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 →

Life modelling and relationships

Life modelling really is about art. It’s not about nudity or sexuality. So it shouldn’t cause a problem. Right? Only sometimes it does. I’ve only been in one proper relationship when I’ve been life modelling, and I didn’t think it was a problem. Until we broke up. It was the first thing that came up when... Continue Reading →

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 5

Continued from Part Four... We ditched the deep talk with the pie leftovers and kept to safe topics like Brexit and what our friends were up to now for the rest of the journey. That night was the first one sleeping in my van. Now, I've slept in there with many of my friends and... Continue Reading →

Jonny Marine: Part 4

Continued from Part Three… Out of the blue, I got a message from someone in January 2018 asking if they'd just seen me driving around Lincolnshire. Given I was halfway up a mountain in New Zealand at the time, the answer was most definitely no. I didn't recognise the number or the picture and wondered who... Continue Reading →

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