Stay away from pretty boys…or is it ugly boys in pretty cars?

As a young girl, ask any seasoned mother for advice about boys and heartbreaks, and she’ll tell you with a tint of reflective self regret – “Avoid the pretty boys”. Now, I’m not advocating here for the paid up, card…

The 12 point guide to shopping for men who have to do it under duress

Impulse buying for me, has this ability to evoke certain blood thumping emotions. It must be a man thing – one of them that easily defines an exercise in futility if you try to understand it. There are certain conversations…

Meeting the in-laws

Recently, a good friend asked me for some advice as he prepared for a rare trip back home. As I write this post, I wonder quietly whether he came through unscathed, but I guess I’ll have to wait for him…

“…And by the way, I had lunch with your mum”

Experience has shown that there are some statements that trigger absolute fear and paranoia in the male species when uttered or suggested by women. Let me give you a few examples: “When you look at me, what do you see?”…

What every girl needs to know about dead beat dads

So a few weeks ago while relaxing with some friends, I was asked to consider talking some sense into a dead beat dad – who for all intents and purposes, had left a poor girl at the traffic lights, literally…