Humour.

Badges Of Honour

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

First smiles, the first time they sleep through the night, first steps, first day at school. All big milestones for our little ones. But what about the parents? What about the milestones we reach? What about the crap that no one warns you about? The first Poonami.

When My Kidneys Failed Me My Sense Of Humour Thrived

Jess Bancroft | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Jess Bancroft

life less ordinary banner The whole experience is a bit like climbing a mountain on which un-foretold difficulties continue to arise. These can be as small as stubbing a metaphorical toe, or as big as a ten-tonne boulder hurtling it's unforgivingly stony way towards you, Indiana Jones style, just as you are reaching for your hat.

Sex And The Hormone Gremlins - Would You Really Rather Have A Cup Of Tea?

Lisa Ives | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

We laugh at the sitcoms when, during intercourse, couples start discussing the shopping list, or on staring vacantly up at the ceiling remember it really does need painting. We laugh because we recognise this scenario. Momentarily we consider spicing up our love lives, planning romantic evenings that'll get the old juices flowing again. But then that hormone gremlin says, "Nah! Can't be bothered. I really would rather have a cup of tea".

How I Used My OKCupid Account To Promote My Instagram

Olya Gerasimova | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olya Gerasimova

Here I was, sitting in my London flatshare, Wandsworth, the dodgy end, when I first set up my OKCupid account to find a boyfriend. My bio on there was readable, funny, a bit sarcastic, it contained all the words I wanted to describe myself, and most of them were true.

The Cat Man And The Mummy's Boy - Some Men To Avoid

Lisa Ives | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

There are some men to avoid, actually probably a lot of men to avoid. Let's start with the ones that 'still' live at home. Clearly I'm emphasising the word, 'still', as there are men who have to move back home after a relationship break up, or may be carers, or have basically had some life event that has forced them into that position.

Is Fatalistic Humour A Valid Coping Mechanism For Depression?

Megan Ward | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Ward

I just want people to understand why it can be helpful for some of us. Hopefully I explained it well enough, and if I didn't and people still argue with me, that's fine because I've got the sweet, sweet thought of death to comfort me. Lol.

The Virgin Mary Was A Genius

Katie Lodge | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

My friend George loves the Virgin Mary. He thinks she looks very pleasant, caring, sexy, in a mother-sexy kind of way. He also thinks her name is genius. The Virgin Mary. It's a reminder to strive to be something you're probably not. Like a tax-dodger being called Honest Pete.

Humour Is Everywhere - If You Know Where To Look

Mike Beeson | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Mike Beeson

How's your sense of humour? Try this for size... do you find The Trump funny or laughable? Amusing or risible? And are you puzzled sometimes when p...

Santa And Emergency Imodium

Ilaria Passeri | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Ilaria Passeri

I've hung up my elf outfit, put away my glitter and said goodbye to working in Santa's grotto for another year. I've lost track of the amount of cryi...

How Being Funny Saved My Bacon - What It Felt LIke To Be An English Immigrant In The United Kingdom

Lisa Ives | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I know I'm a funny lady because my mum told me so. And I see the fruits of my labour on the face of the person I'm talking to as it contorts into the kind of expression reserved for private appearances only. That's when you know you ARE bloody funny.

Carry On Caravanning - The Highs And Lows Of Being Off Grid

Lisa Ives | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

February has arrived. It's that month when you start to feel that Christmas is really behind us now. Time to start thinking about the summer and where to go on holiday. Fed up of the short, cold, days we dream of the sun on our face and sand between our toes...

If Google Translate Took Over Your Online Profile - Dating Over The Age Of 50

Lisa Ives | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

For the sake of argument let's call her, anything other than her real name, Liz. Liz is 51 and filled with a truck load of insecurity; this is what her profile would look like if she was brave enough to be honest. After all, they all find out in the end.

Extraordinarily Ordinary Social Satire

Anne Look | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.

Having Trouble Getting Your Small Human To Sleep? Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh

Andrew Robinson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Your joint stress energy as parents may provide enough electricity to power a large town, but you're a sleep-deprived dribbling zombie whose eyes have ceased to function and you both work long full time hours to fund your toddler's Cheerios and pasta obsession.

Disney Without The Rose Tinted Glasses

Eddie Lewis | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

The one thing my Daughter loves more than anything apart from the sound of her own voice is Disney Princesses, even at three years old she has a sound understanding of all the Disney Princesses and gets lost in her story books, colouring books, and all of the Disney movies

My Intervention For Jeremy

David Zeff | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
David Zeff

I'm not one to exaggerate, I take no real pleasure in relaying to you my experiences during Tuesday 10th January 2017, but as cock ups go, you set a whole new level when it comes to a politician's failed attempt to reinvent themselves and offer up clarity of policies to the public at large.

On Thin Ice

Kevin Fleming | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Kevin Fleming

The pain begins before anyone hits the ice. Like some kind of head hood before the waterboarding you have to get the skates on the feet. In my case it was 8 feet. My wonderful wife Stacie, the keeper of important knowledge like UK shoe sizes, was kept late at the office with a call.

The Almost Funny Side Of IVF

Claire Hayes | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Hayes

IVF: I know that I don't have to explain to you what it is because it is a very normal thing today. You all know someone that has gone or is going through it. You may even be going through it right now and you are reading this to seek that little bit of camaraderie at what can be a very bewildering time.

Christmas Expectations VS. Christmas Reality

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It is the same thing every year; as soon as December 1st rears its head us Christmas lovers go into meltdown. We have this deep need that grows every year to make this Christmas the best Christmas yet and whether it's even more decorations and lights or more pots of twiglets than your family can physically consume, no expense is spared and no detail left out. T

Making Digital Comedy Amongst A Whole Load Of Cat Videos

Noah James | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Noah James

Short, shareable and preferably cute kitty cats... that's what resonates with the social media generation. And who doesn't want that cute, furry escap...

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

I Followed Loads Of New Celebs On Twitter And Then Dreamt They Were In An Orgy

Lisa Ives | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

Needless to say some of those people I started following on Twitter made an appearance. In my dream I didn't seem the slightest bit surprised to find them all at an orgy, I must say here that NO FLESH was bared.

Back To The Playground

Caragh Little | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

The new school year has started. First day photos have been taken, schoolbags have grown heavy with new books, and the reality of homework and early morning alarm clocks is beginning to set in. The evenings are shortening and the papers are speculating about the chances of an Indian Summer. It's September again...

Healing a Suicide Attempt: Cartooning My Experience

Amani Omejer | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Life post-overdose had a different intensity to it - I couldn't run from my struggle anymore. I couldn't keep stuff shoved down and carry on regardless. I couldn't neglect my needs because saving myself after overdosing (I called the ambulance) was cementing a promise to myself - I was going to do this.

At Least No One Said You Were Pregnant, Mr Cleese

Kathryn Player | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kathryn Player

I loved the razor-sharp wit of John Cleese this week. In retaliation for being scorned for his 'paunched belly', Mr Cleese has hit back by reminding the Daily Mail editor about his head start in the heart attack stakes (currently standing at 5-0). But, John, at least no one said you were pregnant.