Last night a doggo saved my life from a broken heart

This year didn’t get off to the best start. After a rather painful breakup – peaking when I lost custody of my beloved peace lily – I moved out of the endearingly haphazard home I shared with my then-boyfriend, relocating precisely eight minutes down the road, and into the spare bedroom of my married friends’ […]

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A poem: show me yours, I’ll show you mine.

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I wanted to tell you something, I thought about writing a letter, But I know you think I’m boring, So I thought a poem might be better. Believe it or not, I haven’t written someone a poem before, Limirick, haiku, couplet or sonnet, Never – especially not for someone I now deplore, Before it turned sour, […]

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Dating haikus

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Fleeting and often disappointing, haikus are much like my love life. Think of me like Sylvia Plath, but with Tinder.

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10 reasons Valentine’s Day is better than Christmas

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Like a bad Craig David remix, in seven days, lovers the world-over will unite to celebrate business owners’ favourite commercial holiday. That’s right, Valentine’s Day; the international day of romance, Instagram hashtags and insincere card inscriptions. My parents love Valentine’s Day. Every February 14th, I’d sit on the edge of their bed as a child, […]

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10 times I’ve been the worst to men

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Once upon a time, a boy I don’t particularly like tried to catch me out. He’d seen an article I’d written about a terrible date and decided to take to Facebook: “have you ever wondered whether you’re the reason why it never works out?”. As narcissistic as you may think I am, I am not entirely […]

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10 backhanded compliments I’ve been given on dates

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When it’s not your family dressing up insults as compliments (you look well – I mean, you look healthy. Rounded in the face. You understand?), you can always rely on first dates to quash your self-esteem. With Christmas and weight-gain just around the corner, I’ve rounded up my top ten backhanded compliments to prepare you […]

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