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 #67 – Gemma

I came back from a few weeks abroad and Sian had made a new best friend. I vaguely recognised Gemma from BMF sessions but Sian had brought her into the fold. I'm not quite sure whether Gemma had a choice about being in said fold. The first Saturday I was back, I went to BMF... Continue Reading →

A year in people #63 – Amber

"You will be fine the world does not end at Mike I assure you!" Wise words from Amber when I'd split up from my ex-boyfriend here in New Zealand last year and wondering what to do next. I knew I'd get good sensible practical advice. We'd chatted many a time about relationships, being single and... Continue Reading →

A night out…as a woman

Just in case anyone would like to know what it's like being a woman on a night out, this is an account of last Saturday night out in a bar in Wellington. I'd suggest it's not an uncommon experience for a lot of women, and one that most women might think when reading that's not that... 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 →

A year in people #29 – Karl

Yesterday I was hanging out at home, just chilling and had a pang of, well I'm not sure what you'd call it. Not quite homesickness, not quite nostalgia, not quite a pining, I just thought "Awwww, I wish I could just pop and see [my friend] Karl for a cup o tea". Karl used to... Continue Reading →

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