An inebriated nation, a united nation

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In the UK, nothing breeds togetherness like binge-drinking. Drinking pint after pint of golden lager to dilute the tendencies we have to be a bit up-tight and so well-mannered that we’re actually a bit rude. Put simply, we’re a nation of suppressed, stoic individuals who need a beer to lighten up. Except that we’re so […]

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Throw-catch-throw-catch

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The disc slices through the air and I marvel as it travels towards the sun, disappearing for a second, before it begins its downward journey and lands in my brother’s expecting hands. “99,” I announce, my eyes wide. The air around us is still as we silently postpone our celebrations with goofy smiles and clammy, […]

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Damp toilet paper

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Hungover, a couple of weeks ago, Aaron and I were watching Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back. To Aaron’s utter dismay, they were investigating and shining a UV light on a Bournemouth hotel we had stayed in just over a year ago. Because nothing says a spontaneous, romantic getaway like an army of dead flies trapped […]

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Five kilometres


The Adventures of a Kathlete

Every other day I run five kilometres. Sometimes I run ten kilometres but, when I do, I wish I was only running five. As I run, I imagine the days when I used to run 21 kilometres but I am only really writing that because I want to let you know that, before all of this, I used to […]

June 5, 2020

My noughties playlist


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As I sat across from the car salesman and he told me my shiny blue 69 plate would not, in fact, have a CD player, looking smug as he said something about bluetooth, I gasped. What about my Now That’s What I Call Music! collection? “You’re the first young person to want a CD player.” […]

May 29, 2020

Sundays


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“What shall we do today?” I used to ask Aaron every Sunday morning, as we begun the final day of the week together, having forgotten once again to make any plans for our one mutual day off. “I’m not sure,” he’d look at me. “What do you think?” This would go on for a while, […]

May 24, 2020

I am the technical problem


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It was my turn to host the weekly family virtual quiz. As the first person to assume this responsibility for the second time, I wanted to raise the bar. The day prior I spent three hours collating three rounds and 30 questions onto a PowerPoint presentation, commanding text and pictures to ‘fly in’ or ‘swivel’, […]

May 22, 2020

The furloughs & the fur-highs #2


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It’s 01:15 and I have just been speaking with one of my closest friends, having realised we were both bathing in blue light far too late into the night. Wide awake, we spoke about why lenses are circular but photographs are rectangular; we spit-balled podcast ideas and decided that the Queen should host a royal, […]

May 15, 2020

The furloughs & the fur-highs #1


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As I am writing this it is 21:49; I have a beer ninety degrees to my left and I am just about to put some water on to boil, to create a very high-brow one-woman banquet of pesto pasta. If it was 2017 and I could see myself now, I’d recoil, fearing I hadn’t outgrown […]

May 1, 2020

A May Book Club


Kath's Bookshelf

What better time to host a May book club than a few days before July? Oops. No surprises here but I’m still behind schedule; a good few chapters behind where I should be. But everyone loves an underKat so I’m going to keep going. Against all odds. So here’s a little round up of everything […]

June 29, 2019

An April Book Club


Kath's Bookshelf

Although a few days late… Better late than never?! I thought it was about time to fess up to a month of very little reading. I have an excuse at the ready though. April started off with an absolutely brilliant read. (More on that in a paragraph’s time.) After just a few days into April, […]

May 4, 2019

A March Book Club


Kath's Bookshelf

If I thought the first two months of 2019 were good reading months, then March was pretty fab. So I am still blabbing on about reading 52 books this year and while, shock, I’m still behind, I’m feeling okay about it. Especially since I’ve been reading books I’ve adored. So if you want to check […]

March 30, 2019