We're both in our thirties. We’ve been together 7 and 1/2 years. Neither of us has ever been married. Any wedding or engagement, that we are in close proximity to, automatically evokes the same response, "It'll be you two next!". But in response to well-meaning comments, I tend to nod, smile politely and shoot a … Continue reading Engagements & Marriage: It’ll be you next!
Traffic jams are beasts. We're stuck somewhere in the Midlands and the M42 is laughing at us. Loudly. We're bumper to bumper. We've got the same songs on repeat. Accelerate, brake, drive, repeat. Lad's new work car has either radio or iPod connections but absolutely no CD player. "It's how all the newer models are … Continue reading Modern Love: Surviving the Traffic Jam
How about today, I just post a photo of my ass on the settee doing bugger all? I'm a cricket widow today while the other half continues his boyhood hobby and aspires to be the next Alistair Cook. I've spent the morning with my two year old godson. We've been bonding - putting the body parts onto … Continue reading Saturday: I’m doing nowt!
Excuses. Excuses. What kind of a writer doesn't write? Me, it seems. Procrastination is a killer; it's the reason that I've missed two weeks of blogs and have no real reason why. Don't judge me, will you? Possible excuses for the absent blog: 1. My dog ate my blog Perfectly valid excuse, right? Except I … Continue reading What’s your excuse?
It’s the end of a long week for us ladies. The four of us can almost taste the wine and cocktails. Pre-Drinking There’s a sense of optimism when we pile into our friend’s car and head into town. Excitedly, we are going to see the latest craze…Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing! Tickets were purchased with a need … Continue reading Girls Night Out!
Ever had that argument where it all comes out? "I told you". He fixes a stare. "You did not" my voice gets louder. My tone is increasingly condescending. I'm convinced he didn't tell me. Leo's are lions apparently, whereas I'm the Libra scales, so naturally, I want to hash out both sides. I want to … Continue reading Modern Love: The Battle
A treat day. We all want one. Time alone away from phones, work and other people. I’ve only ever been to a spa with ordinary women so it’s a change for me and Ordinary Lad to experience some R&R while we’ve got a few days off of work. There’s a sense of optimism in our … Continue reading Modern Love: Couples Spa Day?
The mornings are a little lighter and the daffodils are smiling on the commute to work. They signify a new beginning. It's the traditional time to Spring Clean but it's hard when you're a hoarder isn't it? I'm sentimental and I hold onto things in the name of nostalgia. An avid fan of "picture time", I like to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Time to declutter?
Are you tired of the time your other half spends on their phone? We live under the same roof. Me, on one settee and him on the other, with mobile phones in hand scanning the newsfeeds of anonymous faces. Without looking at one another, we fail to agree on a TV planner selection as the … Continue reading Modern Love: A moan about mobile phones!
"This week has been about the Brave Face and the power of female friendship". I have worn the metaphorical mask that is the Brave Face, full frontal this week following some recurring bad news (which is deliberately generic because we have all been there - we all have ordinary problems). Concerned relatives, female friends and … Continue reading The Brave Face