I think a lot more people would visit Tanzania if it was pronounced ‘TAN-ZAY-NIA’!                    

One Of The Most Embarrassing Things You Can Do On This Earth

One of the most embarrassing things you can do on this earth is visit your significant other’s parents’ house for the first time and use the bathroom. For some cosmic reason, the toilet… Continue reading

The Perfect Goodbye

Saying the perfect goodbye, heartfelt and sincere, yet pleasant and jovial. Words and well wishes in exactly the right places. Hugs, high waves, all the bests and see you soons. As you turn… Continue reading

Things That Are Good In The Pub

Watching someone genuinely laugh. Someone responding with an over-exaggerated facial expression of amazement to your story, which up until this point you considered to be only semi-amazing. Completely agreeing with someone that something… Continue reading

As I Walk Back To My Chair

My white trainers carefully tread the shiny marble floor, the smell of peroxide and scented hair products assaulting my nostrils as funky house blares and spotlights blaze. My guide is a few feet… Continue reading

K’Naan – ‘America’

Everyone’s favourite Somalian/Canadian rapper returns with ‘America’ – near 7 minutes of a lazy shuffling beat with Mos Def and Chali 2na’s baritone so deep your laptop might just vibrate off the table.… Continue reading

The Monopoly Guy

My left contact lens had been irritating me all day, so much so that I thought it was going to either pop out of my eye or jiggle its way back into my… Continue reading


I often hear people say, when they’re asked if they want sugar in their tea, “No thanks, I’m sweet enough!”. So whenever anyone asks me if I want milk in my tea, I… Continue reading

It Was Never Meant To Be Like This

So the other day I find myself yet again squatting uncomfortably in the Men’s Grooming aisle in Boots, feeling physically overwhelmed at all of the hair wax products on offer. I’ve been religiously… Continue reading

The Pyongyang Metro

This website examines the North Korean capital’s subway system in great detail. http://www.pyongyang-metro.com                    

The xx

Miserable teenagers write quite the toe-tapping little ditty and then perform it with all the emotion and enthusiasm of asthmatic mice to critical acclaim. Their formula for success? Try to look like you’re… Continue reading

Foghorn Leghorn

Nobody brought the pain like Foghorn Leghorn when he got cranky. Spectacularly crafted putdowns and mad crazy snaps so effortlessly wheeled out on a regular basis verbally destroying anyone who dared question his… Continue reading

Online Tenori-on

Oddly hypnotic.   You’ll play with it for longer than you think you would.     Have a go here.                    

Hey Ocean! – “A Song About California”

Breezy, soul-flecked pop straight outta the Californian paradise known as Canada. Laid back like Saskatchewan.     This was probably the shortlist before they went with “Ocean”:   Hey ________! – Mister –… Continue reading

Mad Muppets