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November 10, 2015

I Hate Shopping

As we will shortly be heading into the season of commercialism and excessive spending, I’d like to take this time to reject a massive female stereotype and make a bold confession: I hate shopping. While I love having new clothes, the act of buying them, for me, is tantamount to torture. I don’t understand the […]

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November 3, 2015

Taxicab Confessions

Anyone who works in the service industry will tell you that their job is the absolute worst, and they generally deserve that title. Except for when it comes to taxi drivers; they win every time, hands down. First and foremost, they have to deal in close proximity with drunk people. At least bartenders can walk […]

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October 26, 2015

A Very Irish Hallowe’en

Once upon a time in Ireland, All Hallows Eve was a pagan festival that celebrated the souls of the dead. Families would traditionally share barmbrack, bob for apples, carve Jack O’Lanterns from turnips and start a bonfire. These days, we smather ourselves in Euro 2 face paint and head out to transform yet another traditional […]

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October 26, 2015

Film Review: Pan

I don’t even know where to begin. Not only is this film an insult to the magic of Peter Pan but also to the intelligence of today’s children. I confess that I am not a huge fan of kids’ movies but in an age where Pixar can churn out dozens of family friendly features that […]

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October 20, 2015

Eat. Sleep. Eat. Repeat.

Once upon a time, I drank a little wine…and managed to STAY AWAKE. These past few years, however, my ability to keep consciousness has deteriorated rapidly. Sure, I’ve had the occasional nap in a toilet cubicle in my teenage years but lately I have been chronically drowsy to the point of zombie in a pub […]

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October 13, 2015

Espresso Yourself

I remember my first cup of proper coffee like it was yesterday. It was a simple Americano but I embraced that mahogany sultan as if it were a new-born child, thankful for every decision that had led me to that moment. It was a mind-blowing experience, like an LSD hallucination of Beatles’ proportions. I got […]

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October 6, 2015

Netflix and …Chill?

At the risk of sounding far more mature than my 24 years, it seems to me that staying in really is the new going out. Bar the bi-annual nightclub appointment, most of my Friday and Saturday nights are spent in front of the television. My excuses include: I work weekends. S.O. is away gigging with […]

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September 29, 2015

Parental Advisory: Technological Content

Our parents have given us everything; from manners to mannerisms. In fact, they ruled the roost until the Age of Technology dawned and the roles were rapidly reversed. When it comes to adapting to a world run by devices, we have become the primary caregivers. Just as they helped us with counting apples, now we […]

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September 22, 2015

Fat Cows and Skinny Bitches

People need to get over their obsession with body shaming. Nicole Arbour, a Canadian vlogger and comedian, recently posted a video called ‘Dear Fat People’ in which she pokes fun at the obesity epidemic in North America. Her satirical piece was razor sharp and harsh, and has attracted serious criticism from some offended parties who […]

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September 15, 2015

Life In Plastic

So apparently now the world revolves around Kylie Jenner’s lips. Newsfeeds are peppered with Kardashian trout pouts and the worst thing is, they are presented as images to aspire to, or ‘life goals’. I cannot understand the willingness to go under the knife for the sake of a smoother face or bouncier boobs. This isn’t […]

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