Things we learnt in issue 20: how to win a bar fight, write a love song, dress The Brunettes, make a boy cry, go carbon-neutral, detect an indie sleaze, spin an art show out of a polaroid camera, cook like your mum and inspire Clare Bowditch.

Miranda July explained the top ten commonly held myths about being a writer while our writers busily created their own myths: about what not to do in a sex shop, how to litter properly and whether or not to choose wine by a pretty label.

NIDA graduates stepped up on stage for us and talked about their lives, while four photographers shared their favourite snaps and couples told us what it was like to meet online.

We may have been hearting snow, but we warmed up by thinking of hot men from the ‘80s and where they are now (tip: Fred Savage is doing voice over work for Christmas films).

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