Tagged with terror

Son of a Beach

Son of a Beach

So, we’ve finally reached August. To be honest, I’m a little surprised. I mean, on current form, we should have repulsed an alien invasion last month, with Will Smith heading the resistance. I at least expected a kindly old English gentleman to invite myself and rag tag group to a mysterious island inhabited by slightly … Continue reading

I will not be scared

I will not be scared

Scrolling through Facebook over the last couple of days, I came across a post that reminded me of something: for the majority of my life and the lives of many people my age, we have been under some level of threat from terrorists. It also reminded me of one of my early memories. I remember … Continue reading

Ski Week

Ski Week

Things are suspiciously quiet here in Germany, almost too quiet. Although this should be a week like any other, this morning I had an unerring sense that things were not as they should be. For a start there were definitely fewer lunatics on the road this morning, which allowed me to avoid my usual morning … Continue reading

Nic and the City

Nic and the City

 At the dawn of human existence, when humanity was an unknown concept, a bold fish type creature decided to take it upon themselves to go for a walk. As its astonished companions looked on, Mr. or Ms. fish thing popped its head out of the water and took the first steps on the long road … Continue reading

You’ve Changed, Man.

You’ve Changed, Man.

Change is difficult and in my experience comes in two distinct flavours: gradual and rapid. I have experienced both equally and on rare occasions at the same time. For instance, when I was a teenager, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I was a big fan of cake. Not just cake mind you, pies, chips, deep … Continue reading

Odd Things I saw Today

Odd Things I saw Today

Soooooo, it’s still warm. To be honest, that’s an understatement, it’s boiling hot. Basically, I’m working against the clock because, by my estimation, I will have totally evaporated by six o’clock. Either that or my laptop will melt into a plastic puddle, whichever comes first. With this in mind, I will introduce today’s topic: odd … Continue reading

Lets all go to a German wedding!

Lets all go to a German wedding!

Weddings. I always cry at weddings. Mostly because I’m three sheets to the wind, but also because I’m very much in touch with my emotions. Why are you laughing? Damn you reader, it’s 2013 and I’m allowed to be sensitive. Anyway, Wednesday gave me the opportunity to attend my first German wedding and as per … Continue reading

Fighting Extremism with Extremism

Fighting Extremism with Extremism

Once again extremism has reared its ugly head. Politicians, the media and the general public are still trying to comprehend the tragic events of Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitness accounts and images are slowly coming to light, and it will be weeks or possibly months before we can fully understand how and why Drummer Lee Rigby could be … Continue reading

Scotland vs UKIP

Scotland vs UKIP

Between 1998 and 2007 I had the pleasure of living in Scotland. As a fat and ginger afro’ed teenager, I imagined I would fit right in. Sadly, it turns out those fashion selections insure a maximum amount of ridicule in most countries, even the most ginger ones. Despite these set backs I have a begrudging … Continue reading