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I'm not Old!

I'm not Old!

30th July 2014

When I told my niece that I’d soon be turning 27, she wrinkled her judgemental little girl nose at me and said “Ugh, you’re going to be old.” Come to think of it, she’s said that pretty much every year since she could talk.

Now that my birthday has passed and I am truly one year older, it’s time for change. It was with a heavy heart that I updated my short bio at the bottom of this article to reflect my new age. (Please do take a look when you’re done reading this piece. Ta very much.) The reluctance was not because I don’t like being 27, but because it feels very final to state it online like this. This is my age. This is Sparta.

I …

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It's Time to Scratch that Comedy Itch

It's Time to Scratch that Comedy Itch

29th July 2014

It’s the start of silly season and you are feeling funny.  All this week, people are embarking on their annual comedy pilgrimage to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe.  The Daily Mail has already jumped on the comedy band waggon with a nonsensical story exploring if wearing a suit or smart clothes on stage makes you funnier.

While this summer madness rages in Edinburgh and across the national press, does your mind begin to wander?  Have you ever had a secret hankering to be on a stage, microphone in hand, wearing a suit (of course…) with people laughing at your hilarious stories and jokes?  Standing up at a board meeting just doesn’t cut it for yo…

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Can't Multiply, Don't Multiply

Can't Multiply, Don't Multiply

23rd July 2014

During a lovely visit to the Museum of Branding, Packaging and Advertising (if you’re ever near Notting Hill, it’s a nice place to spend the afternoon), I overheard something that made me fear for humanity.

A coachload of teenagers had just turned up, mercifully as I was making my way around the gift shop at the end of the exhibition. The Crystal Maze-style dim lighting, glass panels and twisting corridors aren’t conducive to moving in even single file, which is why I went home with a nice bruise on my head from leaning in too close to the cabinet. I wasn’t about to get stuck in there with a job lot of bored kids, especially as they were discovering the lack of…

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Damsel's Do's and Don'ts at The Edinburgh Fringe.

Damsel's Do's and Don'ts at The Edinburgh Fringe.

21st July 2014

Oh the wonderful journey into the Scottish countryside for four weeks of hiking, resting, taking in the mountains, meditative views…oh no wait it’s the Edinburgh Fringe. As a past frequenter, here are some tips.

Don’t do it.

Only kidding, it’s great.

Here’s a few do’s and don’ts.

DO

·  Take Berrocca. It’s the drug of choice for anyone who doesn’t like The Cocaines. Not only is it orangey it also gives you a sense of security and the dropping, fizzing, drinking action creates a nice OCD style ritual to ward off any bad acting spirits.

·  Meet people, have a fling. Meet more people; fling.…

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One to Watch: MIMOtv

One to Watch: MIMOtv

16th July 2014

There's a brand new channel on the block: MIMOtv.

It's a video platform and community for the best British quirky, arresting and original home grown comedy. Video blogging and the weird world of self-broadcasting, has started a revolution in DIY comedy and now some of the most interesting talent is coming through these channels.

For women, this is good news because it means there is an alternative route to success other than the unforgiving stand-up circuit. Budding comics, actresses, writers and directors can get their shtick out there and win eyeballs without getting an agent first.

MIMOtv was set up by Imogen O'Rorke and Miranda Wilson, who between them have exp…

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