At the beginning of the semester, Owl Eyes was invited by Eden Mill to try out their Blendworks Gin School Experience, located just behind the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. Walking down North Street, we were intrigued: how involved would we be in the actual process of gin-blending? Would the final product actually be any good? And most importantly, would we even remember any of this after two-and-a-half hours of incessant sipping?
‘What are you doing over summer?’ people asked me.
Welcome back! Now Freshers’ Week is over, it seems we will all have a lot more time to get used to our cobbled streets again. So why not begin the academic year with some enjoyable content for your ears? Listen while cooking, cleaning, walking to lectures and, my personal favourite, hungover mornings in bed.
Picture that famous image: Tobey Maguire hurtling through the air; webbing slipping through his crimson fingers; the menacing reflection of Doc Ock through an amber lens. Cheesy, yes – but nevertheless, Spider-Man 2 became an instant classic, and remains to this day one of the best of its genre. It was, dare I say it, somewhat sincere.
New academic year, new exercise routine. We’ll all probably end up failing but for now we’ve actually been going to the gym or on a run at least a little bit regularly. Or maybe you kept fit during summer and are starting to descend down the dark hole of essay comfort food. Either way, everyone knows that in order to get going, you need a suitably peppy playlist. And what’s more peppy than a few showtunes? If you’re looking for an upbeat, motivational, and sometimes cringingly happy mix of songs from your favourite musicals, look no further.