Tag: sunday times

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • As luck would have it

    As luck would have it

    This column first appeared HERE in The Sunday Times on 24th May 2020 on day two billion and a half of lock down. Are we lucky or unlucky?

  • Standards are slipping

    Standards are slipping

    This column first appeared here, in The Sunday Times on 3rd May 2020. Have a column in today’s Sunday Times ZA about how standards in my home have dropped a little, during lockdown, while you’re all Marie Kondo-ing and learning Russian. Ndumiso Mapholoba Ngcobo has his regular column too, which should help you crack a smile. Please […]