I am a lifelong Londoner and small cog in a large, corporate machine. I write about relationships, office politics and life in England’s great capital.
Stag-do’s (what we call bachelor parties in England) are all staid and predictable. Despite the lusty desire for danger, the average stag weekend is a cliche-riven ride into mediocrity – a downbeat orgy of drink, drugs and bad food. What should be a joyous adventure is often bogged down by labyrinthine rules and dull traditions. … Continue reading Bachelor parties are a disgusting waste of time
A worldwide pandemic, and economic crisis, is no deterrent when it comes to vanity. Despite the fact that we are all shut away at home with no one to please but ourselves beauty stylists are persisting with their message of low-grade narcissism. In other words: Extended coronavirus lockdowns do not have to mean living with … Continue reading The beauticians profiting from the pandemic
My podcast – I went on a date in a pretentious East London pub. Chloe, my companion, was perfectly charming but she worked in the charity sector. As such she viewed my role as a corporate drone with subtle disdain. I was irked at the time, but on reflection I think she had a point.
Past events keep churning in my mind. I have done many varied things in my life. Some things were enjoyable. I once spent a couple of years working and travelling around Europe before serving in the military. Some things were unenjoyable. I was broke and drug-addled in Europe before being imprisoned on a warship. I … Continue reading I am stuck in a feedback loop