The Awkward Guide

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

Why The Great British Bake Off Is So Bloody Brilliant

Once again into the TV melee of dark and graphic detective shows, “gritty” dramas, and lame BBC 3 excuses to make as many knob jokes as they can in a … Continue reading

04/09/2013 · 4 Comments

The Awkward Guide To Graduation

My heartiest congratulations to the class of 2013, you will no doubt by now have noticed that dissertations and finals all pale into insignificance compared to the stress of having … Continue reading

15/07/2013 · 4 Comments

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 BBQs

This should probably be renamed The Awkward Guide To BBQs (for the British), because the Aussies seem to have this down. The Americans probably do as well. But in Britain, barbecues … Continue reading

27/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The Awkward Guide To Holidaying in the UK

Whether you’re in a quaint cottage by a lake, a caravan that smells of cats and dampness, or lying in a sleeping bag listening to the incessant flapping of the … Continue reading

18/05/2013 · 2 Comments

The Awkward Guide To The Library

Unless you’re Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, or the other guy whose name no-one can ever remember, encountering a full torso apparition of a creepy librarian ghost is unlikely to be a … Continue reading

13/04/2013 · Leave a comment

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

Freaks? I Think You’ll Find We’re Extraordinary

Have you ever noticed that one of the most hurtful insults anyone could throw at you in school is actually a synonym of one of the highest compliments anyone can pay … Continue reading

22/02/2013 · 1 Comment

The Awkward Guide To Bumping Into People

Living in a very small city, in which most of the people you know tend to be walking along the same sort of routes at the same sort of times … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 2 Comments

The Awkward Guide To Facebook

This one was bound to happen eventually, and seeing as The Awkward Guide has just recently joined Facebook itself, now seemed like a very opportune moment to ponder all of … Continue reading

30/11/2012 · 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 Moustaches

Feminists and Freudians can debate penis envy ’till the cows come home (presumably when the cows get home they would tell them to stop arguing and talk about something more … Continue reading

24/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Why I’ve Realised That My Mum Is A Genius

Now, I know everyone thinks their mum is amazing. At least they should, she essentially semi-mutilated her own body to bring you into the world – you owe her big … Continue reading

18/09/2012 · 1 Comment

The Awkward Guide To The Opticians

For those who have managed to side-step shortsightedness, this may be slightly lost on you, and for that I apologise. But spare a thought for those of us who spent … Continue reading

21/08/2012 · Leave a comment

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