The Twelve Days of Dating

On the twelfth day of Christmas, online dating gave to me, Twelve Lovestruck offers Eleven random weirdos Ten pointless coffees Nine “thanks, but no thanks” Eight people ghosting Seven “don’t like children” Six unread WhatsApp’s Five catfishes Four numbers blocked Three dick pics Two Bumble matches And a sore thumb from constant swiping.

Stalking your prey

I've said it before - the internet is a wonderful place. It has enabled me to connect with people all over the world and share my thoughts, and is the reason I have the job I do (one I love, by the way). But the internet is merely a tool. As with other tools, it... Continue Reading →

All I want for Christmas

2017 was a year of firsts for me. A year of changes. If I'd been asked at the end of 2016 what the year ahead would've been, I would have said it would have been better. Better than a tough end to the year financially speaking. Better in terms of available time, as children grew... Continue Reading →

Thought for the Ages

I don't add another candle to my birthday cake every year. Not because I am refusing to get older, rather because that number of candles in one place at one time is both a danger to life as well as nearly impossible to light, as the first goes out long before the last is anywhere... Continue Reading →

Slow Jams

As a Spotify fan, I love to create playlists. Some are full of hits from the 80s, some take me off to the wonderful world of Ska, while others are full of the guitar-based tunes I spent many an evening jumping around to as a youngster. I've got a whole list dedicated to songs that... Continue Reading →

For One Night Only

I read a lot of dating blogs these days. Recently I was catching up on posts from the brilliant Alice in Wanderlust blog and came across one which was all about being picky. One section, in particular, made me stop and think a little: I was at a party, and one of my friends started... Continue Reading →

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