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ADVICE

Cash cow: spending all my money like it stinks

I've come to differentiate between my conservative subconscious bonds with money - where I've avoided mingling with too much sleazy debt - and my more promiscuous conscious attitudes towards it - where money is my bitch and it will come to me if and when I shake my tail feather.
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ADVICELIFE

Time to remove myself: I quit my job

For the last three months of my life, for example, I’ve been workin’ 9 ‘til 5, what a way to make a livin’. Literally living my worst professional nightmare because I thought it would make me feel grateful or pleasantly surprised. Okay, whatever, I also wanted money.
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VIDEO

Watch my monologue performance here

I'm sharing this recording of the monologue I performed at an audition the other week. It's my first monologue performance for the obvious reason that I'm not actually an actress, as much as I'd like to be.
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REVIEW

I went to Naked Dating in London.

Yes there was one person I found attractive. No he wasn't available because he was married and was just there to meet like-minded people who like to do things commando.
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DATING

I’ve been dating a girl

I bopped around like a nigel-no-friends for about an hour before Rach approached me checking to see if I was straight ("enquiring for a male friend", apparently).
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LIFE

First time contact lenses

I've always felt like maybe if I was wearing contacts instead of glasses people might automatically perceive me as less annoying.
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LIFE

Grieving the death of my dog

They both knew something was up when I was saying goodbye, they got really weird and quiet and tried to follow me. I'm tearing up just writing about it.
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LIFE

Turning 30 years old

I woke up today and I was 30. There's a big three now kicking back where a nice youthful two once stood. It's a bit weird and I feel different. Like hairier or something.
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TRAVEL

Getting high in Amsterdam

When I got back to work and announced I'd just been stoned in Amsterdam for two days there was an awkward silence that made me think my 'Show & Tell' wasn't appropriate.
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TRAVEL

Living like a local in Kathmandu

I don’t know if anyone else in the house was changing their underwear, but I literally couldn’t find that moment of privacy that's normally desirable when refreshing your pair.
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VIDEO

WIN a GoPro

If you recommend your friend likes the Comfort is for Wimps Facebook page, and they let me know that you recommended them. You BOTH get an entry.
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STORIES

I had my cards read by a psychic

We took it in turns spending about an hour alone in the room with her. When it was my turn I walked in, sat down and she asked me to please uncross my legs because it was blocking energy.
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DATING

I Tinder dated on Skype

In his pictures he was massive, so I wasn't surprised when the Skype session opened to reveal a literally massive man slurping down a protein shake in real time.
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VIDEO

I’m going to Afghanistan

Mention Afghanistan, what comes to mind? Taliban? Terrorism? Burkas? Beards? This country is much more than what we hear about. I'm planning to find out more.
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DATING

Tinder date #2: The gentle giant

His humungous hands sat our drinks on the table and he took a seat. I shifted slightly to fix my posture and obviously my legs interacted with his legs, which had had no choice but to encroach into my space.
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TRAVEL

You’re an ass, Santorini

Tourists started to figure out that you needed to be careful if you got too close to a donkey's bum - doing something squirty on a human was one of the only highlights in the donkeys' lives.
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TRAVEL

Almost murdered under the Tuscan sun

The potential serial killer, my colleague and I arrived (without any serious crimes being committed) at around 5pm and the unfairly good-looking Italian people were still soaking the sun’s UV rays.
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TRAVEL

Taking my top off in Turkey

I had the picture painted for me - massages, saunas, aromatherapy, healing of body via warm water and relaxation. What us Westerners would refer to as a spa, if you will.
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