Emily Sargent
Writer, reader, enjoys videos of people falling over

Entries by Emily Sargent

Turning 25

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (15:05)

Since I turn 25 next weekend, I thought I'd do some light research into quarter-century bucket lists. Not that I'm dying (physically), but it's always good to know what you should have achieved by now.

Some things I have managed: travel - tick; whilst abroad get cornrows - tick (who...

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Tips for the Heat

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2013 | (15:19)


I am not coping well with the heat. I am dewy, swollen and weak. As I can, I am recording my thoughts. I don't know how long I have left, so whilst I can lift my fingers to the keypad, I will continue to...

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Festival Essentials

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2013 | (17:07)


Dear Fashion Magazines,

Who do you think you are speaking to Re. 'Festival Essentials'? Since I'll be attending Bestival this September, I thought I'd see what you have to offer. Here are some of your suggested inclusions:

1. "Reawaken your senses with Origins Ginger...

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(0) Comments | Posted 6 June 2013 | (14:43)

I am the antithesis of an organised commuter - I just can't get my packing right.

8am: I usually arrive at Brighton station, late, and hurriedly buy a croissant, throwing loose change at a frightened vendor, before rooting around for my rail pass. Tugging it from my bag quickly, it...

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Two Gay Queens

(28) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (00:00)

Finally! A politician who speaks my language! Who understands my needs!

Finally, if all goes to plan, next summer I can marry my mum! Thank you, Lord Tebbit, for putting my sentiments into words so accurately!

What a day it will be. We'll have everyone there - Uncle Roger,...

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TV: The Apprentice

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2013 | (14:10)


I like the opening five minutes of The Apprentice the best I think. Mainly because of the contestants' VTs; which this year contained some very bold and arousing statements.

"I am a great of my generation. I take inspiration from Napoleon." So says a...

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TV: My Super Sweet 16

(0) Comments | Posted 7 May 2013 | (12:26)

Since I have decided to cover The Apprentice once that tiny man with salami fingers has returned, this interval is a retrospective on My Super Sweet 16.
Mainly because - and don't be coy - we can all relate. I mean who hasn't turned their face to the gold...

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TV: Masterchef

(1) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (16:14)


Today's the day. It's here. STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. It's the Masterchef final.
It doesn't matter if you've never seen it before. It doesn't matter if you haven't had the turmoil of waiting for weeks to know what this meant -...

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TV: The Voice UK

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2013 | (19:09)

Having decided I loathed The X Factor beyond most human capacity (in part because they never included my 'I whip my pear back and forth' Talk Talk submission for the ad break), I have been 100% sucked into The Voice.

It might say something about deep-rooted psychological problems, but I...

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Telly Prognosis: Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (16:58)

I am all over Hollywood's bread revolution, like ALL. OVER it.

Until recently I was relatively unacquainted with his animalistic passion. Needless to say he now ROCKS MY WORLD.

Mostly because he really commits to aggression in the kitchen, above and beyond any forerunners like Ramsay.

Example - a dough...

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Gay Marriage and Conor Marron

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (11:33)

Conor Marron and James Lattimore are a couple living in Newcastle upon Tyne who co-founded the Coalition for Equal Marriage; their response to a protest campaign against the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

It takes a little while for Conor and I to find time when we're both free; in the...

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'Doing a Newcastle'

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2012 | (18:07)

Newcastle City Council's Labour leader Nick Forbes claims he has no choice but to axe much of the Council's arts spend; but is he instead trying to execute a dangerous bid for more Government money by holding the city's culture hostage?

Speculation is growing as to the honesty of...

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Three Dates In

(0) Comments | Posted 8 November 2012 | (21:03)

I always wondered before I came out what the first date would be like. I figured I'd probably wear a nice Ted Baker shirt and she'd be at the bar rocking a crew cut.

I was confused when this didn't fill me with a sense of thrill. Apparently my...

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