Bibi does…Brighton, with Calandra and Tim

This summer, on one of Brighton’s few hot evenings of the year, 30-odd sweaty foreheads and hastily-foraged freestanding fans bundled into Amy’s Room for another night of Bibi Lynch’s comedy chat show.  This time hosted with local journalist Tracey Davies, Bibi spoke with Brighton’s iconic husband-and-wife duo, Tim Richardson and Calandra Balfour about their story,…

A Sestina for “Matthew”*

I never met a man who was quite so confident in himself. The way he took charge of me shrouded his deep insecurity. Yet lying in the hotel bed, I lay with a man full of hurt, who believed life had not been kind to him and it had made him hard. Reader, he divulged…

Bibi does… Sex: With Miranda Kane

If you’ve ever listened to the Good Sex/Bad Sex podcast by Bibi Lynch and Miranda Kane, you’ll know to expect an evening of learning and laughter when these two get together. Quick-witted and not afraid to ask the question you’re thinking but wouldn’t dare ask, Bibi and Miranda know a thing or two about balancing…

Three Girls, One App*.

When you have three vivacious single women looking for summer fun on the same dating apps whilst living at the same postcode, there’s bound to be some crossover with potential matches. And after one housemate unintentionally matched with another’s ex, we quickly learnt to keep each other in the loop with who’s chatting to whom….

How Does It Feel To Live With An Ex?

Just before lockdown, I broke up with my ex.  It was a strange breakup because we lived together in my home with housemates, so it was always going to be tricky. We took it slow and cared for one another – then a pandemic hit.  Moving back home for lockdown with my family was both…

Kickass Women 2.0 – A Ray of Hope

For many of us right now, the future is uncertain.  Markets are crashing, businesses are closing and there is a great deal of (understandable) negativity. And whilst I don’t wish to underestimate the gravitas of the global situation, over the weekend I found a little ray of hope in my corner of the world.  In…

Things to consider before a career change

So the job you’re doing isn’t ‘sparking joy’.  You’ve reached the maximum happiness output you feel you’ll achieve and the job isn’t all you hoped it would be.  Maybe you’re worried you’ll be wasting your (£9,000 if you’re lucky, but more likely £27,000) BSc, your PGCE or your Masters (and an additional £9,000).  Maybe you’re…

Successes and Failures – Part 1 of 3

As the year draws to an end, we often reflect on our accomplishments and failures of the past 12 months.  We might be particularly proud of a promotion, or an engagement or reaching out to a forgotten friend.  Or maybe we missed opportunities and look back at the year with a hint of regret, but…

Self-care and What a Time to be Alone.

Choose yourself. Over and over again. Even when you’ve let yourself down. Choose yourself. Even when it feels uncomfortable. Choose yourself. Even when you’re tired. Choose yourself. Chidera Eggerue When things aren’t going to plan, it’s more crucial than ever to love and care for yourself.  I’m still on the path of a career change,…

When The Guilty Feminist came to Brighton

As my readers will know, I LOVE Deborah Frances-White and her podcast, ‘The Guilty Feminist’.  Well, now she’s written a book of the same name and her book tour ended in Brighton.  You can buy Deborah’s book from Waterstones here.  My friend and fellow blogger joined me for an evening of giggles, roaring laughter and…