A year in people #82 – Nic

I think Nic was the first person I met in New Zealand when I moved here who I didn't already know, or who wasn't connected to my ex-boyfriend. It was like a Tinder date for mates. We met online, through the UK group Adventure Queens, and arranged to meet for a cuppa. I'd only been... Continue Reading →

A year in people #73 – Rick

Rick was one quarter (the boyfriend - now husband - of Kim) of the forced-couple-socialising by my ex-husband. As way of introduction, I was told Rick was a DJ, funny and a nice guy. Rick and I share an appreciation of beer and late night deep chat. One Saturday night in September 2008 we'd all had... Continue Reading →

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 #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 #53 – Kim

My ex-husband had just started a new job. He came home one day and was telling me about his friend there, Rick. They had stuff in common like music and DJing and beer. I was pleased for him, as this meant I wouldn't have to listen to his music and feign interest at a weekend.... Continue Reading →

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