Just another podcast

I’ve finally started recording my podcast….. well, truth be told I’ve only recorded the trailer! A new podcast will be available each week and you can listen to what to expect in the trailer. You can listen and subscribe to my podcast on iTunes or you can listen to it on Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/evalinlife).     

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Tinder dating with a Yorkshire palate

Earlier this evening, in a Moroccan restaurant, I sat very close to a couple on a first date, which didn’t go well. I picked up they met on Tinder, and I guessed he must have used a picture form 1994 in his heyday – the year in which I think she was born. He was […]

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#OfficePolitics / #SundayConfessions

I often hear I quickly build rapport with people and make them feel comfortable. I find that quite funny as I often tell people I don’t speak English. Anyway, I digress, I think I’ve made some of my colleagues feel too comfortable because of the comments they’ve made. Below are some of the things I’ve […]

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Routine checks

Please note, I’m here for the banter (sometimes), the knowledge (the overwhelming majority of the time) and the progression of society (all of the time), but I’m not here to disabuse people of their fanciful thoughts that racism is over.  Just for your reference: the brutality is not new (it’s quite pernicious), however camera phones […]

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The Democratic State of Leavant vs. The United States of Remainia

I’ve heard the referendum has legitimised far right voices. Interesting as the voices were always there, they’re just louder, more visible and now directed at the ‘good’ immigrants like François, Róisín, José as well as the ‘bad’ immigrants like Pawel, Mohammed, Tunde and Gupta. When you experience discrimination you never forget it, and sometimes it becomes […]

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#OfficePolitics / #SundayConfessions

I know I’m not the only one who dislikes random colleagues asking them to put into a collection for a random person in the office who has seen the light and decided to leave, or sponsor someone who has never jogged to bus stop less than 5 mins away but has decided to attempt an […]

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Appraisal season

  It’s appraisal season soon and whilst I have nothing to worry about, I do have development areas:   (1) Stop pretending I can’t speak English to avoid small talk. (2) Avoid saying “the number you have dialled has not been recognised, please check and dial again” when people who are too lazy to do their […]

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Rasclaart children

This isn’t breaking news but I thought I’d share anyway…..children are extremely annoying. Even though I don’t have children, I understand how you can hate children but love your own. I now understand how you can love someone and not like them….. even though they’re three. I love my nephew but when he cries because […]

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Deflating my own chest and seckling down

Here’s a lesson about pride and my chest being too high. I went to Ikea to buy a wardrobe with the intention of taking it home myself. That was until I felt the weight of it, so I decided to leave it on the shelf and just pay £25 for delivery. When I got to […]

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Que?

I came out of the toilet cubicle at work when a lady asked if I was called X. I advised her of my name and asked why. She then said it was because that person had forgotten their work pass and phone by the sinks. I looked at the pass (to see if I knew […]

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