Category Archives: niceness

Public ritual celebration

Well, dear reader, we are married, my Viking Sousaphonist and I. All requited and ridiculously happy, here we are. And, oh! what a wonderful wedding day. Where shall I start? At the beginning, of course. Here is the wooden footbridge … Continue reading

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On Being Requited

Goodness me, where to begin? I haven’t posted since November and so much has happened since then… 1. Way back in November I flew back to the UK and was finally reunited with the man I love. I hope we … Continue reading

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100 Days of Solitude

[with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez] When I left Ed at Heathrow in July – and I actually wept, for the first time in years –  100 days stretched ahead of us until we could be together again. 100 days … Continue reading

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Our Love Nest

My back is aching, I’m exhausted but content. Yesterday I moved into our Love Nest – the most completely fabulous flat on Sydney’s harbour foreshore. I could list all the things I already love about it, but I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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This time last year

I’ve just found a small piece of paper in a pile of other papers on top of my fridge. This particular piece of paper, however, made a big difference in my life. This time last year I had a conversation … Continue reading

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I can’t believe how long it has taken me to tell you this but…

… we’re engaged!   Yes. Ed and I (for that’s my Viking Sousaphonist’s name) are going to be married. He will be my husband and I will be his wife. He will be my lover and companion and friend, and … Continue reading

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Together at last

If you were at all wondering how my trip back to the UK to see the man for whom I’d carried an unrequited torch was going, I should think this picture says it all. We were high up inside the … Continue reading

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Inbox inanity

I was just scrolling through the as yet un-dealt with emails in my inbox when it occurred to me that the list of subject fields was… er, I suppose you could call it ‘interesting’. 1. Kangaroo birth spread mother licking … Continue reading

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Countdown

This time in two weeks, Friday 15th July, I will be arriving in Bristol to meet my Viking Sousaphonist; the lovely man who has been my friend and heart’s desire for the last 6 years and for whom I carried … Continue reading

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Sunset at Bondi

There are few ways to spend an evening more reliably guaranteed to lift one’s soul than eating a delicious meal with friends in a small restaurant down by the beach, while the sun sets over the Pacific ocean. *Note to … Continue reading

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