To All My Single Ladies on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve just spent the morning picking out old carrot chunks from the sink, which is a great metaphor for how I feel about this day really. A bit sick of it all. (It was the remnants of Ben’s red wine gravy he made last night in case you were wondering.)   This […]

Dating | Reply or Ignore?

    As I mentioned in my last dating post, I have been given a month’s free subscription to Match.com. I thought you might like to know how it’s going.   It’s not really.   To be fair, I haven’t had the time this week to dedicate to finding a date, but someone did message me […]

Mother’s Day without a Mum

  Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet occasion for me, a motherless child. This year, I feel blessed to have both of my children with me on Mother’s Day and it means everything to me.   I read a very personal article today by a woman called Tanya and it was about what losing a […]

The Parenting Rage

    I can’t remember the last time I got The Rage. I am probably the most laidback parent I know, preferring a quiet life over one of turbulence. If there’s one thing my last relationship taught me it’s that I won’t live the rest of my life in an atmosphere of tension and discord.   […]

Are All Single Mums Looking For A New Dad For Their Kids?

    Do you remember a blog post I wrote last week about a guy from a dating site that felt he could only date me if I kept my children very separate from him? I’ve been turning that around and around in my head all week, trying to make sense of it. I have […]

Dating | When A Man Doesn’t Want Children

    I thought it was time for a dating update. Things have been quiet. Very quiet. I am out of the habit of dating, nor have I had the inclination to bother. I check my messages on the free dating site perhaps once a day, in the hope that my preconceptions about the site […]

The Love Letter In The Cafe

THIS IS MY SHOCKED (POST-CYCLING) FACE   I had a very eventful Sunday morning. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.   Dexter’s football match wasn’t until 12pm, but rather than laze in bed all morning (well, I did some lazing), I decided to go for a bike ride. I know! The weather was beautifully […]