How to begin healing after a breakup

Let me set the scene: the smothering darkness of winter is creeping in, and we’re bowels deep in the middle of a global pandemic that’s ravaging life as we know it. You’ve watched friends and family lose their jobs, and you even lost your own at one point. And then your fiancé, and partner of…

A quick history of Animal Crossing and millennials

It’s been hard to miss the recent buzz around Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Released on March 20th this year, the game has been a staggering success, with an estimated 5 million digital copies sold in March alone. Easy to pick up for new gamers, and a familiar face for existing ones, the player base is…

Tvättstuga: The Swedish art of doing laundry

In November 2018 I moved to Sweden. After the initial shock had temporarily subsided, I took in the details of our rental apartment. It didn’t take long for me to realise that there wasn’t a washing machine in sight. Queue existential crisis. Queue visions of myself avoiding eye contact in crowded launderettes. Queue contemplating how…