My Crazy Boss

  The strangest thing happened at work today. I actually think my boss has lost his mind. How much longer can he rule this company for, before the board realises he’s gone loony and kicks him out of his position? Certainly, if he’s handing his employees strange objects for no real reason, then his time […]

New Hardware Store

There’s this new hardware store in my town, but I’m not sure about it. It’s called Sterge and Daughters, run by this really strange manager. Apparently, he used to work for a huge department store chain that got shut down recently, so he decided to reopen his old family hardware shop. The thing is, he’s […]

Robin Collinson’s Drainage

Who do I think has been messing with the house? I’m pretty sure it was Nadia. No real reason, other than the fact that she’s pretty crazy and does whatever she wants. I don’t even bother energy-draining her anymore because it just takes up too much of my energy. I’m genuinely afraid to talk to […]

Healthy Fungal Infection

I live a very healthy lifestyle and treat my body like a temple. I eat clean, I exercise, I don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. My friends tell me I’m the epitome of health, and I know it’s true. I don’t even try to be humble about it, instead I want to encourage people to […]

Drifting Away

It’s not as easy to drift in real life as it is in the video games. In fact, it’s really dangerous. It’s nothing like Bandicoot Team Driving, Desire for Fast or Burnt Out. They make it look simple and easy. I had no idea learning to drift would be so expensive, either. I’ve crashed my […]

Bit o’ Fresh Air

Fresh country air: there’s nothing quite like it to lift the spirits and inspire one to enjoy life’s bounty. At least, that’s the case when shards of ice aren’t falling from the sky, and a punishing wind hasn’t made off with your beanie. That’s what it was like this weekend, when I foolishly decided to […]

BYO Heat

There are two types of people: those who claim there are two types of people, and those who don’t. Evidently, as much as I’d like to make this a quasi-ironic brain teaser, I’m in the first category. To get to the point, I believe that people either run hot, or they run cold. I’d put […]

The Frost Legend

We’ve started meeting on Tuesday nights, me and a few other magic-folk. It’s nothing sinister, but I think it really helps me to cope with the homesickness. Oh, and we were talking about Berk! Good old Berk, what a legend! There isn’t a single child growing up in all the land, from the Ocean Islands […]

Invisible Stress

Something weird has recently occurred to me, as follows. Basically, it’s becoming clear that I’m seen as an exceptionally ‘together’ person who has all their affairs in order. What’s weird about this? Well, from my perspective, that’s so utterly not the case. More to the point, this gap between my self-perception and public image is […]

Retirement Is… What?

Despite how times have changed, I reckon there are still plenty of misconceptions around about people’s lifestyles. Take retirees. This one’s at the forefront of my radar, because Boris and I have recently closed up shop in our respective careers. It’s been interesting seeing how people respond to it, not least our own kids. It’s […]