A year in people #90 – Mum

"Do you fancy a day out Mum? Just the two of us? Let's go do something." She looked suspicious; it wasn't something we often did. "Maybe a walk around Clumber Park?" I picked her up in the car, and as I drove I chattered away about nothing but I had a knot in my stomach.... Continue Reading →

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(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 #55 – J

I'd just split up with my boyfriend (read: was dumped) here in New Zealand and had nowhere to live. I was fairly new, didn't know that many people, didn't really know what to do and was just generally feeling a bit sideswiped and shit. I had one new friend, B, who I'd messaged, telling her... 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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