Tainted Love

By February 14, 2012 Blog

Valentine’s Day AND half-term.  Too rich for my blood. I’m not a romantic person.  In fact, I’d say I was anti-romance – (gospel excepted – but even that’s hard to take in.  All this grace when I just want to earn my stripes). So, in honour of the slushfest, here are my top ten romantic moments. 1. Chundering (vomiting)  on the beach  when Glen proposed. (I knew it was coming, so to maintain an element of surprise, he kept foisting …Read More

Cheap date

By January 21, 2012 Blog

Been reading today about a growing trend for twenty-somethings who are fed up with being set up. Parents and friends can be well meaning, but sometimes their efforts ‘on your behalf’ may leave you wanting to pull out your own eyes and emigrate.  (‘Ooooh – is that the door? Billy-bob – what a surprise! Have you met my single daughter, Mary-ann?  I’ll just pop some Barry White on the stereo and you two can get to know each other…’) I’m …Read More

Bad Romance

By November 22, 2011 Blog

‘Bought for Revenge, Bedded for Pleasure’. Is this the best title for any book, ever? I spotted it at the library, where it had absconded from the romance section and into crime. (I wasn’t shelf-sharking – honest). The cover was everything one could hope for  – a vision of hair and teeth, pressed breathlessly against a pink sunset and manly heavage. Without even reading the blurb, it’s clear what we’re dealing with. Romance.  More specifically, Bad Romance. The scene is familiar.  A hero: Zachary de Milleneuve, …Read More