Am I having a nervous breakdown, or am I just being dramatic?

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Ah, that age old question I find myself asking daily; am I in the midst of a quarter-life crisis, or was I just being dramatic when I cried about the muesli I dropped on the kitchen floor? I hate clichés, they send a shiver down my spine. But one cliché seems so fitting right now: when […]

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Dating haikus

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Fleeting and often disappointing, haikus are much like my love life. Think of me like Sylvia Plath, but with Tinder.

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“I don’t like the crusts.”

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I come from a conventional family; meet the wealthy love of your life by 23, provide your parents with grandchildren by 25, stay at home to create a haven for said husband and children, and when you can’t take the screaming brats any longer, get a part-time desk job at a soulless corporate firm. To […]

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A dog stole my identity

Until 2015, if you searched my name on Facebook, I was the only Pippa, Philippa or Pip Bugg that existed. Sure, there were Phillip’s, Philip’s and Buggy’s – but Pip Bugg, it was just me. It was a life of solitude and great responsibility, but it was a burden I was prepared to carry. Yes, I knew […]

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10 reasons Valentine’s Day is better than Christmas

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Like a bad Craig David remix, in seven days, lovers the world-over will unite to celebrate business owners’ favourite commercial holiday. That’s right, Valentine’s Day; the international day of romance, Instagram hashtags and insincere card inscriptions. My parents love Valentine’s Day. Every February 14th, I’d sit on the edge of their bed as a child, […]

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Why should I walk for the Women’s March?

Today, women the world over united to march against prejudice. Taking place on my doorstep, I wasn’t sure if the Women’s March was for me; do I really want to substitute my afternoon yoga class for the chaos of Central London? Equality between sexes, I whole-heartedly agree with the concept of feminism. So why the hesitancy? Well for […]

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