The Occasional Email Experience

Most emails are terrible. So I aim to make mine a special occasion.

Sign up below and I'll send you funny stories which may mildly improve your life. Once a month(ish), grab a cup of tea and settle in to enjoy.

In your welcome email, I’ll include the opening chapters of Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life and The Shop Before Life for free.


the sheer joy of receiving an email from Neil Hughes cannot be contained in a mere picture

Your emails make me howl. With laughter, I hasten to add! I think they could be sold to a major publisher. Thank you for entertaining me.A long-time subscriber

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what this is
  • You can expect to receive an email newsletter from me ‘occasionally’; in practice, roughly every few weeks to every few months.
  • The content of these emails can be quite varied, but they tend to be mainly humorous or thought-provoking stories, along with roundups of links to interesting things I’ve found, and articles I’ve written recently.

    (Usually the theme will be 'something idiotic I’ve done lately', and whatever important lessons I’ve managed to learn from my latest stupidity.)

  • I don’t store any of your data myself: at the time of writing I am using Mailchimp to manage my email list, which means they will store the data you provide on my behalf.
  • Naturally, you can unsubscribe at any time – an unsubscribe link is provided in every email.