Category: Lifestyle

Musings from a peninsula

A taste of Spain – Ignacio S.

We all know RHS’s version of paella but there is a lot more to Spanish food than this. Ignacio takes us through his top 10 Spanish dishes. In 10th  place we have “broken eggs”. It is a traditional dish that is typical in Madrid and contains chips, eggs and normally “chorizo”, but is optional. Number…
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Toby’s Take on Life – Toby C

On Wednesday I turned 18, and I thought that at my new wise old age, I should impart the wisdom I have gathered over the last 18 years to the more youthful members of our community (AKA Mr. Hodson). It has been hard to filter down so many life lessons into 20 points, but I…
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Ukraine – places to visit and local cuisine – Viktor S. & Catherine G.

In a joint effort article, Viktor and Catherine are proudly presenting places and local dishes of their home country. Ukraine’s top 4 places to visit – by Viktor S. Kyiv Kyiv is the capital and the biggest city in Ukraine. I would say it`s one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine because it has…
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Kim and Pete vs Kanye – what’s going on? – Savannah Collis

It’s hard to scroll through your phone at the moment without seeing something about Kim Kardashian or Kanye “Ye” West. So what’s actually going on (aside from the divorce)? Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are currently dating and seem to be very happy. Their romance is speculated to have blossomed since Kim’s appearance on Saturday…
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The admiral Duncan bombing – Ginny F

As you may know Britain is not free of large scale hate crimes towards members of the LGBTQ+ community. But the worst in recent memory is the tragedy of the bombing of ‘The Admiral Duncan’ a gay pub in London’s Soho. It was an extremely violent act towards the LGBTQ+ community and is still a key eye…
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Marsha P. Johnson and the Stonewall Riots – Georgina L

Marsha P. Johnson was an African-American gay man and drag-artist (someone who dresses extravagantly and performs as a woman). Marsha was an activist, whom without, the LGBTQ+ community would not be as represented as it is now. In June 1969, there was a police raid on a gay bar in New York called The Stonewall…
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Erasure of LGBTQ figures throughout history – Georgina L

Many iconic figures all throughout history that you may have learned about in lessons or just from common knowledge, where actually LGBTQ. The reason many where painted as heterosexual (straight) is because of the extreme homophobia throughout history. The homophobia was so extreme that it was illegal to have a same sex relationship and it…
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LGBTQ+ History Month – Lex A

Why do we need to celebrate LGBTQ+ History? Why is it so important? Well, with an estimated 10% of the UK’s population identify as LGBTQ+, it is important for us to learn about and celebrate the past and reflect on the impact that this will have in our future. LGBTQ+ citizens have fought for their…
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The Bubble’s Entertainment Guide – Savannah Collis

After an unintentionally long break, the entertainment guide is back! Just in time for the small spike in covid cases so if you’re isolating and don’t know what to watch, look no further! If you’re not isolating then well done you! All jokes aside, the entertainment guide has some great watches and reads for you…
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Down syndrome, for who they are – Beatrice P A

For many years there has been a stigma around Down syndrome children in the medical society, not just encouraging mothers to terminate Down syndrome babies but only showing society the negative effects of having a Down syndrome child. I am a strong believer that it is a woman’s choice as to what happens to her…
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