A Mallard in a Swan’s World

Yes, I admit that I thought it would be me by now. Not all of it, but at least one landmark. One point or destination. It's selfish, I know, but why not me? I did all the hard graft, I tried my very best, I jumped through all of the anticipated hoops. Yet, here I... Continue Reading →


Sand, Surf & Sh#t

As the sun beat down on a summer’s evening, we pulled the van into a spot alongside the road behind the sand dunes. The first task was to check the waves to see if there was any surf, which meant climbing up the dunes to look out at the waves. We clambered up the sand... Continue Reading →


Finally the day has arrived where my mini summer holiday with my love begins! ‘Excited’ would be an understated adjective for how I felt about this trip. Not only would we be touring around some of the prettiest beaches in Wales, we are visiting one of my dearest friends and her other half, but the... Continue Reading →

Sun, Teddy and Grizzly

Picture Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The classic tale of a girl that stumbles upon a situation, tries a variety of things to find perfection then feels fully satisfied once she’s found it. The concept of the tale is no different to dating; swap the porridge, chair and bed for prospective partners and Goldilocks for... Continue Reading →

Hansel, Gretel & The Ghost

Welcome to dating in the 21st century! If you thought dating in previous years was tricky, then I wish you the best of luck in joining the game now. What with bread crumbing, ghosting and the lack of anything reasonably reliable these days; dating is now one of the biggest minefields in the war of... Continue Reading →


The journey you endure during a break-up is one of emotional purity. It’s like your mind is fighting to remove all the toxins, but not before processing them over and over until they can be totally eradicated. The feelings of upset, anger, hate, confusion, anxiety. All of them are key parts of the puzzle we... Continue Reading →

Over and above

The efforts we women go to in order to impress a man. Whether it’s a fancy meal out, an evening at the cinema, a night of cocktails and dancing or just a normal weekday night in, we all make an effort for our fella. Obviously the level of effort is individual to each person but... Continue Reading →

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