Fyse's Floating Face

Contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly innacurate…

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England 1, Paraguay 0

“Engaaaarrrrllllaaaaaannnnnd! We’re England till we die! Engaaaarleeeernd!” Through the assembled crowd a small group of thoroughly inebriated football fans career wildly, beers held high and tattooed torsoes crisping in the midday sun. Riding aloft is their mascot for the day, an inflatable young lady with legs akimbo and arms flailing wildly. Her synthetic anatomy is […]

‘The Fear’ and a disconcerting freedom…

With all the crushing inevitability of England losing in penalty shoot-outs, exam term is that ever present shadow on the horizon of life at university. Waiting to punish you for a year of revelry and frivolity, it reserves special retribution for the congenitally lazy. The atmosphere of Cambridge is palpably different and there is an […]

Dramatization, may not have happened…

Fyse stands at his window, gazing gravely down into the courtyard below. A sizable and hysterical crowd has assembled, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Clinging to one another for support they huddle yet closer, cowering from Fyse’s radiant brilliance. A lithe young lady near the front rips her clothes off in a fit […]

The Joy of Trains…

Bing-bong. “Ladies and gentleman, we regret to inform you that due to a bridge strike near Baldock this service will be delayed. The train will stop at the next station and await clearance before proceeding.” Passenger responses in the carriage are entirely predictable, and adhere furiously to national stereotype. The English appear locked in competition […]

The Swedish Delegate…

Term finished two weeks ago, and the few students remaining in college are adrift in a sea of conference guests. Every morning Main Court plays host to a parade of delegates in serried ranks, each with a suit bag slung over one arm and a little suitcase trailing forlornly behind. Lost souls, they drift without […]

The Harshest of Realities…

I was recently informed that I will graduate on the 30th of June. That’s the theory anyway, with a few little exams and project deadlines before it becomes a reality. Beyond lies July and the rest of my life, a great yawning chasm of unknown. The ‘what are you planning to do with your life?’ […]