A year in people #78(3) – A

Continued from Part Two “What would you say to us going out? Like properly? I want to be with you.” It was a quandry. I didn’t really want to go out with anyone. But I loved being with him. “Why can’t we just keep it as it is? Enjoy it for what it is. I’m … Continue reading A year in people #78(3) – A

A year in people #78(2) – A

Continued from Part One... We'd started messaging each other while I was away abroad for a year. At first it was just general chit chat about work (we used to work together) and where I'd been, then gradually it got deeper and more personal. He was having relationship issues and I became someone for him … Continue reading A year in people #78(2) – A

A year in people #78(1) – A

"Can I take you on a proper date?" "What do you mean?" "You know, a proper date, where I come and pick you up and take you out for dinner." "Ohhhh. YES! Shall I wear a dress?" He laughed. "You can wear whatever you like." He pulled up outside my friend's house where I was … Continue reading A year in people #78(1) – A

A year in people #70 – my first boyfriend

I was 15 and had gone to a friend of a friend's (let's call her A) house for the weekend. They had a swimming pool and it was summer so HELL YES. A's Dad was a plumber, and had a young lad working for him (who also happened to live just down the road) who … Continue reading A year in people #70 – my first boyfriend

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 #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 #44 – D, the guy who never was

D and I enjoyed a wonderful friendship for a few years. Mild flirting, deep conversations, and a mutual understanding of the quite obvious attraction that was there on both sides. But he had a girlfriend, so that's as far as it went. He'd talk about how the relationship wasn't quite working but didn't make any … Continue reading A year in people #44 – D, the guy who never was

A year in people #39 – the hot Australian

"Do you guys mind if I sit here?". I pointed to a bean bag, in the recovery zone at Ultra Trail Australia next to a small group of men chatting. "No, you go ahead." I dropped down, quite literally, with a big "Oh!" on the bean bag, as it was most certainly not as comfortable … Continue reading A year in people #39 – the hot Australian

A year in people #18 – the man who broke my heart (a little bit)

I was infatuated. My god I'd never felt lust like it, you could literally make me go weak at the knees. I don't know exactly why, I couldn't pinpoint any particular thing, you just had an effect on me that I'd never felt before, and haven't quite felt since. We spent months growing close. Friends, … Continue reading A year in people #18 – the man who broke my heart (a little bit)