The Occasional Table

Sitting in the corner of my lounge are a set of three small tables. These could be referred to as ‘occasional tables.’ My question is this: If they’re occasional tables, what are they the rest of the time? Furthermore, if I have a set of three occasional tables, should I be using them for different

Close The Bloody Door!

Today I’m going to have a rant about something (or rather, ‘someone’) that really pisses me off… The guy (or woman – this isn’t a gender-specific annoyance) who walks into a cafe on a cold day and leaves the door open. It only takes 2 seconds to close the door and save everyone from a

Why Men Hate Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day is fast approaching – the time of year that florists and card shop owners rejoice, whilst the rest of us cringe with dread. One wonders who hates Valentine’s Day more – the man trying to find something suitably romantic for his partner or the guy who receives nothing and ends the day unloved…

Questions Not To Ask On A First Date

We’ve all been there – the nervous first date. You meet up with your victim/date and sit down to chat over a coffee. But, after a while you’ve exhausted the regular questions like “so, what do you do for a living?” and “lovely weather, isn’t it?” There’s an awkward silence as you both reach for

Funny Slogans In Online Dating Profiles

Ok, I admit it, I’ve been dabbling in the world of online dating. It’s been an interesting and, occasionally, eye-opening experience. Earlier today, I was looking through a few online dating profiles and the following irritating phrase came up several times: “I’m a lil like marmite – you either love me or hate me.” Ah,