A walking juxtaposition

“My glasses are dirty, hang on,” Lis says as she takes them off, “I was going to clean them while I was upstairs having a nervous wee but I forgot.”  She cleans them with her t-shirt, making small talk about how the glasses she’s wearing are at least 3 prescriptions old, before putting them back … Continue reading A walking juxtaposition

A musing on relationships

Recently I’ve had cause to think about [romantic] relationships and my perspective on them, and I've been asked to share them. (Just to be clear, this is my perspective.) Society mainly seems to define a successful relationship by it’s longevity, doesn't it? No thought of whether it’s happy, or functional, or healthy. Just long.  Find … Continue reading A musing on relationships

A year in people #77 – Marsha

As I saw her come through the airport arrival gates, my eyes filled with tears and my throat burned; it took all I had to not burst into a massive pile of sobs and snot. A massive wave of relief and emotion rushed over me. The last time we'd seen each other was when I'd … Continue reading A year in people #77 – Marsha

A year in people #76 – future me

I'm taking requests of people to write about in September and one of my friends asked if I'd write a post about myself. Hmmmm that's not really the point, but I guess I did put it out there. I asked him in what context. "Not sure really. A bit of self reflection... How you see … Continue reading A year in people #76 – future me

A year in people #75 – Nate

Every day Nate laughs and shakes his head at me. Mainly because every day I generally ask him the same things (how was your evening) and say the same stuff (isn't today a GREAT day?) in a very enthusiastic manner. I’m sure he finds me mildly annoying. Every new starter is given a tongue-in-cheek-but-is-it-really Nate … Continue reading A year in people #75 – Nate

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 #73 – Rick

A year in people #66 – the project manager

"Where the hell are my clothes?" I thought to myself. I woke up, my head pounding. I opened one eye, and promptly shut it again. Ouch. Uh-oh. That familiar feeling as you realise you're hungover and you start to piece together what happened before you fell asleep. There was a pub. Drinks. Work colleagues. Definitely … Continue reading A year in people #66 – the project manager