Drunk Experiments 2: Sensory Deprivation in a Cocktail Bar

Bars are sensory places — the sound of the crowd, the taste of great cocktails, the smell of wood, leather, perhaps a smoking fire. But do you actually need all five senses to enjoy them? That’s the question that gripped me after four cocktails and three successive Jägermeisters. I asked myself, could you perhaps enjoy them more by ridding yourself of one, or even, all … Continue reading Drunk Experiments 2: Sensory Deprivation in a Cocktail Bar

Bar Wars: USA Vs NZ

I’ve been asked many times what the similarities and differences are between New Zealand bartenders and their counterparts in the USA. And it is a very good question. The similarity is that both make drinks. The difference is that US bartenders subscribe to the theory that the customer is always right, whereas in New Zealand they’re rarely under that illusion. So in the spirit of fostering … Continue reading Bar Wars: USA Vs NZ

Donald Trump’s Hair Announces Separate White House Run

Shock news today from the Republican Party with the announcement that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s own hair has announced a separate bid for the Oval Office. In a statement Trump’s hair revealed… “It’s no secret Big D and I have had ideological differences in the past, but I have been left with no choice but to throw my own hat in the ring. I look … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Hair Announces Separate White House Run

7 Reasons Why Rappers Shouldn’t Pimp Drinks Brands

These days it seems every rapper feels an all-consuming need to associate themselves with an alcohol brand. From vodka, to tequila, rum and cognac there is literally no booze they won’t whore, I mean endorse. So, in no particular order here are seven reasons they should reconsider that desperate marketing urge. 1) Claiming responsibility for creating it   This is about as believable as a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Rappers Shouldn’t Pimp Drinks Brands

12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse There are many factors to consider when choosing a potential career; pay, prospects the elusive work/life balance. However too few people stop to consider whether their chosen profession would help them survive a zombie apocalypse. That said, here are 12 potential vocations that could help you endure when the moaning dead finally do shamble into view. … Continue reading 12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer: Part 1 – In the beginning…

Writers live a solitary existence, much like a tiger, but at least tigers get to meet other tigers during mating season. Unlike actors or musicians, who tend to congregate in clumps, writers are by necessity solitary. And this is fine when you’re writing your book, frankly two’s a crowd at that point, but afterwards as you attempt to navigate the dark and murky world of … Continue reading A Writers Guide to Being a Writer: Part 1 – In the beginning…

How a Book Without a Single Teenage Vampire Became a Best-Seller by Word of Mouth

A few weeks ago a book I’d written became a best-seller. As you can imagine I was pretty happy about this and proceeded to get roundly drunk and throw up in a pair of trousers. All I can say in my defence is that the trousers seemed like a good idea at the time, though did produce a moment of shock the following morning. The … Continue reading How a Book Without a Single Teenage Vampire Became a Best-Seller by Word of Mouth