What do you want to be when you grow up? I still don’t know.

Post on :17 Mar 16

My father was so relieved when I announced at age 14 that I wanted to be a lawyer. He had grown up in near-poverty, left school at 12 and was a self-made millionaire in later life and had desperately wanted me to get the benefit of a good education and a secure career. Sadly, after … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up? I still don’t know.

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I get tired of trying to be better…

Post on :10 Feb 16

I haven’t been happy with my body for 20 years, and it’s worse since pregnancy… My hair is falling out and I moisturise it to within an inch of its life to attempt to look better… I wear makeup and do my hair on the weekends so I feel more attractive to my husband… I … Continue reading I get tired of trying to be better…

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This ‘perfect’ guy said something so gross, I ended the date and never saw him again. What would you have done?

Post on :23 Jan 16

It all started out so well. Chip* was the true All-American type – very handsome, with an angular jaw, smart, friendly, funny, and warm. I met him through Gumtree London (fantastic results for online dating – more on that in another post), and we met on a Saturday afternoon at a pub in Clapham for … Continue reading This ‘perfect’ guy said something so gross, I ended the date and never saw him again. What would you have done?

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I did the opposite of what people told me, and was engaged in six weeks.

Post on :16 Jan 16

Have you heard that dating rule about not revealing too much information, too soon? Not to talk about wanting marriage and babies… especially when you’re in your 30’s. “You’ll seem desperate,” they say. “He’ll run away,” they warn you… Well, I call bullshit. You want to know my number one dating rule? I got engaged to … Continue reading I did the opposite of what people told me, and was engaged in six weeks.

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Buy ‘Sex, Lies, and Cruising’ paperback NOW in bookstores around Aus & NZ!

Post on :13 Jan 16

      I’m thrilled that Sex, Lies, and Cruising has been picked up by a major book distributor and is now available in booksellers and libraries across Australia and New Zealand (other countries hopefully coming soon). The abovementioned stores are just the national retailers… A huge range of libraries, other state-wide bookstore chains, and a range of … Continue reading Buy ‘Sex, Lies, and Cruising’ paperback NOW in bookstores around Aus & NZ!

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And then we ran away.

Post on :16 Dec 15

When we look back now we jokingly refer to the place we met as a ‘concentration camp’, but it wasn’t that funny at the time. The owners’ attitudes really influenced the tone of the place and the happiness of the workers. I got on okay with the husband (Michael*), but the wife (Sharon*) was another … Continue reading And then we ran away.

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My happy ending… first.

Post on :15 Dec 15

I used to hate it when married women said annoying things like “If you stop looking, you’ll find him.” What’s even more annoying is that it was totally true. So for my first blog post, I thought it most appropriate to tell you that it all worked out for me romantically… in the end. Five … Continue reading My happy ending… first.

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SEX, LIES, AND CRUISING

Post on :21 Apr 15

SEX, LIES, AND CRUISING: When Ellie’s fiancé cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she’s already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her … Continue reading SEX, LIES, AND CRUISING

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LOVE, DRUGS, AND NEW YORK

Post on :18 Apr 15

LOVE, DRUGS, AND NEW YORK Sailing around the Hawaiian Islands on her new cruise ship, Ellie is happy to have finally found her place in the world. She’s pursing her dream of being a photographer and is in a relationship with the greatest guy she’s ever known—and even better, he’s the marrying kind, so she … Continue reading LOVE, DRUGS, AND NEW YORK

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