A Strained Bond

She claims to hate her. Forever criticising and disapproving of everything she does. She vows to be proud if she turns out nothing at all like her. She doesn’t understand her she says, she never has, she never will and she doesn’t want to. But she doesn’t hate her. Far from it in all honesty, … More A Strained Bond

Home Alone

So my family all jetted off to India yesterday. They’re away for two weeks to attend a wedding in Punjab, but sadly I couldn’t join them because I’ve reached the limit on my annual-leave allowance at work. Now I say ‘sadly’ but, cards on the table, I wasn’t really that upset about it. From the second that their tickets were booked, I … More Home Alone

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

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

It’ll Happen…

‘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…