Oliver Hancock

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I hate to drone on…

Last week, a drone flew into the window of my bedroom and bounced onto the road below. The sheepish pilot stood a distance away, asking me to throw the drone back to him. As I threw it, a piece fell off. ‘I’ve got another bit here, what is it?’ I was told it was the…

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Meghan Markle is saving the sinking monarchy

The monarchy is an outdated, irrelevant institution in the fast-moving modern era. At least that’s what some people would have you believe. It’s an argument gaining more traction as we move ever closer to the next generation of royals. People used to hear ‘the monarchy’ and think of the Queen, dressed up to the nines…

Fashion

Fashion Trends to keep and forget in 2019

The new hues of 2018: Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the numerous products released by various cosmetics companies and collaborations; in 2018 alone, Jeffree Star released three full palettes and announced a fourth at the beginning of December. The release of the formidable James Charles x Morphe palette saw a huge range of…

Gaming

Recently Played: Stardew Valley

Over the past month, I’ve been enamoured by Stardew Valley, an indie farming simulator released initially on PC and other ports in 2016, and later on the Nintendo Switch (my console of choice) last year. Why it’s taken me so long to pick it up, I don’t know – its delightful pixel-art style and easy-going…