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My Rebellious Tattoo for my Badass Nan

My Nan was the good old fashioned Scouse matriarch of the family. What she said was law, you did as you were told. She was also a total badass. Many of my friends have had the joy of hearing about the time a stoner was starting on her in the …

It’s a Funny Story: Why I Read My Teenage Diary to Strangers

A few years ago, my best friend was unceremoniously dumped by her long-term boyfriend. She arrived home distraught, only to find that her beloved guinea pig, given to her as a present by the aforementioned boyfriend had dropped dead. We recalled this story over a bottle of wine recently, tears …

A Tale of Exhaustion and Language Barriers

“What type wheelchair?” The Palma airport access desk assistant (who I expect speaks the best english) says to me.   I stand looking at her in silence. You see, I can walk. I walked up to this desk. I had just been to check-in, also on foot. I can get …

The Most Sought After Parliamentary Awards

We live in a (largely) democratic society, which means there are a lot of things to vote for and positions up for grabs. There’s the top job, the Prime Minister. There are several cabinet and shadow cabinet positions; and bated breath accompanies reshuffle announcements. We vote for our local councillors, …