When Life Gives You Lemons

I have come to a conclusion, and it’s probably a bad one, that I should never, ever date again. You know when you drink far, far too much (usually on the “best night of your life so far”) and you spend the next two days in bed feeling terribly sorry for yourself and only have…

Dear John

Dear John, I can’t do this anymore. It’s not you, it’s me. I just have too much going on in my life right now. I don’t know how to be loved. You deserve better. You are going to have a great future. I think we should still be friends. I don’t want to hurt you….

Courtesy Not Courtship

A few months ago I wrote a wonderfully cheerful and sassy post all about how happy I was to be a single lady. I was single, independent and incredibly smug about it too. Then all of a sudden, BOYS. Boys, boys, boys. Boys. Boys. WHY. Universe, you have a terrible sense of humour. This is…

Learning to Love Myself (*All the Single Ladies*)

I have been single for what feels like forever now. I started this blog part way through last year on the heels of an unexpected, traumatic breakup. Half a year might not seem that long, but it’s honestly the longest I have been single, single; not even crushing on a boy or chatting to a…

Shout

  Today I did something I have never done before, I told someone exactly how I feel. But what? Anneke, you’re so vocal and always say all the words? I say words, so many, but they are softened because I loathe confrontation. Always honest, but always swaddled in sprinkles and laughter and joy. You have…

I Was Expecting Brunch, Not A Breakup

  This bizarre thing keeps happening to me, whereby I meet a guy with whom I express an interest, they then chase me fervently, courting me with grand gestures, dates and affection, and the moment I relent and start to mimic their actions or admit my feelings, they run away. I am left alone in…