Tag Archives: middle age

Why English teachers shouldn’t date

My reason for going back on a dating site could be one of many: – I want a boyfriend – I have lost my mind – I need something to blog about Which one do you pick? Oh, you have … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I have decided to re-invent myself. I figure that at my age and stage I need to do something new. I accept that this is all part of my mid-life crisis. At the risk of repeating myself, however, a mid-life … Continue reading

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It’s a New Day

In this dream, she stumbles blindly down a street of unfinished paving. A sound escapes her downturned mouth but it is hard to tell whether it’s humming or moaning. Passersby would be forgiven for thinking she was drunk. Her stiletto … Continue reading

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When I was young…

I’ve been feeling really old this week. More than usual. And it has nothing to do with the fact that the realisation of being well and truly in middle age has dawned. It also has nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a train

It is 1917. A young woman stands on the platform. Her well-worn brown lace-ups have travelled endless paths to and from the gate. Now they do not move. They simply wait. A train approaches. She feels her heart beat faster, … Continue reading

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Send in the clowns

A short play in one act, one scene. Scene 1: A dark staged forest with cardboard trees. Player one enters from stage left. P1: Okay I’ve had enough. Yoo hoo! I said I’ve had enough! Player two enters unseen from … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to make your own

Trying to decide what to eat for lunch today, I resisted the temptation to reach for one of the chocolate brownies I made last night. I thought back to when I followed the Liver Cleansing Diet and how much I … Continue reading

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