Lucy Overthinks… Infidelity

Lucy has two friends. Their names are Helen and Mina. Helen’s in her mid-forties, married with a 10-year-old daughter. Mina is 35, and single… technically.  Helen’s husband has been having an affair for the past fifteen years.  For the last ten, Mina’s been in a relationship with a married man. Two…

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The Textlationship, Part 7 – Fallout

The Textlationship, Part 7 – Fallout

Lucy’s still in Kenya, where she’s rekindled her text romance with Ben, the charming lad from Wiltshire who slid into her Twitter DMs more than six months ago.  If you need a recap on all of that, start here, or find out what happened last week here. Lucy and Ben… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 6 – Curveball

The Textlationship, Part 6 – Curveball

More than six months ago, Lucy got into a weird text relationship with a guy named Ben. But before they could actually meet, Ben found a girlfriend, and then Lucy fucked off to Kenya, and so they became WhatsApp textpals instead. And they remained remote text buddies until Ben broke… View Post
The Textlationship, Part 5 – Revival

The Textlationship, Part 5 – Revival

While Lucy’s still in Kenya, reeling from the collapse of her romance with Brad, let me fill you in on something else that’s been bubbling away behind the scenes. Long-time readers of these adventures may remember the story of Lucy’s brief but intense text-relationship with Ben, a guy from Twitter… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 14 – Aftermath

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… View Post
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
Dating Etiquette – Who Makes The Effort?

Dating Etiquette – Who Makes The Effort?

The dating world is an etiquette minefield. What photos should I use? Who messages first? How soon should I reply? Who picks the venue? What should I wear? Who pays? How do I escape if he turns out to be a twat? To help answer some of these questions, Micro… 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
Lucy Overthinks… Botox

Lucy Overthinks… Botox

Lucy’s getting older. There’s no escaping the horror: she can see it every time she looks in the mirror. She can see it especially in the crows’ feet appearing uninvited like a stag party in the Quiet Coach, and in the lines that are starting to crease her forehead, etched… 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
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.