Tinder has got to be one of the most talked about apps of the last 4 years, at least within my friendship circle. Before we start discussing the hilarity of Tinder as a dating app, I must disclose that I have never downloaded it, despite drunkenly swiping for friends on numerous occasions. (I'm a modern … Continue reading Tindermares
When I was 12 I had an experience that changed my life. I ate an icy pole on the tram. As I happily licked the delicious lemony goodness off a stick two elderly men sat opposite me with odd looks on their faces. I suddenly felt self-conscious. I looked at my icy pole and then … Continue reading Eating Phallic Food in Public
There is never a bad time for cake. Think about it. Whether you are at a funeral or have lost your job, a slice of sweet fluffy goodness always makes things better. When I first started working in an office I was shocked at how awkward most interactions are. In the hospitality industry your workmates … Continue reading Let them eat cake – Do it.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that we are all human. From your manager to your grandmother there are things that most of us do regularly but would never admit to. In an endeavor to bring us all closer, create mutual understanding, and to remind you that deep down we are all just disgusting, I've made … Continue reading Things you would never admit to – but have definitely done.
Yesterday whilst on Twitter I saw this photo pop up on my feed. It reminded me fondly of year 6 camp, long before the invention of selfies. I hate to tell you people, but the ol' let's put our heads together for a photo has been around a lot longer than the iPhone, in fact, I … Continue reading Lice – The Itchy Truth
Recently I was at a party, in the middle of a conversation, when I had an epiphany. I was being boring on purpose. It sounds like I'm making an excuse for my shitty party behaviour; alas, this was hardly the situation... It has taken me some time to learn that there are certain people I … Continue reading The Art of Being Boring
Starting out life in a new city isn't easy, especially when your grasp on the native language is slim to none. In April 2013 I packed up my flat, left my full-time job and went to live in Mexico. I could lie and say I made the choice because I can't get enough tacos, but … Continue reading Life As A Mexican… expat
Recently I travelled to India. On my last day, I decided that I was going take risks and be adventurous. I saw a man selling fried potatoes on the side of the road. Well, I decided. I'm definitely going to have some of those. They look delicious. I asked the gentleman above if he would … Continue reading Pube Potatoes
It's Friday night and I'm standing in the line at the Fish and Chip shop. It feels about 100 degrees and I am sweltering whilst waiting to order. I'm crowded in by families, couples getting up in each other's personal space and groups of friends gossiping about their week. I have a sweat moustache. Fish … Continue reading Why we are all afraid of being forever alone
In Nepal and India it is illegal to kill a cow. Famous for their holy status in Hinduism, the humble bovine has pride of place in the urban pecking order. The main man of Hinduism, Lord Krishna, moonlights as a cowherd (who frolicks with milk-maids) and the bull is the badass vehicle of Lord Shiva. Travelling through these two predominately Hindu … Continue reading Cows, Steak Houses and Leather- The Holy Dilemma