A year in people #6 – Laraine Wyn-Jones

My eyes darted left and right, scanning the crammed ferry lounge area for a spare seat. Seeing more people than seats, I was doubtful, until, hang on….wait….what was that? YES! A seat with no one in it. Moving as fast as I could while trying not to draw attention to myself, I threw myself intoContinue reading “A year in people #6 – Laraine Wyn-Jones”

A year in people #5 – Mr Forster

One of my GCSE subject choices was Business Studies. It sounded so grown up. I had no real idea what I wanted to do but figured it would probably come in handy in adult life in some way. At the beginning of the year we were put in groups to sit together and that’s howContinue reading “A year in people #5 – Mr Forster”

A year in people #4 – Little Will

I’d been invited to a party. A joint birthday party for a big birthday at a big house in the country up in Lincolnshire. An unlimited booze, posh food, band, no-expense-spared type of party. I wasn’t drinking. I’d had a few nights out in the weeks before, I was in the middle of ultramarathon training,Continue reading “A year in people #4 – Little Will”

A year in people #3 – TR

There was a boy. Let’s call him TR. We were 13, or maybe 12. That awkward age where someone asks someone else to be their boyfriend/girlfriend and that’s it, you’re Going Out. Which at that age (back in my day), consisted of nothing more but awkward (if not silent) conversation, hanging out together with theContinue reading “A year in people #3 – TR”

A year in people #2 – Laura

“You talked about bread.” “What?” “There was a whole conversation about your trip to Tesco and the bread that you bought, and what was on offer.” “Jesus. Really?” “Yep.” “Oh.” Some months after I’d separated from my ex-husband, Laura, my best friend from secondary school, was telling me about the kind of conversations we’d endedContinue reading “A year in people #2 – Laura”

A year in people #1 – JC

I first met James through Tinder, when I was researching for my Tinder Trouble post on my old blog. I was looking to make friends as I was new to Cheltenham, he looked sporty and was into running so we’d got chatting. I’d told him early on that I wasn’t looking to date anyone (yeahContinue reading “A year in people #1 – JC”

A year in people

My 2019 project is going to be ‘A year in people’. Over the next 12 months I’m going to write stories about people that have touched my life in some way. There’s no real structure as to what, who or why; that’ll depend on the person and the story. I’m not committing to a certain amountContinue reading “A year in people”