About Me



  • 2nd year history student
  • Tea by day; whisky by night
  • Friend has described me as being “like the schizophrenic from Fight Club, but cuddlier.”
  • Follow me on twitter @markcrawford0 
  • Send me an email

Please come back.


39 Comments on “About Me”

  1. Thanks for the like on my post about “Love thy Neighbor.”

  2. Whisky brand of the night?

  3. Aberlour A’Búnnadh here… 😉

  4. and thnx as well for the following!…. I m just starting, to b honest, and most of my stuff is reposted but… it’s just lack of time to write with so much to read and learn!! 😛 (hope it sounded convincent enough!)

  5. newbabylonia says:

    Thanks for the like for my post on The Guardian!

  6. ManicDdaily says:

    Mark = I was a student at Jesus College, Oxford, many years ago! I am American –and was an early woman there. I actually ended dropping out after a year – I had my U.S. degree and got quite sick (physically) and home sick too. But it was so fun for me to see that you are there! I am sure it is very different now. (This was a very long time ago.)

  7. Harvey says:

    I strongly recommend Lagavulin cask strength.

  8. lizpurvis says:

    Love the title of your blog! Although I happen to agree that, while wonderful separately, together they aren’t pleasant at all!

  9. floodedroses says:

    Whoop, George Orwell 😀

  10. innamazing says:

    We both know I’ll be back…

  11. Tonight was a Bruichladdich night… the last dram!

    • Mark says:

      Oh, I’m jealous, hah. I have not given enough attention to my whisky lately. Might crack into a Chivas Regal…

      • … If you are going for a blended, Chivas is absolutely ok, but if I was you I’d try to find a bottle of Cutty Sark Emerald. It’ s been ages since I found that… but I remember it’s one that brings out a memory of a nice surprise and the unavoidable question “c’mon… r ye sure this is Cutty Sark’s?”

        btw…. talking abt emerald bottles… happy St. Padraigh’s!

  12. Rebel Rae says:

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and the follow! 🙂

  13. JOnKEnna says:

    Great blog. You like whisky, you like Hitchens, you like Orwell, you like my blog… You’ll do for me. Pressed the FOLLOW button. Keep at it.

  14. cpatrick0311 says:


    Thanks for the follow. You’re blog is a great read and visually gorgeous. I appreciate the hard work you clearly put into your posts.

    I look forward to reading more.

  15. nakitaaudrey says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your writing. You’re clearly talented!

    • Mark says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I really enjoyed your blog too – especially your post on your visit to Israel. I was lucky enough to go there a couple of years ago.

  16. Ian Gardner says:

    Just express yourself mate! FREEDOM! 🙂

  17. strugglefortheworld says:

    Thanks for the comment and I’m glad you liked the Venezuela-Egypt post. You’ve got a great blog here. I like your nuanced take on things. Cheers.

  18. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. And you can check it out here:

  19. nerdlight says:

    There is no specific place for this comment, but I would just like to compliment you on your choice of quote for your page subtitle! It’s an amazing book 🙂

    • Mark says:

      Yes it is! I wrote a bad review of it somewhere on my blog, but it definitely left an impression on me. Plus, I think the quote is so true haha!

  20. I don’t like whiskey. But I do like tea.

  21. ronarruejo says:

    I have very few opinions on politics outside the U.S. (due to lack of knowledge, not because I don’t care), but hopefully your blog will enlighten me to some of the political/electoral dynamics in the UK.

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