Absence

Apologies for the absence. To touch on it briefly, we have suffered a close bereavement. One of the children in our family (not mine) passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, and we have all been trying to navigate our way through the unspeakable shock and loss. I really don’t want to discuss it here as my…

Pillow

Most people are creatures of habit. They always eat the same cereal for breakfast. They have a wee first thing. They complain about their kids not turning the lights off/putting the loo seat down/ tidying up… because that’s what they always do. Or in my husband’s case they have a nightly ritual that I like…

PDA 

I just bought my husband’s Valentine’s card for next month. He always buys better cards than me but I’m pleased with my find this year. We don’t really go in for lots of presents generally as a couple but I do like a declaration of love. I’m a very tactile person. I like lots of…

Porn.

A few months ago, when I asked Twitter for ideas to blog about, porn was mentioned again and again (mostly by women). Perhaps some were joking, thinking I’d never go there (more fool them!) or maybe it’s one of those topics that is so polarizing it creates great debate. And we all know I love…

Cuddly Sleeper 

Are you a cuddly sleeper? Is your partner? I am NOT. I need my own space. My husband and I have a Kingsize bed and I’d still be keen to upgrade it to a SuperKing. He often jokes  “Kim would like a bed that’s so big you need a visa to visit the other side”. How do…

Love Story

I love a love story. My parents have a great story. Don’t even try to compete. The story of how they came to be is, frankly, ridiculous. The place was Bahrain and the year was 1969. My father saw my mother and he turned to his pilot friend and said “Who is that?”. “Don’t even try”…

Nag

In relationships you often take on certain roles. There’s the lover and the fighter. The talker and the listener. The pragmatist and the dreamer. My husband and I complement one another rather well but in some aspects we are opposites. For instance, I am a doer and he is a… put-it-off-until-tomorrower. And this is where the…

Man Flu

For the purposes of this blog post there are two different types of men. Type A and Type B. My husband is Type A. The one who will literally stop for nothing. It has been years since he saw a GP “It’s just a virus, there’s nothing they can do anyway”. My husband would need…

Leap Year

2016 is a Leap Year. For those that don’t know, a leap year, which occurs every 4 years, is when we get an extra day (29th February). The day is added because the Earth doesn’t orbit the sun in exactly 365 days. So essentially it’s used to synchronize the calendar year with the solar year. Julius…

Internal Compass

I don’t have the best any sense of direction. I’m the person that walks into a shop and goes the wrong way when I leave it. It’s not my fault, I can’t help it. I have no internal compass. For example, my parents moved house a couple of years ago. I am now able to drive…