Judging other people’s culinary aptitude with Monica Galetti’s expressions

  I make no secret of the fact that I am a bit of of a food snob. Not in a “I only shop at Supermarket X’. More in a “I judge people who prefer takeaways over the joy of home cooked food”.  I prefer making my own pastes, pestos, stuffings and everything else.  I … Read moreJudging other people’s culinary aptitude with Monica Galetti’s expressions

Freelancing: 30 days, 30 queries challenge

One of the most useful sources I’ve found since I started freelancing, is Mridu Khullar’s blog.  It’s handy because it’s real. Mridu doesn’t build castles in the sky, instead, she blogs honestly about the challenges, success and other things that goes with being a freelancer. If you’re a freelance writer, I highly recommend signing up to … Read moreFreelancing: 30 days, 30 queries challenge

When you feel like dying, but deadlines don’t die with you

I wrote this last year. Today is exactly one-year since I saw South Africa beat England to become the number one ranked Test team in the world at Lord’s. That was an immeasurably special experience. To have been there to cover the tour was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.  I learnt … Read moreWhen you feel like dying, but deadlines don’t die with you

Hashtag freelance problems

My life is sad. I spent my off day Googling “freelance problems” to make myself feel less alone about freelance problems. I found a great tumblr.  It’s called “Young journalist problems” – some of them are really funny.  You can view the  whole thing here – I’ve picked some of my favourites below.


Filing – no matter for who or at what time – is always a massive relief.  It’s like having a massive secret and getting rid of it. Although, this picture misses one thing: you only feel nothing once the editor replies and says: thanks, this is fine.






I love puns. I’m bad at them, but I love working them into copy or headlines. Most of the time writers don’t decide on their own headlines, the subs are much better at punning. Sometimes, though, you get away with it. Then you feel like this

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