Mr No-Relationship, Part 14 – Aftermath

After a whirlwind romance, an angry fight, and a total meltdown, it’s all over between Lucy and the man who stole her heart in the African sunshine. If you’re just joining us now, what the hell took you so long, dammit?!  But you’re very welcome, so make a cuppa, find…

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Mr No-Relationship, Part 13 – Meltdown

Mr No-Relationship, Part 13 – Meltdown

Lucy’s still in Kenya, where she’s been dating a charismatic Australian named Brad. Brad won her over with his twinkly smile and his strings of heart-eyed emojis, asked her to be his girlfriend, then did a U-turn faster than Nigel Farage the day after the Brexit vote and decided he… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 12 – Firefighting

Mr No-Relationship, Part 12 – Firefighting

If you’ve been regularly following this story, you’ll know that Lucy’s in Kenya, where she met, and fell head over heels for, a charismatic Australian named Brad. And everything was unicorns and rainbows and skipping hand-in-hand through meadows of wildflowers until last weekend, when she and Brad had a disagreement… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 11 – Fight

Mr No-Relationship, Part 11 – Fight

It’s been two weeks since Lucy matched with Brad, and what a fortnight it’s been. In just 14 days they’ve gone from two random playing cards in the Tinder deck to the hero and heroine of Lucy’s very own romantic movie, and already she is Baby to his Johnny, Sandy… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 10 – Loved Up

Mr No-Relationship, Part 10 – Loved Up

If you’ve been following this story, you’ll know that Lucy’s currently in Kenya, where just three days into her stay she met a lovely Australian named Brad. If you haven’t, best to catch up from the beginning here, or have a quick glance at last week’s post at Part 9… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 9 – Birthday

Mr No-Relationship, Part 9 – Birthday

It’s Friday afternoon in Nairobi, and exactly one week into Lucy’s whirlwind romance with Brad, the 36-year-old project manager from Australia.  Today they’re going away for the weekend – Lucy’s first weekend away since arriving in Kenya, and her first with a guy for over two endless years.  This, in… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 8 – Cold Sore

Mr No-Relationship, Part 8 – Cold Sore

It’s Thursday night in Kenya, and Lucy and Brad have gone back to his fancy hotel.  Even though they only met a week ago, tomorrow they’re off for a sexy weekend away in a scenic lakeside retreat a few hours from Nairobi, and Lucy’s both nervous and excited. If you… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 6 – Opening Up

Mr No-Relationship, Part 6 – Opening Up

It’s Monday in Nairobi.  Since matching on Tinder on Friday, Lucy and Brad have had the sort of whirlwind romantic weekend that usually only happens in the movies, and have spent the whole of the day texting like it’s about to be made illegal. To catch up on this, read… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 5 – Escalation

Mr No-Relationship, Part 5 – Escalation

It’s Monday morning. Lucy’s been in Kenya for less than a week, but in a statistically impossible twist of fate she’s already met a cute boy, had a whirlwind few days with him, and agreed to go away with him next weekend.  If you’re just joining us now you probably… View Post
The Work Crush, Part 2 – Weekend

The Work Crush, Part 2 – Weekend

As you probably know by now, Sod’s law dictates that it’s completely and utterly im-fucking-possible for Lucy to meet a guy who boasts the two crucial qualities of being (a) not a cunt and (b) not already spoken for.  She comes across nice guys and dickheads, hot ones and ones… View Post
The Work Crush, Part 1 – Smitten

The Work Crush, Part 1 – Smitten

While Lucy waits to see if there will be a fourth date with Josh, the Geography teacher, let’s take a little detour and talk about something else for a bit… One of the things Lucy regularly struggles with is the fact that, as much as she loathes the fuckwittery and… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 4 – Missed Chance

The Textlationship, Part 4 – Missed Chance

Lucy’s been talking to Ben, who slid into her DMs on Twitter and miraculously turned out not to be a creepy stalker at all, but actually a charming, intelligent, thoughtful, sensitive, and all-round lovely guy. To catch up from the beginning, go to Part 1 – Approach, or for last… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

The Textlationship, Part 3 – Feelings

Lucy’s been chatting to a boy from Twitter. To catch up on what happened last time so you get the references, read Part 2 – Escalation. In spite of her reservations about talking to so-called ‘DM sliders’, and about the idea of risking her anonymity by meeting up with someone… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.