Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Now that the party season is nearly upon us, am going to make a list of other-locations-to-meet-chaps, in real life that is, rather than online. 1. The Street: A place full of men. Everywhere has one. Just step out of the front door of home, office, hospital and there it is. This is a particular […]

Everything Changes?

I’m not quite sure what’s happening exactly but I think I’m falling out of love with Tinder. It’s been almost six months now, and it was fun at the start and the dates have continued to be enjoyable – apart from a few notable exceptions. However, it’s been almost all first dates – as I’ve […]

Happy Monday!

Messages continue to be batted back and forth with the Twitcher but still no second date has been arranged. Fingers crossed it will be soon though. Didn’t make it onto Tinder yesterday as we had people over at the flat for lunch, then went to sleep about 3.30pm and didn’t wake up till 8.15am this […]


“Just enjoy Djokovic right now,” Andrew Castle tells us. So that’s what I’m going to do. The orange monster has come in for the afternoon so I’ve closed his flap and the back door. No need to go out in the dark searching for him, which is a relief. Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori – […]

Working Girl

Huddled under my furry blanket on the parental sofa, sipping my coffee. In the kitchen, Mum is making dinner. The radio is on. The Twitcher has sent a few messages since our date and I’ve replied to them, but the text banter has lost its lustre. He hasn’t forgotten me, so that’s something. Just want […]

Some Enchanted Evening

“It’s a popular place, this,” the Twitcher says, leading me into a cave full of people drinking wine. “I’m happy to go outside,” I say. “Good plan,” he says, and we take our Rioja outside. Even on the terrace it’s packed. “We’re not the only people who have thought to come here, on a Wednesday […]

Supermarket Shopping?

“How did your date go, the other day?” A woman accosts me in the changing room at the gym. She’s in my Spin class. We must have spoken when I was getting changed to meet a chap, only I can’t now remember which one. “Which one was that?” I say. “You were meeting one at […]


Back at flat, curled up on the sofa with the panther watching the tennis. It’s the ATP Masters event at the O2 and for some reason the floor is blue. Wawrinka vs Berdych. The players’ shoes squeak on the floor. There isn’t the beautiful thud of the ball on grass but the sounds of tennis […]

Set In Darkness

Somehow, despite the presence of the panther, have attracted the attentions of a new chap. He’s 39, don’t know too much about him yet but he’s been sending messages that are well-written and amusing and I’ve been able to reply to them and now he’s suggested meeting. “You can’t possibly meet him, you’re too fat,” […]

Let It Bleed

The panther lies on my bed, watching me, as I pack up something to wear for the event tomorrow. “I was hoping that you wouldn’t have arrived yet,” I tell him. “I’ve been looking forward to this party, there will be boys – I assume there will anyway. You won’t let me talk to anyone […]