Articles by: Alex Hawley

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Repent all ye repenters

Repent all ye repenters

“The first week I lost two pounds. That was easy; just water weight, it’s all just water. Week two I only lost a pound. Week three I lost half an ounce…no, sorry, more like two thirds of an ounce. Week four I regained a pound…”

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International

Why so, Syria?

Why so, Syria?

Syria, we still talking about Syria? A lot of ink has been spilled over which course of action should be taken following the use of chemical weapons a month ago.

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International

Tromso Part III: Blitzen bites it

Tromso Part III: Blitzen bites it

Watching the lights play tag over and around the mountains and fjords put paid to any residual wisps of cynicism. To have watched Aurora’s dance a thousand years ago, how could one not have been religious?

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International

Tromso Part II: the dawn of light

Tromso Part II: the dawn of light

Sunday night the lights turn up. In all their glory.

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International

Tromso! Part one of a triology

Tromso! Part one of a triology

In Samoan, depending on context the word ‘Malo’ performs as  ‘hi’, ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, ‘well done’, ‘good job’ and was the name of a cheerful, rotund boy in my class at secondary school.

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International

Moaning well

Moaning well

Ooooh I can’t stand that Julie. Who does she think she is; coming over here with her brown shoes and her straight walking? Don’t get me wrong; I love a good moan.

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International

A Time for (less) change

A Time for (less) change

After all the sullen news of the last fortnight I wanted to write a nice, positive piece this week. I was going to say something about the joys of public transport in London.

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Thinking: It should make you think

Thinking: It should make you think

This week I learnt about the passing of Baroness Thatcher via a joke on Facebook.

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