Suffering in the wild


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 […]

Dear Aunty Em

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‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]