Leaving the party too early, or too late?

I am currently on a train, bound for Kingston, which was my home for the four years of my undergraduate degree. Since September, I have been visiting often to see my boyfriend and several close friends who are current Queen’s students, having chosen to stay on for a fifth year. I find that returning to…

The Christmas Party Spiel

How do conversations at your cocktail or holiday parties usually go? If they’re anything like mine, it starts out with a “great to see you, how are you? how’s the family?”, and then (especially if your partner in conversation is an aunt, uncle, family friend, or parent of a friend) the inevitable question arrives… “What…