A year in people #81 – Michelle

"Hi Michelle, sorry for the late notice but I'm going to have to cancel tonight. I split up with M yesterday and I'm not in the best state to meet I'm afraid! It's all still a bit new and I have quite a lot to sort out. Hoping to stay in Christchurch though so hopefully … Continue reading A year in people #81 – Michelle

A year in people #65 – Siany

Sian is a little Welsh rocket. A lean mean fitness machine who just keeps going and going and going until she literally drops (or gets meningitis). She's also the kind of person you just want to pick up and put in your pocket and keep safe from the world. See, she's tough and feisty and … Continue reading A year in people #65 – Siany

A year in people #59 – the definitely not a date guy

A few years ago after I got divorced there was a man (DC) who used to ask me out a lot. I kept saying no. I gave him credit for his persistence, but my answer was always no (just didn't fancy him and I wasn't interested in dating). One night, we'd all been out somewhere … Continue reading A year in people #59 – the definitely not a date guy

A year in people #56 – Lily

Back in 2009, I had a message telling me I should go to see Lily in Lincoln hospital asap, like, that day, as there was a chance she might not make it. She was very poorly. This week I sent a Happy Birthday message to my friend and old boss. We're still in touch, 10 … Continue reading A year in people #56 – Lily

A year in people #52 – a very angry colleague

In one of my jobs I had to work closely with a couple of people who I didn't directly line manage, but I did workload manage. It was a strange, annoying set up - their (interim) line manager didn't know anything about what they were doing and how their work impacted the department I worked … Continue reading A year in people #52 – a very angry colleague

A year in people #50 – Katie the cryer

This year on March 9th I tweeted "Laid in my van listening to a couple breaking up next door. Can't now move as I don't think they realise I am here", and several follow ons as an hour or so passed. I was having a little lay down in my van at a campsite in … Continue reading A year in people #50 – Katie the cryer

A year in people #49 – Paula

I could write about how Paula loves to sing, or how she is one of the most hilarious people I've met in New Zealand, or how she thinks about other people before herself, or makes great cakes, or the fact she has one of the biggest fancy dress collections I've ever heard about, or how, … Continue reading A year in people #49 – Paula

A year in people #48 – Dad

I think about people who have sacrificed their passion or dreams to get a 'safe' job because they now have a child. I get it, I get having security is important. But what about passion? I was lucky enough that all my life I knew what my Dad did for a living was his passion … Continue reading A year in people #48 – Dad

A year in people #47 – the Down Under Crew

Sydney, 2014. I was at a winery out in the Hunter Valley somewhere, with 3 women I'd not long met. We'd done some wine tasting and decided it was time for a little picnic. Pans had already been out and bought picnic stuff. Actual adult picnic stuff. Like meat and cheese and olives and crackers … Continue reading A year in people #47 – the Down Under Crew