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Taking My Time

How can my motivation be simultaneously so high and so low on a Friday? It’s high because I just want to get all my work done as soon as possible so that I can get out of here for the weekend, and it’s low because I just want to chill and do nothing all day …

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The Bathroom Debate

‘I’m just saying,’ the queen sighed, exasperated. ‘I’m just saying, I don’t know what was wrong with the old one.’          ‘It was very out of season,’ her husband replied, leaning against a half-finished sink and flicking through a catalogue.          ‘It was a toilet.’          ‘It was last season’s toilet,’ he rolled his eyes, …

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Babysitting an Electrician

‘Zap!’ my brother giggled, holding out the electrical plug like it was a live wire. I ignored him, flicking through my book on the couch. I could almost hear him frowning behind me, that he hadn’t managed to provoke a reaction, and had to suppress a little smile.          ‘Zap!’ he yelled again, this time …

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Head to toe

I grew up in a bit of a ‘different’ family environment than most people. My dad was a hardcore punk back in the 70s. He had tattoos before they became cool. My mother was never really someone who was interested in tattoos for herself, but she absolutely adored the rockabilly style. She constantly looked like …

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Cold girlfriend

One thing I have noticed about some girls is that they are always cold. I grew up with two sisters and it honestly seemed like they could never feel comfortable or content with the temperature of any room – no matter the time of year. My girlfriend is the exact same. We go on holidays …

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I hate invoicing

Why is it that whenever money is involved life gets extremely awkward? For some reason people can owe people money but as soon as you ask for money that you’re rightfully entitled to, then you’re the bad guy. I remember once I let a work colleague of mine use up all my phone data. It …

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Straightening out

I’ve hit my thirties and have decided to make a life change. No, I am not going through a crisis, I’m just looking to improve my life a bit. One thing I have been insecure about my whole life, particularly during my twenties, is my teeth. They’re not straight at all. I actually don’t think …

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Selling my car

I’m planning to sell my car in the next couple of months as my wife and I are expecting a child. This is a very exciting time for us but it has meant that we’ve needed to make a few big lifestyle changes. One of the big changes that we’re making is moving house. We …

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Driving too fast

  One day after work I was driving and wanted to get to a shop in time to try new shoes. I had only thirty minutes to get to the shop in time before it closed. I was sure I was going to arrive with at least five minutes to spare but in a shoe …

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