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Ashes to Ashes

Life and death. There is no greater contrast, no two things that are as polar opposite as life is to death, as all the emotions associated with life are to all the emotions associated with death. On Friday, a friend … Continue reading

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Impressions

There is an exhibit on at the National Gallery: Inventing the Impressionists. It tells the story of Paul Durand – Ruel, the French art dealer who brought and displayed, marketed and sold early Impressionist pieces of art, whilst they were … Continue reading

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Vietnam: ‘Done’

Next week, we have a History test. On Vietnam. More specifically, the Vietnam war in context of the Cold War and relationships between the capitalist US and communist Russia and what role a country on a different continent to both … Continue reading

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Juxtaposed

Yesterday evening I went ice skating and I left my phone in my coat pocket with a friend who sat on the side. After two hours of skating, I looked at my phone and saw that there were two new … Continue reading

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The Power of Song

The verb to sing means ‘to utter words or sounds in succession with music modulations of the voice; vocalize melodically.’ But singing is so much more than that, so much more than simply uttering words or sounds. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Truly Brave

The disco lights lining the huge, majestically arched roof send swirls of colour spiralling over the ice. People whizz by in a blur, the sharp sound of skates scratching ice barely audible above the laughter, chatter and blaring music, but … Continue reading

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