12:30 to Newcastle

9 Oct

Why is it that chaos finds you?

This was the question that Ma asked me when I went home for the weekend. At first I thought she was exaggerating but after looking back on my recent train journeys, I think she might be right. Chaos seems to follow me. Chaos and embarrassment. Continue reading


Schnapp Lap, Thriction Burn and Gigantica the Pizza

22 Sep

You might recall that last Wednesday, we were going to comedy night. The comedy was…mixed. Very mixed. How mixed? We went to the toilet and the bar before the first bloke had even finished his third ‘joke’. That’s how mixed it was. Continue reading

Four Nights and Half a Day of Freshers

16 Sep

As promised folks, I have returned with stories of my Fresher’s Week. Technically, the week isn’t over yet, but that’s no reason why I can’t fill you in on what’s happened so far, right?

As someone who doesn’t really do much besides complain, I was a little worried that there wouldn’t be much for me to do during Fresher’s Week. After all, I’m not a big drinker and I’ve never been out on the town (or should that be Toon?).

Should I have been worried? Not in the slightest. Continue reading

Brace Yourselves, Return Imminent

14 Sep

That’s right folks, a return is on its way. After a long, long, long, long break, I will be returning to inform you of the various embarrassing situations that I bring upon myself whilst at university. Oh that’s right, this is embarrassment on a higher education scale. Continue reading

Two Posts In One!

12 Feb

The title says it all really!

Last week, I promised you the two blog posts that I had written last week while doing my work experience at Coventry University.

And here they are. Both of them. In all their glory.

Alterations are courtesy of the very talented Karis, and I hope you enjoy them.

Just click on the two links below and you’re on your way!

City of Peace

Sports Stars of Tomorrow

Back To Work Experience

7 Feb

Hello! And welcome to the first post on Dutch Bennie this year. The subject of this post? Work Experience! Yes, work experience again. Again? I hear you say, well let me just explain. The UK government has decided to move work experience from year 10 to year 12, which meant that I’ve had to do it all over again. My first ever post was on work experience, and you can read it here. Continue reading

My Night With Marcie

15 Dec

As the title suggests, I spent yesterday night with the family dog Marcie. As usual, she wanted everyone to be with her where she could see, smell and annoy them. However, she had to put up with seeing, smelling and annoying me all night. Continue reading