10 Reasons Why Being Single Is Wonderful

You can watch [insert guilty pleasure TV programme] to your heart’s content. There’s no compromise on which movie to watch.  It’s always your choice! You can be flirty with your friends without getting an ear-full later on. You can stay out until god-knows-when on Friday and Saturday nights. You can go home with whoever takes…

10 Things My Mumma Taught Me.

No one deserves anything. Smile.  You can get away with murder with a smile. Don’t keep texting.  If he likes you, he’ll text you – play it cool. Brown and slightly hairy legs are better than smooth and pasty legs. It’s always okay to have a glass of wine. Every Sunday after the Saturday before,…

The passion she found in that room.

She thought it would be tricky to get along with him that night; this arrogant, sexist man. He reminded her of when she was younger – more naive, more accepting of men’s chauvinistic remarks. Maybe this kindled a yearning for her youth? His girlfriend was at home, she wasn’t known to her.   His presence…

If I’d have known…

To Younger Me, You’re 16 and you need to know it’s not gonna go how you plan.  You won’t be with this man forever; he’ll surprise and disappoint you and resurface like those sparkly hot pants you forgot you had.  When you leave him you’ll be lost.  But you’ll work out it’s how you find…

Unravelling

The inevitable has come to fruition, And everything else is tumbling inward at an alarming rate. I’m unravelling. Will screaming help? Not really. Will crying? Temporarily. How will I fill the void you’ll create with your absence?      

The Dating Game

Being a single female in 2018 is tough. I’ve been playing the game, with lots of different opponents, for a year and still haven’t won. It seems for every ‘move forward three spaces’, my next turn resulted in me moving back a space. When will this game end?!

Silver linings and straight lines.

Thursday happened and because it’s clear where he stands, I haven’t spent the last 48 hours ruminating and second-guessing what he’s thinking.  A clear line has been drawn under our almost-relationship.  And so, in my constant quest to not be a hypocrite, this post is the last I’ll say on the matter. My friend texted me…

I’m a feminist but…

My favourite podcast is The Guilty Feminist.  It explores a whole host of topics in insightful ways whilst being absolutely hilarious at the same time.  At the beginning of each episode the hosts disclose three un-feminist habits they have discovered about themselves.  Here are some of my own and ones friends have shared: (See a…

I’m not one of those girls…

I’m not one of those girls who enjoys the gym, I’m not one of those girls who’ll have a tonic with gin, I’m not one of those girls who plays ‘hard to get’ I’m looking for someone special – why haven’t I found them yet?   I’m not one of those girls who’ll keep her…

10 things that go through my mind before a first date:

10 things that go through my mind before a first date: What if I don’t fancy him? What if he doesn’t turn up? What if he’s rude / arrogant / mute [delete as appropriate]? What if he turns up late and I’m already 2 glasses down? What if I really like him and he doesn’t…

Like a cat.

Like a cat, I spread out in the hot sun. My fur: freshly washed and Moroccan oiled;  my tail gently curling. No pressures on this day, only the promise of warm sunlight until sunset.   Drifting in and out of dream, my breath steadies. My limbs stretch and my whiskers twitch.