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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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Life Story

Life Story

Once upon a time there was a girl from Bedford The youngest of 6, I knew I was spoilt but this had the opposite affect on me. I grew up determined to make it on my own and be fiercely independent – from everyone. A happy childhood with 1 brother and 4 sisters also meant […]

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The funniest thing happened today…

The funniest thing happened today…

Humour Class – What I did in class today Write about the funniest thing that has happened today Going to humour writing workshop and finding I had to write a piece and then read it aloud to the class is the funniest thing. I thought I was going to learn but I guess that’s the […]

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8 Men and a Little Lady – A true story of water phobia and insanity

8 Men and a Little Lady – A true story of water phobia and insanity

Certificate 15 with caution It was the sort of challenge that one agrees on after one too many beers to impress the peers, usually in the pub very late on a Friday evening. Sadly I wasn’t drunk and haven’t seen the inside of a pub for a record number of weeks. Therefore was obviously temporarily […]

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Washington – Christmas 2008 (pre Barack Obama)

Washington – Christmas 2008 (pre Barack Obama)

The bus to Washington was easy enough. I plugged into my mini radio to check out the radio stations throughout the drive and heard Madonna’s ‘Holiday’ three times and my main moving to US theme tune, Journey’s, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’! It was the danced up version but it made me smile anyway as I also […]

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Lost in Translation (Part 1)

Lost in Translation (Part 1)

As is often the case, I had to repeat myself three times. “Do you do a hot chai?” I asked again. This time I got a blank look from Dunkin Donut man but luckily for me his colleague understood my accent. “Vanilla Chai?” he asked helpfully. This time he was on the receiving end of […]

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