Or, how to be really really dysfunctional in 18 easy steps: It’s Friday night. Your plane lands at Gatwick after a five-hour delay and you arrive home at 10.20pm. Go out anyway. Get in at 3.30am having got up at 4.30am for a flight that morning and therefore having been up for 23 hours Get up unnaturally early the following day to have brunch with … Continue reading How to make great life choices
I say not contempt but blindness. Sometimes I make fun of things a little too close for comfort: being a teenager, the young professional lifestyle, following trends, etc. This is as much an attack on the tendencies I don’t like in myself as on the mindset of other people. And it is a certain mindset I don’t like, not the act itself of using a … Continue reading What does familiarity breed?
JK. Shame on you if that got your attention though. This is not about the 10 cutest cats of the internet, how to tell if your boss is a leader or just a manager, 15 dogs dressed as babies, how to get buff for summer in 12 easy steps, or that time when Barack Obama’s face-swap with Kim Kardashian broke the internet and was the … Continue reading Oh look, a cat video!
Back in the day, all it took to be a healthy human being was a basic diet of tatties, veg and the occasional portion of tinned spam, a bit of walking (fetching the groceries) and a bit of housework (beating rugs, scrubbing period stains out of linen by hand). Nowadays we’re a little more fussy, and a common or garden health regime typically includes: Gadgets: … Continue reading Spiralizing out of control
I’ll admit the topic is not original. Similarly titled listicles to this one are not in short supply, but I thought I’d add to the conversation with some reflections from personal experience. A simple Google search surfaces various definitions of the toxic friend, with many focussing on behaviours like over-dependency (emotional and financial), jealousy, passive aggressive and just plain aggressive behaviour, and even bullying. These … Continue reading 5 Types of Toxic Friend
“So did you get up to much this weekend?” “Yeah no, it was a pretty quiet one actually, grabbed dinner with some friends on Friday then went to a couple of bars on Clapham High Street, my friend was DJing – had a pretty early one, got an Uber home. Saturday morning I had my yoga class (so hungover!) then met some friends for lunch … Continue reading When a woman is tired of London …