Parents

In the last year or so I’ve had a massive epiphany: my parents are not perfect. They’re not always right and they don’t always do the right thing. Ok, you’re probably sitting there thinking wow, did you just clock on to the fact that Santa Claus isn’t real either? But seriously, it’s been a big realisation … More Parents

Bad Boy, Bad Timing

He’s attractive but cocky, a player who’s hard to ignore She’s beautiful but cynical, having dealt with his type before. His type toy with emotions, bad boys love that game And they reinforce her belief that all guys are the same. But he’s different around her, everyone sees it, so she wonders if he’s so bad … More Bad Boy, Bad Timing

Feel Good

Last weekend we were all crammed around the bathroom mirror engaging in our unique beauty regimes before a night out. Gluing on eyelashes to accentuate our eyes, dabbing on foundation to even-out our complexions and spraying our hair with various products to make it appear thicker and fuller. And it got me thinking. In effect, … More Feel Good

You Made Your Bed…

In the aftermath of a betrayal Where do we go? We’re at a dead-end. You’ve been hibernating in your comfort zone Expecting things to blow over Without any effort on your part Expecting me to still be around With my same humour, conversation and energy But if only it was that easy. If only you’d come to … More You Made Your Bed…

A Pleasant Surprise

Painting the house… That’s what I’ve been doing this rainy bank holiday weekend. To be completely honest, the idea of spending three days inhaling paint fumes and accumulating paint drops on my clothes and in my hair did not sound particularly alluring to me to begin with. The thought of tackling the entire house with … More A Pleasant Surprise

A Shattered Perception

She’s only human, yet we expect so much from her, Looking back, childhood was such a happy, carefree blur, The image of her kind smile and beauty tattooed in our memory, As we retreat into an idyllic and nostalgic reverie. But over time we mature and start to dig, unearth and analyze, Until slowly but surely her image … More A Shattered Perception

Vibes

This weekend we had a huge family gathering with relatives coming down from all parts of England. It’s safe to say that we were pretty much in each others’ faces and space for 72 hours straight. And now that everyone’s gone back home I’ve realised something. Over the years, whenever I’ve heard people talking about a … More Vibes

The Checklist

Over the weekend a couple of my friends dictated to me their unique tailor-made, ironclad checklists which state plainly and simply what they’re looking for in a guy: 1) Must have a professional city job and above average salary 2) Must be of an athletic build and be above 6ft tall 3) Must be into travelling 4) Must NOT live with parents … More The Checklist

Cupcake Fever

I’m absolutely, positively, definitely someone who can be accused of having a sweet tooth. With regards to desserts I can never get enough. Cakes, pastries, gateaux, trifles, donuts, brownies, flapjacks, muffins… You name it, I love it! In particular, cupcakes have been my Achilles’ heel for a long time now. And I’m not ashamed to … More Cupcake Fever