Little Silver Linings in a Big Cloud of Shit

Walks, fresh air & sunshine Call with co-workers to stay in the loop Keeping a schedule Computer games Exercising & Yoga Family time Sleeping Productivity Writing Video calls with friends Reading   What are your silver linings made of?   Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

What Does Your Bedside Table Say About You? Part 2 of 2.

Here’s Part 1 (an insight into my life and habits through my bedside table). Some of these posts wouldn’t be possible without the support of my friends and family, so I’m sending out a big ‘thank you’ to them. Thank you to everyone who sent bedside table snaps.  Here’s a collection:   Creams, books, pictures,…

What Does Your Bedside Table Say About You? Part 1 of 2.

I’ve always been fascinated by sneaking glimpses of people’s private lives.  Seeing what a woman pulls out of her handbag at a cafe, stealing a glance at someone’s To-Do list, hearing a private conversation in a public place… I’ll often find myself imagining the minutiae of their little worlds; their stresses, their passions and what…

The Music of Love

Music can evoke different emotions; it can make us feel connected with people.  It can bring back memories. Can we map a piece of music or a genre of music onto our relationships?   A while ago, I wrote about the colours of our relationships.  Now, I’m wondering about the music of our lovers.   Over Christmas…

Single and Mingle Night

I thought it couldn’t get worse than Speed Dating.  Turns out, it can! Last week, a friend invited me to a Single and Mingle night in Brighton.  She was going with her housemate and we all agreed it could be crap, but we wouldn’t know unless we went (and we’d never find a boyfriend sat…

Date Week

1 – First online blind date in a while. I feel excited for this one (he’s attractive in his photos and he seems fun). He doesn’t really look like his photos and he doesn’t seem like he’d be much fun. I don’t think he fancies me; he doesn’t look me in the eyes very often….

Have a successful date – avoid these 5 habits.

Bullshit – some guys never text or show interest in you, and then when you do meet up, they say how much they missed you…  ` A 15-minute monologue over dinner – please take a moment outside of your head and realise you are talking about yourself, non-stop.  Please ask me questions and actually listen…

Do I wanna know..?

Do I wanna know, if this feeling flows both ways? Yes, I do want to know.  It’s killing me not knowing what’s inside your head.  The messages you give off are so conflicting.  Sad to see you go, was sorta hoping that you’d stay… We have so much fun when you stay.  Please don’t leave….

Coupling up.

We’re not all coupling up, so don’t say that we are.  Some of us are working bloody hard to find the right kind of relationship, and I suppose that’s because some of us are more particular about what we’re looking for.  Or we set our sights further afield.  Or we’re aiming higher.  Or because we…

Did it work?

I felt reluctant to go on last night’s date.  I matched with him on Bumble and we exchanged numbers after a day or so.  He seemed keener than I was, probably because my trust in people’s profiles had been depleted since my previous date.  We were texting for a week before we met!  This is…