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We need to stop saying ‘man up’ groom-1536233_1280.jpg
“Man up...Grow a pair...Stop being such a pussy.” Terms that all of us hear from time to time and in all honesty, most of us are guilty of using at some point in our lives (myself included). The beauty of getting older is that you change (hopefully for the better!). In this you realise the ignorant things...
Public Transport manners, or the lack of!
I’ve been using public transport for about ten years now and these days use it as often as six days a week, (currently dwelling on the fact I’ve probably wasted a large portion of my life sat on smelly buses surrounded by beyond annoying people), so when I saw a suggestion from Kettle asking someone...
The Truth About Anal Sex sex sign
It’s fair to say that this subject isn’t something I ever thought I’d be writing about, but it’s time for me to ditch my usual talk of mental health and controversial ramblings, and delve into something a little different! I’d love to pretend I’m a Sex In The City type; a high flying business woman sat...
The London Marathon: A Spectators Perspective
As you may or may not know, mental health is quite close to my heart. This year I really wanted to take some big steps towards my dream of working for a mental health charity and thought what better to do this than by volunteering with Mind at the marathon.    When I arrived there...
To tip or not to tip: That is the question! kettlemag Phil Hill tipping
Throughout my life my family have tipped in restaurants and it’s always annoyed me. Honestly, even since a child. I just couldn’t get my head around the concept. Someone brings you food, and you give them extra money on top of their wages. Yet if I fireman or Surgeon saves your life; nothing. No tip there. What...
Pet peeves: The bane of my life Facepalm, Phil Hill, Kettle Mag
We all have pet peeves, although some certainly have more than others; myself included, hence why I’ve written this article. Below I’ve somehow narrowed down just a few of my worst and believe you me that was hard because I could write an epic on them!    When you buy a used book and the...
“I really like you… but you’re 10 years older.” Does age matter in a relationship?
Should age matter in a relationship? After being in a relationship with my (at the time) boyfriend of 35, and myself (at the time) only being 21, we certainly raised a few concerns from those around us along the way. “Why do you want to go out with someone older?” and “What if he takes...
What NOT to say to someone with depression depression, mental health, kettle mag, health, Phil Hill,
We often read ways of trying to help those living with depression (which is great), but highlighting things NOT to say is just as important. When you suffer from a mental health condition you can be very fragile and having someone make an insensitive remark can make things a whole lot worse. A little comment...
Telegraph not doing skateboarding any favours Telegraph not doing skateboarding any favours
It was a typical day off for me—a lie-in followed by guilt ridden thoughts of "I should get up. It's a waste of a day otherwise." As I rose I continued my routine of switching on my laptop and doing the ol' Facebook check... I almost wish I hadn't. As I scrolled through my news...
Why are mental health issues being ignored? mental-health-1748450_1280.jpg
This week we were all obviously devastated by the news that the legendary actor Robin Williams had died by committing suicide. This week we were all obviously devastated by the news that the legendary actor Robin Williams had died by committing suicide. This saddened me and automatically made me feel the need to discuss mental...
Reflections on the Great British Tattoo Show
When I first discovered the Great British Tattoo Show last year I was eager to see what it was all about. Hold on, that's not as stupid as it sounds. Was it a place to show off your tats? When I first discovered the Great British Tattoo Show last year I was eager to see...
Skaters’ quest to S.O.S.: Save Our Southbank southbank.jpg
Since the birth of skateboarding, or back then Sidewalk Surfing as it was known, skaters seemed to have had a bit of a hard time. Since the birth of skateboarding, or back then Sidewalk Surfing as it was known, skaters seemed to have had a bit of a hard time. Struggling to be accepted by...
My unique fashion style summed up in poetry
Hype, Topman, H&M Faded jeans rolled up at the hem Always have my white socks on show Black and White Vans laced up, that go Hype, Topman, H&M Faded jeans rolled up at the hem Always have my white socks on show Black and White Vans laced up, that go Checkered shirts and laddish tees...
Junk on my desk don’t mean a thing. Au contraire!
Usually covered in clutter due to my inherited untidiness (although on a good day I may clear it so my laptop can sit well as I have a good ol' Skype session with my bestie and by clear I obvio Usually covered in clutter due to my inherited untidiness (although on a good day I...
Reflections on my family’s Christmas Day fashion
Christmas fashion—to me that screams out reindeer jumpers for the boys, red dresses for the mum's and for the kids, with role play Christmas outfits shoved onto the helpless little bugger Christmas fashion—to me that screams out reindeer jumpers for the boys, red dresses for the mum's and for the kids, with role play Christmas...
Tattoos: What’s the fascination and is it cooler to not have one?
The part of that title that stood out to me the most was whether it’s cooler or not to have a one. The part of that title that stood out to me the most was whether it’s cooler or not to have a one. I hear so many teenagers talk about getting a tattoo like...
The living person who most inspires me is Henry Rollins
If you’d asked me who inspires me the most this time a year ago I would have given you a completely different answer to the one I am about to give you now. If you’d asked me who inspires me the most this time a year ago I would have given you a completely different...
‘I see orange people…all the time’. What’s the deal with fake tan?
As a naturally blonde and proud-to-be pale individual, not to mention probably the only girl in the world who refuses to wear make-up, then my thoughts on fake tan should already be apparent! As a naturally blonde and proud-to-be pale individual, not to mention probably the only girl in the world who refuses to wear...