It’s not that I want to be like this. It’s just that I exist in bits — cells I can’t quite contain. And if I can’t, then who can? Once I was offered a ring and I thought, What would happen if I committed to him In a legal and public way? Would I suddenlyContinue reading “A marriage poem”
1. It’s not actually that stressful There’s that popular saying, isn’t there, about how moving house is the most stressful thing a person can do in their life. I think what was more stressful than moving into my new flat was having my big toenail pliered off by a nurse in an A&E in CardiffContinue reading “Things people don’t tell you about buying a property”
I’m standing on thick-pile carpet in front of a 3-seater Chesterfield sofa. A golden-framed hexagon-shaped mirror is mounted on the fashionably patterned wall behind it. The room and all of its trinkets and finishing touches is dominated by peacock greens and blues with metallic accents. There is a rich, decadent, almost exotic feel to theContinue reading “Hyperreality and the home”
We’re both getting married in the next few days, and we’re both female. That’s it. Oh and we have brown hair. I’m one of those Daily Mail haters who secretly reads the showbiz section. As such, and it’s my own fault really, it hasn’t escaped me that I’m not the only person getting married soon.Continue reading “What do me and Pippa Middleton have in common?”
Seven weeks today, I’ll be a wife. It doesn’t really mean much to me right now. If I think too much about what it does mean I’ll probably just scare myself, like when you start to think too deeply about your own inevitable death, or stare into your own face in the mirror for tooContinue reading “Becoming wife”
Every relationship on Earth is different. I’ve always thought the English language is disappointingly limited when it comes to love.
Being the self-deprecating, chocolate-eating, terminally single ‘Bridget Jones’ type is so much easier than actually being in a relationship.
This is a post I wrote on my old blog in January 2014 just as I was finishing up my journalism qualification. I somehow managed to land an interview for Digital Editor of a number of big titles including Coast Magazine, Psychologies and – most thrilling of all, Tractors & Farming Heritage Magazine. I tried my best,Continue reading “How to spectacularly fail a job interview”