Lessons from My Twenties

After a somewhat bumpy landing and a brief existential crisis, I arrived at my thirties and  life slowed down long enough for me to review the last decade. This act of reflection helped me discover a few things about myself, us as humans and about life in general, which I now feel compelled to pass…

Friendships in Your Thirties

It’s frighteningly easy to feel lost in your 30s. Up until this point, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent your life indulgently exploring your independence alongside some truly marvellous creatures—revelling in the good, accepting the bad, and learning from the ugly. As is customary with every milestone that births a new era, you’ll…

I Am A Feminist

To those of you who have continued to read past the intro title, a big thumbs up to you, you’re a beautiful fucking person. A lot of people will have switched off as soon as they saw the “F word” because still, to many people, it’s a dirty word that inspires little more than an…

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Chatting with a work friend just the other day, she reminded me that next week was her birthday. I asked her what age she was going to be and she delightedly replied “27.” As soon as I heard the number, I felt my stomach start to sink. “Oh, god,” I muttered to myself, “twenty fucking…

Where Are All The Poets?

A few years back, I was reviewing records of TV’s greatest adverts for work when I stumbled upon the latest from McDonald’s. Set in a classroom, strewn with cardboard boxes, a familiar song began to play in the background. It was one that evokes pure happiness in me, “We Could Have Been Anything” from the…

The Business Event Fail

I have been called upon to attend a very important breakfast meeting about a very important subject that involves laws and governmental regulations – tons of corporate jargon and those stupidly small mini danish pastries, which a respectable person would only take one of, even though everyone knows you’d be justified in taking three as…

The Hero and The Snowflake

I have the wind howling through the trees out of the window to the left of me, and through the living room to the right and out of the window are the rumblings of wheelie bins being taken to harvest by our dutiful waste disposal workers. Through the hazy veil of the net curtain, I…

SaltWater Brewers Making An Impact

Here is a tail of corporate social responsibility done in the most scrumptious and awe-inspiring way. We all know pollution is a big, big issue. Decades of humans living the disposable lifestyle has led to the saturation of landfills with plastics and non-recyclables. In recent years we’ve seen the collection of waste re-emerge with destructive…

Shame On Me

Today I got caught up in a self-made, 1st world, problem. Today, I had to get the bus home from work in rush-hour whilst endless streams of roadworks made the drawn-out journey just that little bit more tedious. Now, I’m no stranger to public transport and given fair warning, this wouldn’t have been an issue….

Fashion Freedom

Let me know if this sounds familiar. I’m getting dressed for work in the morning and I realise my two good pairs of jeans, the ones that I wear pretty much every day to help me achieve the required “smart-casual” dress-code for work are wet from the wash. Me being the giant douche that I…