#Humor

New School-Year's Resolutions

Isabelle Lee | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

If, like me, you are so tied to the school year that September feels more like a new beginning than January, you may be feeling like now is the time to get into those good school/parent/life habits. Here is the list of (some of) my good intentions:

Test Cricket, Floodlights And Donald Trump In Fancy Dress Is A Great Mix

Andrew Robinson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Sport
Andrew Robinson

Fancy dress aside, as a day/night spectacle it was a cool, vibrant mix of watching a great sport under the delicious glow of floodlights. We didn't quite see a full day's play as is the continuing downward spiral of the current West Indies team. It was over just as the congas were beginning, the floodlights were at full pelt and Trump had addressed the crowd.

When You've Had Enough Of Naked Selfies

Olya Gerasimova | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Olya Gerasimova

photo by pexels It's Thursday night, around 10 pm, I'm sitting at my laptop, eating a large portion of takeaway chips and watching 10 Things I Hate A...

Humour To Protect, Heal And Hurt

Evelyn Wood | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Evelyn Wood

Some years ago I was asked to attend an older person's health check by my local surgery. It involved a blood test and a meeting with my GP. He asked questions, reading from a computer screen. Everything went well until he asked, "How is your memory and have you fallen over recently?" Too good to miss! I replied, "I don't remember.

Bringing Epilepsy To The Forefront

Torie Robinson | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Torie Robinson

everybody banner I was delighted to see the video go live. At the time of writing, we've had over 248,000 views of the video - which is brilliant. It was such fun filming and it was great to be able to help educate viewers. Hopefully this media coverage will continue help to reduce the irrational fear of epilepsy and consequently, the discrimination and awkwardness that some people with the condition still face.

Using Mobility Aids When You Have An Invisible Illness

Pippa Stacey | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Pippa Stacey

hope with everything in me that one day this won't be the case, and those with chronic illnesses, including those without mobility aids, will be able to sit in reserved disabled seats, or move their legs in their wheelchair, or God forbid, laugh and enjoy their life, without judgment from others. But for now, we need to do all we can to help the healthy population to understand; just because somebody doesn't appear to be ill, it doesn't mean they're not suffering.

The Thing About Hell

Suzi Moore | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about hell is, everyone has their own idea of what it might be like. I should probably insert a reference to Dante here but I'd only be doin...

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Cats

Gerry Thompson | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Gerry Thompson

I'm not saying that effective cats get a lot done without being overly busy - they're just not interested in getting things done. They do as little as possible. And what they do best is nothing at all; they're better at creatively doing nothing than anyone else in the universe.

My Husband's Affair

Jane Smith | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Jane Smith

It seems that my husband has been having an affair. And I've got absolutely no idea what I'm going to do about it. Because what the hell do you do when there's suddenly someone else in the middle of your relationship? In the middle of your family?

Polyamory- The Future For (E).U And Me

Rachel Loughran | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Rachel Loughran

Polyamory is on the rise! According to OK Cupid 50% of users in 2015 were happy to consider dating someone who was already involved in an open or pol...

The Alternative Office Christmas Party With My Small Colleagues

Andrew Robinson | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

The office Christmas party season is upon us! Yay. Time to meet with work colleagues for the annual knees-up to celebrate the holiday period over food...

The Naked Cleaner

Sophie Farrow | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

So I got my bathroom cleaned and Si learnt something new, so a successful day all round, but I'm certain he was expecting some kind of thank you which most probably involved me being naked also. I told him if a naked guy turned up every time I cleaned I'd be too fucking tired to even manage the cleaning.

Tantrum Parenting In Ten Easy Steps

Suzanne Treharne | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Suzanne Treharne

If we're to cope with and survive this stage of parenting (however long it lasts - please give me hope parents of four year olds) I feel like it is essential that we understand the tantrum process.

19 Signs You Are The Mother Of A Child In Reception

Emma Conway | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You have to read books about some knob called Biff relentlessly. It also dawns on you when you are helping them with their 'shapes' homework you are not entirely sure of the names of shapes yourself.

The Stages Of Pregnancy In GIFS

Lauren Derrett | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lauren Derrett

So I thought, as I've wasted a shed load of time essentially killing off brain cells watching GIFS it's about time I got some work done! As a doula, my work involves pregnancy and birth, so I'v decided to merge my two favourite things.

Bringing The Voices In Our Heads Out To Play

Amani Omejer | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Amani Omejer

We all have voices in our head. Rather than suppressing them and keeping them quiet, Beyond the Ridiculous bring them out to play. Last Sunday evening...

Ode To A Prawn

Ann French | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Ann French

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting my Father will know he is a legend. Now I know most people say that about their Dad but mine is truely exce...

EDFRINGE 2016: The Ten Best New Comedians

John Robertson | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Comedy
John Robertson

It's time for the world's largest arts festival, and once you've ignored all the lesser art forms (theatre, music, puppetry, dance, mime, writing - ugh!), you'll want some comedy. These ten acts are the funniest and most promising of the new comedy crop, as judged by their relative lack of fame, oodles of talent and grinding, desperate poverty.

The Thought Process of Finding Out You're Expecting Twins

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

When you've just found out that you're pregnant with twins the world goes silent for a few moments. It's like an explosion has just gone off in your brain as you deal with this new information. All you can see is the two blobs on the ultrasound screen. Your tongue won't move in your mouth and you can't hear what the sonographer is saying because that last word they uttered has literally blown your mind...

A Toddler's Category Five Meltdown On Board a Plane...Before Takeoff...After Peppa Pig

Andrew Robinson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We woke her. She appeared to be in a state of shock -- didn't have a clue what was happening, "Am I dreaming"? "Is it dinner time", were probable thoughts ringing around her head. No. It's taxi time.

Whining and Dining: Eating Out With the Kids

Frances Taylor | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Inevitably, when the food arrives, it will be hotter than the sun and this is bound to anger the hungry whingelets. Waiting for food which is right in front of their eyes is not something my children can do quietly.

Operation Skinny Jean

Helen Sandle | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sandle

There will be those of you who don't wear skinny jeans and, for those, you can just read and giggle at my expense. There will then be those that wear skinny jeans but who have the figure to wear skinny jeans to match ... you know the type.

Seven Ways to Stop You Killing Each Other When You Have Kids

Emma Conway | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

When you have a baby you think that you and your other half will immediately be in tune with each other. That you will be the dream co-parent duo. Other couples will be amazed at how well you are coping. Cue two weeks in and you are screaming "IT'S YOUR F*CKING TURN TO CHANGE THE NAPPY" and throwing a sterilisation bowl off their head. So here are a few ways I have survived the last five years being in charge of small children... with another adult.

Sanctuary of the Shower

Mark Bryce | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents
Mark Bryce

I found myself being backed into a corner, or more accurately a cubicle, and it wasn't long before the sanctuary of the shower was all that remained.

Don't Be a 'Ten Wipe Trevor'

Eddie Lewis | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

Where does the female half of the species learn this unprecedented skill? Was there an open day or meeting I missed where there were a dozen prosthetic backsides all laid out in a row and covered with Nutella. I like to imagine a stern lady barking out wiping orders to an ensemble of new mothers all learning the skill that us Dad's envy.