Category Archives: University

Tell Sid

One of the nice things about my degree was that it was a joint honours course i.e. I studied two subjects instead of one. In those days before computerised timetabling, a certain amount of work was needed to try to … Continue reading

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Historical Meals – Student Risotto

I was an adult before I discovered what a culinary genius my mother was. I don’t mean in the Gordon Ramsey sense of the word, but in the way that she could improvise a meal out of nothing. As time … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Musical Memory

A very short Memory today. This song tells the story for itself and always reminds me of growing up in the 1980s, with the ever present fear of nuclear war and wondering if there was a future to look forward … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Musical Memory

Somewhere, in a sprawling metropolis -well, York – there lives a man named Marc Fearns. He is, on the quiet, a genius. Marc is one half of the brains behind the wonderful 7 Reasons website. This is not what makes … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 19 – A Song From Your Favourite Album

This album came out at the time that I was sitting my finals. Rather brilliantly, it came with the injunction printed on the sleeve that it was recorded ‘…to be played loudly. So turn it up.’ and, of course, I … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 18 – A Song That You Wish You Heard On The Radio

My university flatmate Angela was good for many things. Undying friendship was – and is – foremost among them. At university, she was also good for chauffeuring services (she had a car, I didn’t), finding people to share the flat, … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 5 – A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

Over on Facebook – where, I might have mentioned, you can ‘like’ us to your heart’s content right here – someone had the bright idea of setting a challenge to select a song a day on thirty different topics. As … Continue reading

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