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 moreContinue reading “A year in people #60 – Matthew”

A year in people #43 – Charley Farley

Charley was this super glamorous chick at work in the HR department. Oval face, big eyes, full lips – pretty as hell, and one of those girls who seem to glide around rather than walk. You know what I mean right? I remember she had impossibly shiny hair too, all swishy. She was so effortlesslyContinue reading “A year in people #43 – Charley Farley”

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 firstContinue 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 poorContinue reading “A year in people #34 – the handsome plumber”

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 itContinue reading “A year in people #24 – BMF Nige”

A year in people #21 – Craig

I’d only been running for a few months. Always on my own, always along the back trails of the village where I lived. Plodding along, quite happy with what I was doing, my only competition was myself on my Runkeeper app, where I was trying to go a little bit further each time than theContinue reading “A year in people #21 – Craig”

A year in people #16 – the boy with no name

(because I can’t remember it) I was 14 years old, on holiday in Tunisia. It was exotic, my second ever holiday abroad and I was allowed to take a friend. Of course, at that age, we thought we were So Grown Up. Just the age where we’d started to notice boys, we’d hang around theContinue reading “A year in people #16 – the boy with no name”

A year in people #15 – James D

I think it was some science class that Vic Makins and I sat near James and Tim. I think. I can’t remember exactly, but I do remember James at school. He was alright. Quite funny and just a nice lad. Not tall. I think I was friends with him on Facebook for a bit whenContinue reading “A year in people #15 – James D”

A year in people #14 – Lis Bailey

Lis Bailey is one of the funniest people I know. She has me in stitches. An excitable creature, she gets giddy about the most random things. I am not really an excitable creature. One day, once upon a time, we were walking across a bridge somewhere in London. It may have been Teddington Lock, or RichmondContinue reading “A year in people #14 – Lis Bailey”