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Loretta & Mick

Loretta & Mick

Neither had wanted to go the party on that freezing night. They hadn’t recovered from their argument on Monday night when Mick had arrived home late, drunk and an unapologetic mess. Loretta didn’t want to argue. She could sense the coldness from her husband like she had just opened the freezer door. Loretta didn’t say […]

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The Window

The Window

  So could I live here? I’ve been clear all my adult life that I was going to move to New York eventually. I just needed to build up to the moment financially, practically and emotionally and now the question is; where to live? Strike off financially. One can never afford to live in New […]

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Weddings

Weddings

I Dislike Weddings  Hate is too strong an emotion from someone who loves life, but I do dislike weddings. It’s odd to be writing this after the much hyped Valentines Day but that’s just the point. Where is the romance in Weddings? Where is the romance in sharing your intimate moment of declaration with 150 […]

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The Boss

The Boss

It was a series of firsts.  I had just turned 21, moved to the city, bought my own apartment and I was going to the see the Boss. Alone. With 50,000 other fans. He was coming to town to play at one of the biggest football stadiums in the city. I had bought 2 tickets […]

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The Treble

The Treble

It was the rarest of achievements. We had already won the Domestic League Cup and the Domestic FA Cup and last night we won the big one. The Champions League Cup. We had the unprecedented Treble. Is my footballing world every going to get any better than this? I was recording the match just in […]

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Friendship (part 1)

Friendship (part 1)

I use the word ‘friendly’ in loose terms, when describing a place where friends seem to come and go with all the frequency of a subway train.   I hope this is just the cynic in me but partly it’s because I believe real friends and relationships are to be truly treasured, in good times and […]

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Social Meltdown in New York

Social Meltdown in New York

(Serial dating) For a city where everyone, I mean everyone seems to be obsessed with dating, why are there still so many single people?  Why have they not found each other yet? According to Forbes, New York is the 8th best city in the US to live if you are single although they admit it […]

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Who’s Zooming Who?

Who’s Zooming Who?

Initially, I felt that everyone just seemed friendly towards me. Maybe I was a new face in an old bar in a crowded city where socially, frazzled folks welcomed adding another phone number to their already heaving, long lists. I have always been told it’s rude to stare, a notion I still subscribe to. So […]

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To Pay or Not To Pay

To Pay or Not To Pay

This one may be controversial but ….. No wonder people think dating in New York is so complicated and tiresome. It seems to me that women expect men to pay for them and men expect to pay. Why is this?  If you expect someone else to pay for you, isn’t it just saying ‘I’m not […]

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Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

My new friend, Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine is simply gorgeous with a sparkly, effervescent personality to match. She was reserved when I first met her although we instantly clicked. Even then, she had sparkling, inquisitive big blue eyes that had me swimming in her beautiful world in an instant. She didn’t speak the […]

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