide yet another poor quality cartoon drawn by hand on the back side of a reused paper sheet. I don’t know why Squid Game was released when it was released, but I know that its release – and immediate rise to popularity – coincided with meContinue reading “Expectations and reality of postgraduate study”

Visit to University of Sussex campus

Omg, so this was completely incidental. It would’ve been not incidental had I remembered more from second year architectural history lectures. Last Thursday I went to Sussex University campus to sign up at a dental practice, and the architecture there… struck me. I was honestly baffled wondering how anyone could build something so beautiful andContinue reading “Visit to University of Sussex campus”

Visit to Shoreham-by-Sea

Shoreham in West Sussex is one of those funny places that have two hyphens in their name. To distinguish it from other Shorehams, Shoreham in West Sussex is the one by the sea. There’s a Shoreham in Kent, in the Sevenoaks District (I’ve always loved the name Sevenoaks, I don’t know exactly why). So thatContinue reading “Visit to Shoreham-by-Sea”

end of september update

The last day of September deserves an update! I’m in Brighton, it’s 9.30am and when I woke up this morning I turned my head to the right and looked out the window and saw hills and trees and green grass and a cloudy sky. I see this first thing in the morning every day, onlyContinue reading “end of september update”

Rememberx2 the first of September

The first of September has always marked new beginnings within my field of signifiers and signified. The oldest September first I was taught about is the start of World War 2. The most significant September first to me is definitely the one seven years ago, when I boarded a plane from Gdansk to Leeds thatContinue reading “Rememberx2 the first of September”

The coolest place in Warsaw

What you’re about to see is way beyond coolness. It’s a PRL design aficionado’s paradise and just the perfect spot if you want to grab an iced coffee and chill in the shade for a bit. In front of you there’s parked cars and a road, but beyond that there’s the very big Park SkaryszewskiContinue reading “The coolest place in Warsaw”

Greetings from Warsaw; (not) the greatest tragedy

Pardon me for not providing any pictures, but I have a very good excuse. My phone got soaked on Sunday afternoon (maybe it was tired of the sun, everyone wants a cold water dip on a hot summer day) and since 10pm on that day it’s been non-functioning. I took about 4 photos during myContinue reading “Greetings from Warsaw; (not) the greatest tragedy”

Remembering my last week pre-pandemic

It’s been almost a year since all normal activities stopped in Edinburgh because of covid… and I sort of remember the first days when I started cutting out my outings, although I still went out relatively frequently – I went to Tesco once a day to get some fresh vegetables (I remember I was intoContinue reading “Remembering my last week pre-pandemic”