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At 33 I’ve just given up a six figure management consultancy salary to work out what I want to be when I grow up. A little late, you might think, but hell, better late than never. So, while spending my days naval gazing / weighing up about a possible charity stint vs. a career as […]
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There’s something about this warmer weather that makes me want to strip off my clothes and run naked through the park.  I would not, however, wish to frighten the squirrels so I shall instead exfoliate and moisturise, and, like the elegant lady that I am, peel away a layer or two to allow the rays […]
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Yes, Dennis and his huge digger are parked outside my bedroom window again. I bought this cottage on a quiet lane next to the park in order to get a bit of peace for writing, but returning home one evening I found Thames Water digging up the lane including a huge trench right outside my […]
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Why the hell can’t people just go on holiday any more! Seriously, holidays used to be fun. You went away, sat by pool or on the beach drank a few cocktails, tried not to think about the mountain of inane emails that would be waiting for you when you got back… and hopefully you got […]
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Okay what I’m going to say will be unpopular to some, but hell I’m going to say it anyway. But let me put this into context first, so that you might at least see where I’m coming from… When I started out of this little adventure of mine a few months shy of my thirtieth […]
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I went to a fantastic party last night at 33 Portland Place [note to self: great venue for a TBW ball] and it was one of the best parties I’ve ever been to. The decaying grandeur of an Robert Adam mansion, endless rooms where strange things were going on, alcohol flowing like the early spring […]
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Something very big happened this week. After two years and two months together with J, his mother made a small gesture that may symbolize my acceptance into the family fold. Jetlagged and shell-shocked the day after getting back from India, we were at his younger sister’s confirmation, waiting for the official photograph in front of […]
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Setting: a heritage transport-related mess room, somewhere rural a long way from anywhere glamorous. Ms X: “So, Paul, why did you ask me out?” Paul: “Well, if you remember, I’d been trying to chat you up for the previous 2 years, because I wanted to get to know you better.” Ms X: “Oh yeah, that […]
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As ya’ll know, and are sick to damn death hearin’ about it I am sure, but too polite to say so, I am now effectively divorced.   As of last week that is.  And yep, last week was up there with my mother’s terminal brain tumour dying in the living room with the cat on […]
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As promised I’ve returned to a snowy English spring with all the gossip on the Caribbean, although I was hard pressed to get on that plane back to London. Now I understand why my black boyfriends were always so laid back, a diet of sea, sun sand and sex definitely destroys all the brain cells […]
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