A year in people #82 – Nic

I think Nic was the first person I met in New Zealand when I moved here who I didn't already know, or who wasn't connected to my ex-boyfriend. It was like a Tinder date for mates. We met online, through the UK group Adventure Queens, and arranged to meet for a cuppa. I'd only been... Continue Reading →

A year in people #80 – Tess

When I first saw Tess I saw this edgy, trendy, cool chick. You know the kind, the ones that you can feel a bit intimidated by. She had a cool social media presence, worked in some trendy job in Brighton and had the best notebook for this running writing workshop we were at. And wore... Continue Reading →

Life modelling – class format

Life drawing classes can either be taught classes (perhaps at an art school, or by an artist) or groups of artists who just want to come together to practise their drawing. Note: there's also one-on-one modelling for a single artist, although this is less common, and should be approached with caution for personal safety. Usually... Continue Reading →

A year in people #78(2) – A

Continued from Part One... We'd started messaging each other while I was away abroad for a year. At first it was just general chit chat about work (we used to work together) and where I'd been, then gradually it got deeper and more personal. He was having relationship issues and I became someone for him... Continue Reading →

A year in people #78(1) – A

"Can I take you on a proper date?" "What do you mean?" "You know, a proper date, where I come and pick you up and take you out for dinner." "Ohhhh. YES! Shall I wear a dress?" He laughed. "You can wear whatever you like." He pulled up outside my friend's house where I was... Continue Reading →

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