A year in moments #17 – The Peak and the Ultrarunners

I sat on a bench at the top of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong in the dark. I was in shorts and a singlet, because it was still hot and humid as fuck, even at night. I was waiting for two people I'd never met before. I was in Hong Kong for a week, and … Continue reading A year in moments #17 – The Peak and the Ultrarunners

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 bit of random nostalgia – Cheltenham

I've found living abroad means I can get a bit nostalgic about the UK and my life there. I'm guessing this is pretty normal for expats, but it can be really random. Both the nostalgia, and the random events that trigger it. For example, this evening I was buttering a ciabatta roll for dinner and … Continue reading A bit of random nostalgia – Cheltenham

Jonny Marine: Part 6

Continued from Part Five... It was kinda perfect, and not really a surprise. I mean, going on holiday with your ex who you split up with because of timing and not lack of feelings? Probably not going to stay platonic. But he was adamant he hadn't expected this. Insistent he hadn't come over with any … Continue reading Jonny Marine: Part 6

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

A year in people #4 – Little Will

I’d been invited to a party. A joint birthday party for a big birthday at a big house in the country up in Lincolnshire. An unlimited booze, posh food, band, no-expense-spared type of party. I wasn’t drinking. I’d had a few nights out in the weeks before, I was in the middle of ultramarathon training, … Continue reading A year in people #4 – Little Will