• Wild

    Wild and the suffering of travel

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    There’s this idea that travel is for fun; a hedonistic activity to be enjoyed. No. Some journeys are filled with sacrifice, pain and spiritual awakenings. We get sick. We get lonely. We get lost. I went to see the film Wild based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. It’s an autobiographical story about how Strayed hiked the [...]

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  • add as friend

    Dear Aunty Em

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    ‘How many dates is acceptable before you friend request … or do you even?’ – Friendly Fire Dear Friendly Fire, Before I can answer your question, I need to define the use of the word ‘date’. By date, do you mean a civilised coffee enjoyed in public? Or do you mean five bottles of wine [...]

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  • Douchebaggery in motion

    Internet dating communication tips for guys

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    I have received some batshit crazy messages from guys recently. I signed up to Plenty of Fish for a bit of a laugh and YIKES, I have never been sent so many dick pics. Terrible dick pics with mop buckets in the background. Guys, pay some attention to the mise en scene! Mop Dick, as he [...]

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  • wabi-sabi

    Wabi-sabi: Embrace it people

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    ‘Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is ‘imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete’. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes’ – Wikipedia This relates to everything. To [...]

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  • Horse

    Light and easy

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    I was a bit down for a while there (see: the ‘I’m so fucking lonely’ post). That was cheerful. I felt like all my efforts were wasted and everything was futile and that life was just one enormous GYRE of CYCLICAL MISERY and DISAPPOINTMENT. But then I got drunk with my friend Jo and she revealed the [...]

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Wild
Oct
9

Wild and the suffering of travel

There’s this idea that travel is for fun; a hedonistic activity to be enjoyed. No. Some journeys are filled with sacrifice, pain and spiritual awakenings. We get sick. We get lonely. We get lost. I went to see the film Wild based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. It’s an autobiographical story about how Strayed hiked the [...]

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add as friend
Oct
7

Dear Aunty Em

‘How many dates is acceptable before you friend request … or do you even?’ – Friendly Fire Dear Friendly Fire, Before I can answer your question, I need to define the use of the word ‘date’. By date, do you mean a civilised coffee enjoyed in public? Or do you mean five bottles of wine [...]

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Douchebaggery in motion
Oct
3

Internet dating communication tips for guys

I have received some batshit crazy messages from guys recently. I signed up to Plenty of Fish for a bit of a laugh and YIKES, I have never been sent so many dick pics. Terrible dick pics with mop buckets in the background. Guys, pay some attention to the mise en scene! Mop Dick, as he [...]

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wabi-sabi
Oct
2

Wabi-sabi: Embrace it people

‘Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is ‘imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete’. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes’ – Wikipedia This relates to everything. To [...]

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Horse
Sep
30

Light and easy

I was a bit down for a while there (see: the ‘I’m so fucking lonely’ post). That was cheerful. I felt like all my efforts were wasted and everything was futile and that life was just one enormous GYRE of CYCLICAL MISERY and DISAPPOINTMENT. But then I got drunk with my friend Jo and she revealed the [...]

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Stoneleigh
Sep
30

Winey wine wine

The kind folk at Stoneleigh sent me some of their new season Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to try. As you have probably guessed, I love wine. At any given time, my blood is between 5 and 50 per cent wine. I’m a travel and events journalist; it comes with the territory. But here’s the [...]

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bourne
Sep
23

Dear Aunty Em

‘Why do guys ask for a card, if they’re not going to contact you? I recently met a nice guy and we hit it off, conversation was flowing, we had a lot in common and HE actually asked to grab a coffee sometime. He was even being nice to my friend and showing interest in [...]

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Crazy town
Sep
22

How to come back from crazy town

‘We all go a little crazy sometimes’  - Norman Bates All the best people have the propensity for insanity but it’s a matter of reeling in the bad crazy. Earlier this year, I lost the plot over a guy I was dating. Like, really lost the plot. I got super drunk the night we broke [...]

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Cthulhu_by_Alexander_Liptak
Sep
19

How to hook up like a pro

Gentlemen, I give you the ultimate guide to getting laid. Step 1: Kissing To be approached with gentleness, tenderness and subtlety. You are not Cthulhu at a seafood buffet. A woman’s face should never be covered in slime after you have attacked her and she should not look horrified when you come up for air. Don’t [...]

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Kathy Bates
Sep
18

Dear Aunty Em

‘Trust is an important thing for my girlfriend and I, and we both have friends of the opposite sex. I’m perfectly cool for her to hang out with her guy friends (even on a one on one setting). However, I’ve noticed a few of my female friends have been telling me they no longer want [...]

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