Life Without a Lanyard.

When you begin a new job, everyone knows that there are only 2 things you are really excited about. 1. Getting an email bed. A bed. For you. At work. Sounds comfier than it is. The reality however, is even more exciting than a nap area. Lending you the status of some sort of international…

Going, Going, Gong.

So my time in Australia is nearly over. I have of course done a lot of emotional staring out of car windows with sad indie guitar songs with a single tear rolling. But now is time for the part of the film with the rocky soundtrack where I get pumped up and ripped and get…

Wilsher’s on tour. The uncensored edition.

The Wilsher’s are not exactly what you would call normal. Hence me being me. My dad and brother’s favourite joke was taping a leek to a ceiling, and coming in yelling that we needed a plumber because there was a leak on the ceiling. They have not just done this once. The Wilsher’s are loud,…

Have yourself a very Kiwi Christmas.

Christmas.  A time for family, attempting to do the high bit in that Glo-o-oria song and competitive eating. With our families millions (roughly) of miles away we decided to go with the age old English tradition of spending Christmas Eve in an outdoor hot spring. New Zealand is famous for many things; a fantastic selection…

Bratwurst at Tiffany’s- Getting Oktoberfest so very wrong.

It seems I may have made another blunder. A slight misreading of a social event. Fancy dress is something I love. But fancy dress may forever haunt me as something I never quite get right. It’s not even usually a slight misreading of the dress code, but it’s a full blown, dear god what in…

Good job hunting- lies, coffee and no skills whatsoever.

Lesson number one about Australia: Everything costs a million pounds. Lesson number two: you do not have a million pounds and in order to eat anything other than Aldi’s own brand pasta you need a job. Just a small disclaimer if you are a future employer (if there even are any of them) please discontinue reading/take…

Waves of embarrassment: Surf camp expectation vs reality

Life is full of disappointments. Realities that do not meet expectations. Your imagination paints pictures real life can’t achieve. Surf camp is one of these things. Did you dream of a surf camp full of beautiful Australians who would swoon at your perfectly tanned feet as you effortlessly caught the rad waves? Now at surf camp…