Category Archive: lifestyle

Port wine tasting in Porto

Somethingyousaid.com visits sunny Portugal to get our wine on: Porto, Portugal, is a city hemmed by the glittering seam of the Rio Douro. From Porto’s riverfront area, the names of famous port wine producers… Read More

Father’s Day double giveaway

Hey Australian friends, pretty soon you’ll need to give some consideration to purchasing the perfect Father’s Day gift. And by perfect we of course mean something that looks awesome, thoughtful and expensive but… Read More

Cheap Living Vs Being a Dirty Hipster

Part One: The Ownership of Cool. Poor is cool, you know, as long as it’s the right kind. The ‘correct’ type of poor in the West usually involves being young, educated, not-on-too-many-drugs and… Read More

Froggyland: Adventures in Croatia

Somethingyousaid.com’s Tom Spooner spends some quality time with 507 taxidermy frogs: The old town in Split is beautiful. It helps that the bluest of skies spreads above it like a giant unblinking Scandinavian eye.… Read More

China and institutionalised amnesia

I’m standing at exit A of the Second Worker’s Cultural Palace metro station and it’s 3pm. All the details are correct, I’ve checked three times in the last 15 minutes. Sweat is sliding… Read More

Newy: God’s (forgotten) country?

Ruth Hodge explains why Newcastle is awesome: Look at all you busy city people with those smirks on your faces. “Newy, God’s Country?” you pssshh, readjusting your arm that is currently being squashed… Read More

Some more things that annoy us

You may recall that we recently asked somethingyousaid.com’s contributors to tell us the things that annoy them way more than they should. Well, it turns out they’re a pretty angry bunch because they’ve already… Read More

Breaking up with American Apparel

When you write a break-up letter and don’t hear back you know it’s really over, as somethingyousaid’s Oliver Heath discovers: We were done, and I’d decided to pull the plug in a letter,… Read More

The Best Moments of the 2014 World Cup

It was always going to be difficult to justify the World Cup being staged in a country where the money would have been better utilised on vital improvements to its woefully insufficient infrastructure.… Read More

What would you spend last $1.20 on?

If you’re anything like us, your occupation is hardly the most lucrative. So we were wondering, what would you spend your last $1.20/£1.20 on? We asked our contributors that very question. Here’s what they… Read More

Support White Ribbon Night

Much as we pretend to be party-animals here at somethingyousaid.com, the truth is we’re always looking for any available excuse to stay home of an evening and watch Seinfeld repeats in our trackpants.… Read More

Ways that too much work makes you stupid

While you may have convinced yourself that your job is awesome and not an absolutely mind-numbing waste of time, chances are it’s making you dumb-as-shit. Harriet Cheney explains why: 1. You lose sight… Read More