Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Preview week

a complete range of shows is squeezed into tiny venues, buildings are wallpapered with irregular coloured blocks adorned with different characters as if in a bizarre police line-up after a crime at the circus, and the bustling streets are filled with tourists, performers, and people handing out flyers like coked-up, disinterested blackjack dealers.

Tinder – it’s like Jstor for your genitals

Tinder is a mobile dating app (a term used lightly) that links up with your Facebook, to make sure that the person you are pretending to be doesn’t already not exist.

Down(load) With the Sickness Pt. 1

There are a few things that I used to enjoy in South Africa that I’ve not quite cracked here yet. I enjoyed my mates, my residence, and my drink. Although I’ve yet to find a UK equivalent for these, I had finally found activities that seemed to surpass one of my other favourite South African … Continue reading Down(load) With the Sickness Pt. 1

Down(load) With the Sickness Pt. 2

I exited the tent and came across a whole bunch of people facing an open field. At Download, I had learned quickly, this could mean anything.

London Calling

A number of patriotic South African events had lined up, including the Twickenham Sevens and some local touring bands. I was moer keen.

A Spring Clean for the May Queen

Beltane Fire Festival. This is meant to be an ancient Gaelic festival marking the start of Summer, brought together by fire, drama, and hippies all on a hill.

Ice, Ice, Baby

Scotland is big into their sport, even though they may not be particularly good at it. Much like South Africans, they are a passionate bunch and this can often be the difference in sports a few fixtures. But the results do not always go their way. Obviously, football is massive here. The Scottish league seems … Continue reading Ice, Ice, Baby

Floating in the Most Peculiar Way

There have not been too many deborturous stories, but I suppose it was day one of the trip. Word to the wise: even if the airline you fly allows you a generous 30kg of luggage, do not tell this to your family. I am currently carting a gift mixture of cigarettes, Ghostpops, easter eggs, Zambuk, … Continue reading Floating in the Most Peculiar Way