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
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
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
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
‘How can you be so laid back?!’ Various friends of mine have asked me this question recently and it’s always whenever a certain (recently recurring) topic happens to crop up in conversation. And that’s the issue of where and how we’ll possibly meet decent guys now that we’ve all left the sociable environment of university and work … More It’ll Happen…
They’re felt, not verbalized, They’re complex and ambiguous, They’re intense and impenetrable, They’re mutual and reciprocal, They’re inimitable and matchless, They’re prized and treasured, They’re unintended and unforeseen, They’re love and understanding, They’re special bonds.
Forgiveness is tough. There’s no quick fix for it. It’s draining and destructive but necessary for one’s well-being. Sometimes it can take years to fully forgive, sometimes just a matter of days/weeks. But the duration until which it is achieved cannot be pre-empted in any way. Forgiveness works in its own time, it cannot be rushed or forced, it’s like … More Forgiveness
A few days ago I got back from a two week holiday in India. I say ‘holiday’ but it wasn’t one of your typically relaxing breaks. Three big fat Indian weddings, three birthday celebrations and a religious function for my late-grandma, were all crammed into the space of our relatively short stay. At one point … More An Unconventional Holiday