Patience is a necessity; Frustration is unavoidable

#np: Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (well, it is nearly Christmas) I intended to write an entry for this blog for every week of my first term, but unavoidable and distressing circumstances meant that wasn’t possible. I intended to be at a certain point in my literature review (and with key decisions taken…

Love in the time of Dystonia

#np: You Are My Sunshine – Various different artists, pick your favourite. This week’s blog is going to be very dystonia-focused and self-indulgent, so researchers – if you want – you can stop reading here. This week my great-Grandmother died. She was nearly 95 and had an amazing life (of which I might share more…

Know your limitations

This week, more so than any other, my body has taken on a mind of its own. This has resulted in more pain and less mobility. Don’t get me wrong, I have still been able to get into university, and I’ve begun attending the gym and yoga classes in the hope that this will help…

Once we were anarchists (Turner, 2007)

#np: Time for Heroes – The Libertines Ideally for those studying PR1400 (this week’s topic – ‘the state’), Russell Brand’s interview on Newsnight posited the question of the legitimacy of our institutions and what we-the-people can do to address their numerous shortcomings and failures – namely, according to Brand, revolution. Brand’s call-to-arms was as typically…