Archive for January 2010

mr right now

January 27, 2010

“Every woman I know – no matter how successful and ambitious, how financially and emotionally secure – feels panic, occasionally coupled with desperation, if she hits 30 and finds herself unmarried” ~ Lori Gottlieb Dear Lori Gottlieb, Firstly, YAY YOU on publishing the book! That’s huge! And while we don’t actually know each other, I […]

my longest love affair

January 26, 2010

I spent Sunday morning drinking pink champagne with Leonie and a sophisticated group of kiwi women at a spa for bubbles, nibbles and general pampering. And networking, or something. Some were new to these grey gravely shores, others have been here for years and all shared that familiar sense of living in limbo, of belonging-yet-not. […]

bitchin' blogging babes

January 18, 2010

Once upon a time, in a land not very far away, a 100-year-old stone cottage waited patiently, covered in fresh snow. On a random Friday evening in January, eight princesses made their way to the Gloucestershire countryside to gather at the cottage. One flew all the way from southern California and was like, totally the […]

my big gay princess wedding

January 12, 2010

Confession: yesterday I bought a copy of Brides Magazine. And now, having riffled through a few hundred glossy pages for an hour of my life I won’t ever get back, I feel a little unclean. Brides Magazine is essentially explicit instructions on how to be a needy, self absorbed, demanding, obsessive bride. It implies that […]

we don't live here anymore

January 05, 2010

January: heart breaking, life shattering, month of endings. This is the busiest time for divorce lawyers. I guess no one wants to be the arsehole that left at Christmas. So people wait, toy with their imminent decision; imagine a future of holding on, and one of letting go. And they spend those last few days […]

my word for twenty ten

January 01, 2010

Over the last few days I have let different verbs flutter around my brain. I have been patiently waiting for my word for 2010. The word that encapsulates what this year will mean to me. I wanted my word to be an evolution of last years Adventure, but also a ‘Get Real’ word; not a […]