Last night Dad2BabyInsomniac asked me to marry him. Not in the most conventional way but I was ecstatic all the same. He was so excited about it and said that I could choose my own engagement ring. We started looking at venues and I went mad on Pinterest adding dresses to my wedding board. I changed my relationship status on Facebook to ‘engaged’ and waited for everyone to start congratulating us. It was all just so exciting.
Then I woke up. BUGGER!
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Romanian mum in London – Better
Do you know the song “Better” sang by Boyzone? I love the song! I think that it describes very well the relationship that my husband and I have right now.
The fall in love time is long past-around 5-6 years ago it was a different deal. We didn’t have kids or responsibilities. I was only 24 years old,I had a job that was paying my bills and that’s about it. We were together but unsure of how our future will look like. And we didn’t worry too much either.
Snoo & Me – Surviving
The first days and weeks were hellish. I had his mother screaming at me for leaving and taking the baby then her cold, still silence when I told her about his drinking, gambling, the debts he had racked up, refusal to find work despite the arrival of our child. I did not tell her about his dark, foul temper, the mood swings that poisoned him like dark ink in his veins, transforming him like a werewolf under the full moon to a violent, aggressive animal who would do anything and everything to make me feel too afraid to leave him.
The Perfect Romance Experiment – Can I Have My Cherry Back?!
I watched Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin last week and it got me thinking back to the first time I had sex.
Let’s just say it was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
It happened on New Years Day 2001, I was 16 and had been with my then boyfriend on and off for about two years. He had been on my case about us having sex for a while but this was the day that I finally backed down and agreed….
Mummy Plum – The Gift
We were on an escalator, moving slowly upwards from the depths of the underground towards daylight. The adverts were placed on a horizontal slant accompanying us on our journey. ‘Leonardo Da Vinci, Painter at the Court of Milan’ – The National Gallery. I commented; ‘Leonardo Da Vinci- I would have loved to see that exhibition. It’s sold out now.’ My husband said nothing. I wasn’t even sure if he’d heard me, but it didn’t seem worth the effort of repeating myself.
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Expatlogue – The Bombshell
The words had the impact of a punch in the gut, and like space junk, came out of the blue. “I’m moving out.” Shock was followed by a feeling of stupidity, then shame for having been so stupid. Thinking back, there’d never been any indication of a lasting bond, no sense that he placed her above anyone else in terms of significance. What kind of needy, assuming, limpet of a human being was she?
What she knew about Asian culture, you could’ve written on the back of a postage stamp and still had room to doodle.
A Hell Of A Woman – 12 days of Buffy : Angel
When it came to men, I was a living, breathing, walking cliche. Tall, dark and handsome – yes please! Full of angst – send him my way! And then I met my husband.
The night we met I was on a work colleague’s hen night. It was in no way the raucous affair I’d expected and was instead an opportunity for the bride-to-be to spend quality time catching up with family and old friends over a very civilised meal.
The Secret Life of a Divorcee – Something for the weekend, Sir?
If, as a woman, you whip out a pack of condoms when the heat of the moment demands it, will a man think that you’re a bit of a tart? Does it suggest a level of planning and an assumption that the man finds you attractive?
By the same token, if a man comes round to your place, and just happens to have a condom on him, does this mean that he thinks your ‘easy’ – or is he just a bit of a tart?
Boo Roo and Tigger Too – Lunch date disaster
As today was one of those rare occasion when both children were elsewhere me and Mr Boo grabbed the opportunity to have a lunch date. Our restaurant of choice today was the Harvester in Lowestoft.