The Awkward Guide

In every situation in life, there's always a way to make a tit of yourself

The Awkward Guide To Cycling

On a lovely sunny day it’s easy to imagine that taking a nice turn around some country lanes on a bicycle would be a perfectly joyous way to spend an … Continue reading

04/05/2014 · 3 Comments

The Awkward Guide To Exercise Classes

One way to get around the issue of making a prat of yourself on your own at the gym is to join an exercise class. And make a prat of … Continue reading

22/04/2014 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide To The Spa

First of all I should point out that I’ve never actually been to a spa. For some reason the thought of lying naked in an aromatic room while a stranger … Continue reading

29/01/2014 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide To Triathlons

There are two questions that I’d bet everyone who has ever done a triathlon has been asked at least once. And they are: “are you completely insane?” and “are you secretly … Continue reading

21/06/2013 · 2 Comments

The Awkward Guide To The Gym

Quite aside from the issues of trying not to fall spectacularly off a treadmill, drop a piece of expensive equipment, or be intimidated by the man in the corner who … Continue reading

07/03/2013 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide To Ceilidhs (for the English)

I am, by now, well into my 4th year of being an English person living in Scotland. And most of the time, it has been absolutely no different to being … Continue reading

19/11/2012 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide To Fine Dining

As students, it’s true, most of our dining experiences cannot really be filed under the category of “fine”. In most cases “just about edible, if you scrape off the burnt … Continue reading

10/07/2012 · 5 Comments

The Awkward Guide To Swimming

Don’t get me wrong, I love swimming, and I enjoy being very good at being mediocre at it. But tonight’s session with the triathlon club has led me to ponder … Continue reading

03/05/2012 · 1 Comment

The Awkward Guide To Shopping

Well, it’s January. The Christmas decorations have been taken down and we’ve all been reminded just how un-shiny our houses are without them. No matter where you are in Britain, … Continue reading

09/01/2012 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide to Paintballing

Really, the best piece of advice I could offer on this subject is “Don’t Go”. But, if paying a not inconsiderable amount of money to stand in a bog while … Continue reading

29/08/2011 · Leave a comment

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