A year in people – the end

So that's it; it's the end of December 2019 (well, actually January 2020) and my year in people project is finished. When I started, I didn't quite know what I'd end up writing; how many posts I'd be able to do or how it would all go. The only goal I set myself was to... Continue Reading →

A year in people #92 – Coops

December 2016. On the Saturday before Christmas, I'd arranged to meet James at the pub for a couple of afternoon beers before I headed to a carol thing in the park. He was going to be there with his mate Coops, who I'd met briefly once before. I remembered Coops as this fabulously funny, all-round... 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 #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 #74 – Emma

“Tara! I need your help.” My friend Emma shouted from downstairs. “I think you need to call an ambulance.” She was staying with me after an operation in which a metal coil was put down the main (femoral) artery in her leg.  “I think something’s bleeding inside, it’s happened really quickly.” She lifted the covers... Continue Reading →

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