An Insight Into Me

'Always look on the bright side of life' – Monty Python


March 2017

Bentley Brilliance

I love people watching. I may have mentioned that before, but today I took great pleasure in sitting down on a bench, beside an epic ancient Bentley and observing people’s reactions. 

People are so interesting, from those who walked past it without a second glance, to those slowing down whilst driving past to get a better look. Then there were those who crossed the road to utter their admiration. Others chose to stand in the road risking getting run over to get that perfect insta! Some of my favourites were the man who leaned out the side of his van to turn and take a photo whilst his partner drove on, and the lady who walked passed did a full on double take, came back and uttered a drawn out ‘wow’. Other worthy mentions were the employee of budgens who exited the shop three times to take photos, his colleague who leaned proudly against the bodywork posing for the camera. And lastly, the little boy of no more than 4 who walked past with his little head twisted the wrong way for as long as he could, his little jaw open in a perfect O of awe. 

Better than any celebrity, people flocked out of nearby cafes and shops to take a photo of it standing proudly at the pavements edge. Groups clustered around admiring the gleam and shine of the fender and the perfect paintwork. They oh’ed and ah’ed pacing back and forth infront of it, admiring it from every angle. In a day and age where the thing people find most interesting is their mobile phone it was nice to find something that distracted people long enough to make them smile and appreciate a thing of beauty. 

So I’ll finish this off with a note of thanks to the owner of this fine vehicle for sharing it with the world, they gave a moment of happiness to an innumerable amount of people. So Thank You for driving this fine example of mechanical engineering instead of keeping it locked up in a garage for only your own viewing pleasure. 



Taking a Chance – I Met a Guy

Ah the joy of that first encounter with a member of the opposite sex, the awkward introductions and then the slow venture into relaxation and jokes and general conversation…

I recently met a guy, our initial introduction was at a party via mutual friends and we talked the night away, so naturally I was interested in finding out a bit more about him. Here comes the tricky part, sort of. It’s easy enough to cyberstalk anyone these days and find out a little bit about a person but I’m not that creepy. Also his Facebook looks desperately out of use or else the privacy setting are super charged. But honestly I wanted to talk to him and get to know what he was like, so here comes the tricky part, how the heck do you do that, when you are me.

Personally I’m sick of waiting for the guy to ask me out, it’s been something that’s been engrained in me since I was kid, in all the movies and books and stories the guy asks the girl out, or comes over and guys her a drink or calls her, or gives her his number. Yes I can head you all screaming how that’s not true, and listing all the examples of the girls taking charge, but in truth in the majority of cases the guy is seen to be in charge. Having that idea in my head I’ve always waited. I mean there are other reasons, like not wanting to get my heart broken, worrying whether it’s one sided and so on. This is why I’ve reached 23 having been single all my life and I’m sick of it. 

So I took charge, I asked him out. 

He said yes.


Sushi Mania and a Night of Laughs!

One of the hardest things to do, I find, is to order sushi over the phone. The longer the order the more complex the task becomes, especially when you are a posh sod like me who has to go off menu. Our local sushi place makes great sushi and when I go there with my best friend we just need to say two and two indicating two rolls each of our usual and that is our order placed, over the phone it becomes a harrowing experience of stating the order, being told that’s not on the menu, explaining about allergies and finally having to rerelease the order three times when they write it down wrong. The sushi, when we got it was fabulous though. And so onto the reasons behind the takeout order, TICKETS TO RUSSELL HOWARD! 

It was a night of laughter, tears and stitches as we were doubled over laughing about politics, television and everything in between. Russell sure has a way of reaching every member of the audience. He is equally mocking and sincere with a comical take on life. Of course naughty humour played its part and Russell had us crying with laughter! My favourite thing about Russell though is his genuine love from the NHS and all the work we do. It’s so important to get out of your head sometimes and just laugh! Cliche though it may be, laughter really is the best medicine. So with a great round off of “God Save Our NHS, it Really Is the Best” Russell closed the show to a huge round of ajppluase as we raised the rooof of the Royal Albert Hall. 

It was a super fun night, and I’d definitely recommend getting tickets if you haven’t already! 

Russell Howard’s Round the World Tour!


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