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 A year in people #80 – Tess

A year in people #77 – Marsha

As I saw her come through the airport arrival gates, my eyes filled with tears and my throat burned; it took all I had to not burst into a massive pile of sobs and snot. A massive wave of relief and emotion rushed over me. The last time we'd seen each other was when I'd … Continue reading A year in people #77 – Marsha

A year in people – I’m taking requests!

Hey hey there - I've decided September's year in people posts will be chosen by you! I'm taking requests/nominations NOW for people to write about next month. Want me to write about you? Or someone you know that I know too? Or maybe there's someone/a story about a person you've heard me talk about. Or … Continue reading A year in people – I’m taking requests!

A year in people #60 – Matthew

Christmas Day afternoon, circa 1989 ish. The family were playing Monopoly and I'm pretty sure my brother was cheating. I remember something around him hiding money and property cards behind something on the table and just generally being a bit of an annoying dick. I was tired; lethal for a child. I was getting more … Continue reading A year in people #60 – Matthew

A year in people #46 – the secret guy at work

You look hot today. I glanced down at my phone, a smile on my face as I read the message. I was working on a project in a different department, and somehow I'd ended up catching the eye of someone who wasn't part of the team as such, but was in one of the offices … Continue reading A year in people #46 – the secret guy at work

A year in people #42 – Bryony

How many times have you been the new person that turns up to something? A new job, a party, a meeting, a fitness group etc. Where you don't know anyone? It can be terrifying, right? Intimidating? Even for the most confident people. The first time I went along to the HIIT Squad when I first … Continue reading A year in people #42 – Bryony

A year in people #34 – the handsome plumber

"I'm waiting on the handsome plumber story..." Once upon a time, I was VERY hungover. Like, last night's makeup smeared across my face and still in the same clothes hungover, with a massive spot and hair like dreadlocks because it was too much effort to brush it. I'm laid on my sofa, questioning my poor … Continue reading A year in people #34 – the handsome plumber

A year in people #32 – Will the recruitment consultant

"Well. This isn't how I expected my night to end." I thought to myself, as I sat in just my knickers on one end of my sofa, with a guy called Will sat at the other. I'd been at an afternoon festival with friends and stopped in at Burger Star; it was about 8.30pm-ish and all … Continue reading A year in people #32 – Will the recruitment consultant

A year in people #24 – BMF Nige

I think about Nige every time I switch a kettle on. But more on why that is later. My first birthday in Chelts was only a few months after I moved there, and when I first got there I craved time alone and put off getting out and meeting people, so by the time it … Continue reading A year in people #24 – BMF Nige