Day 1 - 10am at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Only women's belongings are covered in fake zips, more straps than Tarzan can shake his loincloth at and are as awkward as hell to get into. Just when you need to find something, you can never bloomin' well get to it. But I'm no quitter. Despite the … Continue reading From Sensoji to Shinjuku – Found in Tokyo
In theory, I should be in a relationship by now. That is if my romantic history is anything to go by, anyway. For instance, from 2009-2011, I was in a relationship. And then, for the following 3 years after, I was single. Same goes for 2014-2016. I was in a relationship for nearly 2 years … Continue reading Loving Yourself is the Greatest Revolution
Dating in the millennial age is doing Jenna Payton's head in. All she wants to do is to meet Mr Right, yet all she seems to find herself doing is forever swiping left - they're just not what she's looking for. Modern-day men, in her eyes, are nothing but a disappointment. And despite her friends' … Continue reading My Vintage Boyfriend
Being single is expensive. When there's no guy to go out to dinner with or have over on a Friday night after work, keeping free time interesting has to be big-scale awesome. Otherwise, your brain will encourage you to do bad things. Like, reaching for the nearest bottle of Merlot, putting on an old-school Mariah … Continue reading This is How Being Single is an Opportunity to Become a Better Person
Swimming in freezing water doesn't sound very appealing to me, but that's how 100 people spent their Christmas morning in Hyde Park this year. As part of the annual Peter Pan Cup, a brave few whipped out their milk bottles at London's Serpentine and raced to the finish line. Also, whilst we're on the subject … Continue reading What is Christmas to You?
I'm writing this now in case I regret living with the memories I later forget Remembering you here is all I have to hold Thoughts can't keep me warm though, as your presence of old Utterly hopeless, inside I am numb outside I front it, in hope you'll still come Maybe one day I'll … Continue reading Poem for Louis
"Back in the summer of 2018, I was seriously underwhelmed with my life. All odds in achieving something better seemed stacked against me and any effort in trying to change it felt utterly hopeless. Even filling up my world with exciting events didn't soothe the ache in my heart. But something inside me found strength. … Continue reading Travel Saved My Life
Love is the last thing on cynical rocker, Simone Hartley’s, mind. She’s too busy ticking off her bucket list to care about finding a “nice guy”. Frustrated by her chaotic family placing her in the middle of their dramas and constantly reminding her to settle down, Simone digs her heels in - point-blank refusing to … Continue reading A Cosmic Chance (Chapters 1-3)
*** SPOILER ALERT *** IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PICTURE-PERFECT IN FULL THEN YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK AWAY NOW BEFORE ITS SEQUEL GRIPS YOU TO A POINT OF NO RETURN!! Welcome back, Layla Griffiths. The delightfully dreamy painter who finally found love with fantasy writer, Benjamin Turner. After such a long journey, you'd think everything … Continue reading Parallel Portraits (Picture-Perfect 2)
Bzzzt! Beep! DING. How often do these noises interrupt your life on a daily basis? I have to admit, if I didn't put my phone on silent then I think the sounds would occur often enough for me to have my own inane little theme tune; each step I tread carrying a nagging noise with … Continue reading Dating Sites – Amazing or Awful?