Why it hurts every time the government say we’re doing well.

This week Boris Johnson told us that we have succeeded. That we have avoided the tragedy engulfing other parts of the world. For so many people, tragedy is well and truly with us. So many people have not escaped the tragedy, and my family is one of them. We lost my grandma to this virus….

International Women’s Day in Mexico and the Day Without Women.

  In this article I will use the term woman/women to refer to all those who identify as women (including trans women), with the acknowledgement that gender-based violence is also experienced by those perceived as women and can affect non-binary and trans masculine people as well as women.  On the 8th of March 2020 the…

Mexipoo

Having the shits. A looseness of the bowels. Having a funny tummy. Montezuma’s revenge. Backdoor trots. Meals on wheels. Getting the squibbly wibblies. All beautiful phrases for the most natural of events. Well all but the last one, I made that one up. But pretty apt I reckon. We are all told it will happen…

The real Narcos experience.

Some tips for if you head to Mexico. The week before you leave, don’t start watching narcos Mexico. What has it made me think? That I should avoid drugs and men with big moustaches in Mexico? No signor. I have decided to chase the Narcos dream and become part of the Mexican drug elite. Moustache…

Puerto Vall-Benidorm-ta

Puerto Vallarta  Home to sun, sea, and one million brits on package holidays. The palm trees match the ‘fun’ short sleeved shirts the red nosed men are wearing. On the breeze you catch a whiff of duty free gin and Charlie body spray. As the sun sets it leaves the sky looking distinctly like the…

Why Ich’ll never be ein Berliner.

Berlin. A city of history, a city of culture. A city that hosted the best international political donut based mess up the world has ever seen. But now, after the wall, after the donut, Berlin is just cool. The music it’s famous for is a series of noises and bleeps normally missing a tune. You…

To plan or not to plan that is the question…

So planning a trip away. How hard can it be. Go with the flow they say. Just chill, all will be fine, they say. They being no one, and the real someones saying get a bloody grip Claire and book your flights, you maybe reckon it would have cost you half the price had you…

Not having a thing

‘Not having a thing’    A concept that sounds much ruder than it is. Discussed at length by me and my housemate/soulmate. This is something that if you too have just graduated then you will definitely understand.    You think you want lots of different things when you graduate. A job, some pals, some nice…

Bra Shopping for the uninitiated.

Bra shopping. You walk in, clutching only a few lacy items as armour, and speak words that feel like barbed wire on your lips. “Can I be fitted please.” There is an episode of Father Ted that shows some priests getting stuck in the “largest lingerie section in the whole of Ireland”. Such a shining…

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…