Tag: Holidays

Travel

Why I Travel

I’ve never been able to fathom why anyone would want to stay in the same place for their entire life. Of course, everyone’s entitled to do whatever makes them happiest, but I’m hyperaware that there’s an entire world out there, waiting to be discovered! Filled with new experiences to discover, new people to meet, and…

Gaming

Holiday Games

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Over this special hibernation-edition of the Christmas period, the festive cheer required a few more engaging family activities than a read-out of cracker jokes and an opening of presents formerly doused in alcohol-smelling antibacterial fluid. You may have spent it playing Charades, or Pictionary for those of you who are able…

Travel

Stories of suspended travel

April is the key month for university students to begin planning holidays; the limbo period between the start of the final term and exam season, just coming up to summer. Unfortunately, for those students who decided April and before were prime times to book their summer holidays, what seemed a well-deserved celebration of finishing the…

Travel

Christmas and other holidays in December

December is a month full of religious and secular holidays celebrated around the world for a multitude of reasons. The most notable December holiday in the Christian world is Christmas, which is made up of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas is celebrated in order to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and the customs…

Features

IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas: the monstrous turkey on the horizon, the holiday to end all holidays. Whatever your view on the matter, it seems like it’s here to stay. Maybe this invincibility is why we find Christmas so easy to swing at – we’ll never be rid of it, so we can rage against the gift-wrapped punching bag…

Arts

Christmas: the artist’s holiday

Christmas is the holiday where everyone becomes an artist, whether they like it or not. Ignore how hemmed in you may be by the repetitive palette of greens, reds and snowy whites, and ignore how rubbish you are at going at a gift with tattered wrapping paper and too much sellotape to know what to…

Music

A very Concrete Christmas

Last Christmas – Wham! Laced with catchy lyrics and deep rich tones, the Wham! hit is an absolute Christmas classic. This song is as integral to Christmas as is the turkey itself. From the background sounds of jingle bells, to the upbeat rhythm, Last Christmas is more than just an ordinary Christmas song. It’s a…

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