Niece: What’s a dutchie?Me: Something that must be passed on the left-hand side.Niece: Huh?Me: Something that must be passed on the left-hand side.Niece: *Comes back … Read more

Oh! The drama

“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would … Read more

Tribe talk

Once in a while – perhaps five or six times a year – I’ll find myself standing next to an Asian girl on the train … Read more


Z: What are you listening to? Me: The Weeknd. Z: Aren’t you too old to be listening to The Weeknd? Me: You know The Weeknd!? … Read more

The fourth decade

Is there a term to describe an abandoned blog? Perhaps it entered the vernacular a few years ago and has now become obsolete because everyone … Read more

Late expectations

A female friend recently tweeted the following: ‘Work colleague has just come back fuming from a first date where they went dutch. Should the man … Read more


Me: Is 12.30pm too early? We could meet at Canary Wharf, have lunch at Carluccio’s and then walk over to West India Quay for a … Read more

Private eye

I’m a teensy bit under the weather today so am using that as an excuse to spend (waste) some time on Twitter. I found a … Read more


Little sister: I feel all grown up and responsible. I record delivered that letter. Me: Lol. You can call yourself grown up and responsible the … Read more

Sisters in arms

A few days ago, I watched The Godfather for the umpteenth time. I’ve always loved gangster films; Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, The Untouchables and Scarface … Read more

Fair share

In the last seven days, I’ve told complete strangers the following seven things: I’m nursing a celebrity crush on Michael Bublé I hate flying American … Read more

Five by Five

We all have problems, right? Some of us are riddled with neuroses, others with egotism. Some of us feel a need to be needed; others … Read more