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  • Fun-knee

    Fun-knee

    This column first appeared in The Sunday Times on 28 March 2021. I used to believe that there was something funny to be found in any situation. Which is a useful view to hold when you’re a humour writer. But now I’m not so sure. A few weeks ago, I had surgery on my knee, […]

  • Truth is stranger than fiction, not sexier

    Truth is stranger than fiction, not sexier

    This column first appeared here in The Sunday Times on 13th December, 2020. THE BOYFRIEND STACK – By Paige Nick There’s a wall in our family home, filled by my father edge-to-edge with photos of us. My siblings, their spouses and children; playing sport, celebrating milestones, catching fish, growing up too fast. Since I choose […]

  • How to NOT write a book in 30 days.

    How to NOT write a book in 30 days.

    This column first appeared here in the Sunday Times on Sunday 23rd November, 2020. How to NOT write a book in 30 days – By Paige Nick There’s a lot of writing advice out there. I just rewrote that first line seven times based on two tips I came across earlier: ‘Keep your opening line […]

  • Activism in black and white

    Activism in black and white

    This column first appeared here in the Sunday Times on Woman’s Day, 9th August 2020. ACTIVISM IN BLACK AND WHITE – By Paige Nick “Post your top ten this-thats or your favourite what-nots, or eleventy album covers, no explanation, no captions.” Surely this blurb, which gets copied and pasted onto all of these posts, is […]

  • Personally, I don’t give a FAQ

    Personally, I don’t give a FAQ

    This column first appeared in Sunday Times on 12th July 2020. https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/2020-07-12-the-questions-we-really-should-be-asking-on-job-interviews-but-dont/ ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, or because I’m a little rude, as I like to call them, ‘FAQs’, is a relatively new acronym, coined by NASA at the start of internet times. But we were actually asking the original Frequently Asked Questions way before the […]

  • The carrot that never stops growing

    The carrot that never stops growing

    Carrots are pretty rad. Did you know, it takes about 70 days to grow one from seed, to sprout, to harvest. But these special ones grown by @OZCFarm Market Day famers actually don’t stop growing there. Read here how they don’t only make you see in the dark, but change lives too https://mailchi.mp/ozcf.co.za/harvesting-carrots-that-never-stop-growing?e=9a689e4961

  • Bone of Contention

    Bone of Contention

    This column first appeared here, in the Sunday Times on 21st June 2020. A while ago, I found a lump under my right breast. Wait, don’t go, I swear you’re safe, this column isn’t going where you think it’s going. I was living in a foreign country at the time. The kind of foreign where […]

  • URANUS IS IN RETROGRADE

    URANUS IS IN RETROGRADE

    This column first appeared here in the Sunday Times on 14th June 2020. URANUS IS IN RETROGRADE – By Paige Nick Astrology is beneath me. I mean that literally, not figuratively. See, it’s right there, beneath this column. Every Sunday, my guy and I perform the exact same one-act play. I even know the script […]

  • Storytelling. The end.

    Storytelling. The end.

    This column first appeared here in The Sunday Times on 7th June 2020.

  • Conversation Piece

    Conversation Piece

    This column first appeared here in The Sunday Times ZA on 31 May 2020. It might just be one of my favourite-looking columns ever. I love the illustration they’ve used. In fact the entire Lifestyle Supplement is pretty hawt. Incredible articles about the rise and rise of memes. And more. This one is about how […]