A rare plea from me…

I hate asking for support. I've always been proud to the point of being stubborn, and it's caused me no end of trouble over the years. My sister goes on at me about getting a cleaner, for example (she has one as, despite only working one day a week, having two primary age boys means... Continue Reading →

Dating and mental health

Life, at the best of times, isn't always easy. Even those who have a loving partner, are surrounded by friends and family, have a stable job they are good at and have no health or money concerns still find times when things just get on top of them. Life puts pressure on us all constantly,... Continue Reading →

I’m ready

I’m ready. It’s been long enough. The hurt has gone, the pain is in the past. I’m settled, happy, content, hopeful. I’m ready. Ready to meet her. The person who is out there, Right now, Living her life not knowing I exist. The places we will see! The food we will eat! The laughs we... Continue Reading →

Kiss Kiss, bang bang

My first kiss was with Katie Patterson in the shed in her garden two doors down from my childhood home. Her big sister had locked us in there and there were half a dozen kids outside too, all of whom knew there was a mutual crush going on between us and were determined to force... Continue Reading →

Emotional hills

When I was about 15 years old I was a bit of an athlete. I was one of those annoying kids who just found it relatively easy to do the basics well enough for cricket, football, running and more, so was on all the school teams and competed loads. At one cross country race we... Continue Reading →

Forgetting the fairytale

Everyone loves a good fairytale. You know, one like where Rapunzel lets down her hair so her lover can climb up it, or where Brexit is a good idea that's TOTALLY going to work, or where you will find love happily ever after because there is that one person in the world who is perfect... Continue Reading →

How to break up with someone

It's the hardest part of any relationship: the end. It takes a lot to decide that a relationship is over, and if both of you haven't come to the same conclusion at the same time then it's going to be tough. Having "The Talk" isn't something that is entered into lightly, at least not if... Continue Reading →

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