Live the life you love

Jenny laughs, when I ask her how lockdown is going. 'Well, I'm quite enjoying it, I have to say, although it's been a real emotional journey, from absolute, acute, ridiculous, over the top oh-my-god-I'm-going-to-die-tomorrow kind of anxiety at the start, with me making out my will and all sorts.' That anxiety went away a bit … Continue reading Live the life you love

Race against the moving clock

It's been two and a half years since I last saw Charlie, when we ran across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan together. I'd forgotten how calm and collected she is, and how soothing her voice is to listen to. "I would probably say our lockdown has been better than some other people have found … Continue reading Race against the moving clock

A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

Continued from Meeting The Poet... It was 3 months exactly since we first met, this time Friday 13th December. There were only two Fri 13ths in 2019, and we'd met on both, neither of which were planned. We were supposed to have met the Wednesday before, but I'd pushed it back to Friday because I … Continue reading A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

A year in people #98 – Andy

Andy and I clicked the first time we met. Well, we must have done, as we met on a Saturday and didn't stop talking for days, in a field somewhere in Surrey in October 2015. He was so interested in me, my life and my thoughts. When someone is so genuinely, actually interested in the … Continue reading A year in people #98 – Andy

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 #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 – I’m taking requests!

Hey hey there - I've decided September's year in people posts will be chosen by you! I'm taking requests/nominations NOW for people to write about next month. Want me to write about you? Or someone you know that I know too? Or maybe there's someone/a story about a person you've heard me talk about. Or … Continue reading A year in people – I’m taking requests!