Category Archives: dating

The longest/shortest staircase in the world for getting your shit together before seeing the ex

That was it, basically. I had no concept of time exiting my rental apartment and descending that massive, ancient staircase, as I knew that before tiny me got to the bottom and opened that giant door to the outside, I … Continue reading

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The Spy That Loved Thee: Celebrating The Average Femme

 Curious? Guilty. I had to see who she was –  ‘the (ex) wife.’ I dug around/cyber-snooped. I found a photo. A daughter, a husband and a wife… She wasn’t what I expected. She looked sour, bored. Uninspired. He was in … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Cakes McCain?

Meet the grand master of procrastination and the poster-girl for lazy. Everyday for weeks (OK, months), I had planned my return to the blogsphere, however I just never got around to it, and felt like for the most part, life was actually too … Continue reading

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Cakes vs. Scones: The Identity Crisis

During the last few months while my mojo has been curled-up into the fetal position and I have attempted (on some level) to deal with a cornucopia of emotional shit to which I am in not willing to succumb (denial hard at work) … Continue reading

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2+ months: Sex, death and champagne.

I had a good month… That was all the time I actually spent in the UK with the lovely Sir English. We drank champagne and ate cake… Made-out on the banks of some river while being ogled by intrusive sheep… … Continue reading

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Welcome to the ‘Man-Cave’

The voyage via ferry from The Netherlands to The UK was uneventful to say the least. Feeling abunbdantly sorry for my travelling companion Miss Big-Paws  – I spent most of the time sitting in the ship’s kennel room keeping her company. Upon … Continue reading

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Departures and (various) Entries…

THE PRE-DEPARTURE I decided months ago I was not going to spend my entire summer in a social coma dressed in my pyjamas 24-7, sitting in bed, a Linda Blair-Cyndi Lauper hybrid, yet again watching the complete series of Doctor Who … Continue reading

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