A Fresh Perspective

“It was here, in a somewhat serendipitous turn, Jon and Jamie’s paths would cross again. “I went to St John Hotel last year and had the most incredible meal,” says Jamie, “I went to thank the chef and found this smiley, floppy haired, handsome chap. I felt like he knew me… but it took me…

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The Truth About Testosterone

FILAMENT MAGAZINE: “Most of us are familiar with the edict ‘grow some balls’. Women can be its target as much as men, but the phrase itself demonstrates that we associate owning a pair of testicles with being courageous, competitive and aggressive. At the heart of this expression is the belief that simply being male, and…

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Red magazine

RED MAGAZINE: “Recently, my life had been a terrifying mix of good days and bad days, through which I had done my best to stay optimistic. And you saw that. You empathised, so you reached out and made a gesture, for no other reason than to offer a pick-me-up. That took a lot of guts…

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Trek & Mountain

TREK & MOUNTAIN: “While Mohammad fell asleep by the fire, wrapped in his djellaba, Mbarek prepared a tajine. He apologised to us, embarrassed about the camels. “Pas de problem,” we said. “C’est la vie!” Spirits high again, the guitar was played and we took turns to concoct silly songs about missing camels. We didn’t bother erecting…

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Green Your Gap Year

ETHICAL LIVING: “Many placements are as brief as two or three weeks, yet the environmental damage of your trip could potentially diminish all the good you have been working for. It’s worth considering a longer stay, perhaps a full year, in places that require international travel. That way you will also be able to see…

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Mother’s Day

ETHICAL LIVING: “So, if quality time and communication are the real signs of appreciation, why do we stick to the tried and true routine of breakfasts in bed, flowers, cards, and chocolates? Is this what mums really want?”

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