childhood, parenting, Uncategorized

The things that never should have changed from my childhood

When most people think of the '90s, they think of bootleg jeans dragging on the ground, undercuts and Will Smith's life getting 'flipped-turned upside down'. I spent the '90s living in my childhood, overdosing on Zooper Doopers and constantly covered in bruises. While walking down the street recently, I watched a group of kids argue… Continue reading The things that never should have changed from my childhood

Introvert, labels, lazy, Uncategorized

When did it become cool to be an introvert?

I am a self-confessed introvert. I go to parties and, as soon the food has been eaten, I plan my exit strategy. I am racked with nerves when it's my time to speak in a meeting, and I usually prefer to be in my PJs watching the 'Living Room' on a Friday night than downing… Continue reading When did it become cool to be an introvert?

pets, Uncategorized

The hidden benefits of having a dog

I heard an interesting fact this week: the first person who is going to live to 150 years of age has already been born, and they grew up (or are growing) up with dogs. It wasn't the worry that it may be me who was to blow out 150 candles (I don't even know how… Continue reading The hidden benefits of having a dog

media, newspapers, Uncategorized

Real news is dying

Globally, people are becoming increasingly busy. High pressure jobs and high pressure social expectations are forcing people to rely on the fastest and easiest way to gather news. In a digital world, newspapers are no longer being consumed over a morning coffee. News is being read in transit and in fleeting moments of boredom with… Continue reading Real news is dying

reality tv

Reality TV makes everyone an expert

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is spooning my dog on the couch on lazy Sundays and binge-watching reality TV program repeats. I'm not ashamed of my guilty pleasure, I'm ashamed of the pedestal of expertise that I put myself up on. I lie there in my slothy glory and judge these poor 'real' people… Continue reading Reality TV makes everyone an expert

little wins, tattslotto

Losers can still win at life

I didn't win Tattslotto this week. Again. I didn't win that all-inclusive holiday that I mentally planned my annual leave around either. I also now must continue to spend my hard earned on weekly groceries because a year's free worth definitely is not landing on my doorstep. The most common thing that people say when… Continue reading Losers can still win at life