A year in people #90 – Mum

“Do you fancy a day out Mum? Just the two of us? Let’s go do something.” She looked suspicious; it wasn’t something we often did. “Maybe a walk around Clumber Park?” I picked her up in the car, and as I drove I chattered away about nothing but I had a knot in my stomach.Continue reading “A year in people #90 – Mum”

A year in people #86 – the person who wasn’t there

I met my ex-husband when I was 17 years old and went straight from living with my parents to moving in with him a few years later (I never went to university or lived with friends). Fast forward 13 years and a bit years to a few months after we separated, and I had toContinue reading “A year in people #86 – the person who wasn’t there”

A year in people #58 – the 21 year old

I was 31. There was 10 years between us. We met at work; he was doing some kind of graduate placement. It sounds like some kind of Mrs Robinson thing, and if I’d seen that film I’d be able to comment on whether there were any similarities. As it is, I haven’t, so I can’t.Continue reading “A year in people #58 – the 21 year old”

A year in people #31 – Rihanna

Want you to make me feel Like I’m the only girl in the world Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love Like I’m the only one who knows your heart I turned the music up LOUD and cracked open a beer. It was thirteen days since I told my husband I wanted usContinue reading “A year in people #31 – Rihanna”

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”