All in all, a pretty busy week at Midori House. There were some highs – both emotional and physical, with one of my radio interviews taking me up 31 floors of London’s Shard in an automated lift – and some rather enlightening lows. I’d probably say that it’s been my favourite week of the […]Read more "Monocle, Week 7: HOW DO YOU ITVU"
There are interesting elements to this internship – the aforementioned opportunities to conduct interviews, learn new production skills, and work in a thriving and youthful atmosphere – and some, admittedly, less interesting bits too. Monocle’s reputation would suffer if the studios were rammed full of dirty mugs, or if when a guest on-air reached to […]Read more "Monocle, Week 6: Doing the Deed"
I dunno, maybe people will think the title is a quote or something This week, I ‘ave been mostly listening to…Wilfred Giroux. His ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ was the soundtrack to my time in Brussels, and the recently released ‘Stronger’ may be making a late claim for the musical backing to my sleep-deprived […]Read more "Monocle, Week 5: Memorize Dat!"
It’s been a fun four weeks. At the halfway point through anything, though, you stop looking solely at your current work and start thinking about your career as a whole. It happened after a few days during my five-day stint at The York Press; it happened two weeks into my month’s stay at Political Intelligence […]Read more "Monocle, Week 4: Halfway Point"
I started this year by pledging that I would challenge myself in my reading. Not just by reading books by classic authors, or of varying length – that was a hurdle that I jumped over whilst I had a few months to myself in Africa (#humblebrag) – but by mixing up both the style and […]Read more "The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro"
So I did something I said I wouldn’t do – I spent too much money, and I drank too much alcohol, and I ate too much shit food mere hours before my shift at work. (sidebar – shift sounds like I work in a factory. Not a good thing). Such a waste as well, because […]Read more "Monocle, Week 3: Interviewing with a [very slight] hangover"