The Super Humans of 2021

It's been another twelve months of pandemic life but, hey, you know what always cheers me up at this time of year? Giving thanks and announcing my Super Humans! Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and... Continue Reading →

Celebrating cocktails and community

Back in 2003, when my blog looked very different to how it does today, I posted some very short musings pondering the joys of meeting people you don't know off of the internet. The comments thread then played host to the beginnings of a small Manchester blogmeet. That was when I first met Lyle and... Continue Reading →

The Chap Olympiad 2013

On Saturday 13th July 2013, I attended my first ever Chap Olympiad. Celebrating "sporting ineptitude and sartorial prowess", this annual event from those splendid fellows over at The Chap magazine has been on my radar for quite some time but, sadly, I have always managed to have something else in my diary on the weekend... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Ruin

For years, I thought I didn't like gin. The taste was nice but the after effects were dreadful. I'd nearly always end up depressed and in tears, with a nasty hangover the day after. Turns out, it's only Gordon's gin which does this to me. As soon as I sampled another gin, I realised I... Continue Reading →

Figgy pudding and cocktails

Most people I know fall into one of two camps when it comes to Christmas - the 'meh' camp is made up of people who don't really care about anything other than the time off work it grants them, whereas the 'squee' camp get excited about any and all aspects of the holiday season. Usually... Continue Reading →

The Big Swish: Secrets of the Boudoir

I signed up for clothes-swapping website Big Wardrobe a while back in the hope of exchanging some of my rarely worn items for something I would actually use, and had varying degrees of success. Everyone seemed friendly enough and all of the users I encountered were completely genuine, however, I did have trouble actually finding... Continue Reading →

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