Why Playing the Lottery Is a Man’s Thing

(This is a sponsored post, written by a company that requested to use my platform for exposure).

These days, one must take care not to discriminate by gender. Men and women were created equal after all and it would not be politically correct to suggest otherwise. Therefore it may come as a surprise that when it comes to online gaming, there is a distinct difference in behaviour between the sexes. And it may be even more surprising to learn that men play the lottery more than women! Continue reading “Why Playing the Lottery Is a Man’s Thing”

Advice from the future

Advice from the future – a society 10 years from now

The year is 2028. This is a letter from yourself, 10 years on. Some advice from the future, if you like. Use it as a guide, because the next 10 years are going to be a roller coaster. I suppose the phrase you’d use in 2018 is “tread on egg shells”, but since global veganism was declared mandatory in 2021, the phrase has been banned.

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Terrorism, refugees

Terrorism – my thoughts and despairs

Listen, I don’t claim to be an expert on global affairs. I’m not politically minded, despite how opinionated I seem at times. I’m not even claiming to have any suggestions on what can be done to right the wrongs with terrorism we see on an all-too-frequent basis. But I have something to say, and a platform to say it from… Continue reading “Terrorism – my thoughts and despairs”

Problem with blogging

The problem with blogging…is bloggers

I started this blog just over a year ago. I had no idea what a blog was until I saw an advert pop up for a £7 course on “How to start a blog”. I was bored, curious, and had £8.45 left in my account – I was fully qualified to do this! 14 months later, and here’s what I’ve learnt. The problem with blogging is bloggers.

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Does religion have a place in the 21s century?

Religion – does it have a place in the 21st century?

Religion. It’s 2017 and we’re still telling our imaginary friend that we’re not worthy of him, that we’d die for him, that our children are born imperfect (sometimes to the point of mutilation at birth) and need his help. Seriously, what’s wrong with us?! It’s a long one this (there’s a vicar joke in there somewhere).

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Smoking when pregnant

Smoking when pregnant – is it ever ok?

I tweeted something earlier this year about smoking when pregnant. The tweet both garnered support and ruffled some tobacco-stained feathers. It was inflammatory and accusing, as you’d expect, but it kicked off a debate and that’s always a good thing. It opened my mind, to an extent, but I don’t think my opinion has changed on the matter. Continue reading “Smoking when pregnant – is it ever ok?”

Don't ask me what I got for Christmas

Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas

I was never bullied at school, but I was never one of the popular kids either, I was in that happy medium that required the least effort – I could just go by unnoticed if I wanted to. I was right where I wanted to be. No matter what position you held in the shitstorm of a school social-rank though, there was one question in January you could never avoid: “What did you get for Christmas?”. Continue reading “Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas”

Parent morning routine

My morning routine just got harder

Up until this week, my morning routine was manageable, just about. It was realistic – by no means easy – but I was aware that some people had it worse than I did. I didn’t complain. Kate’s just landed a new job, though, and it’s completely pissed on my chips, routine-wise. Continue reading “My morning routine just got harder”