Friendships & Relationships

All juicy and non-juicy, but slightly political aspects about relationships with boys, pals, fam and myself.

starting over after a break up

Is a break up an ending or a new beginning?

7th July 2020

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that in January I went through a break up.  It was tough and it wasn’t my decision to end the relationship, but I know now that it was the right decision. I wrote about how the break up initially felt like a failure here and how […]

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relationships in lockdown

Lockdown might be good for our friendships

5th May 2020

I miss my friends. I miss them a whole darn lot. But I think lockdown might be good for all of our friendships. Relationships are a balance of give and take and it can be uncomfortable for both people when it leans more one way than another. I’ve written more about the balancing act of […]

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isobel baby bacon

The dream team: Team Bacon

9th February 2020

One of the things I’m very grateful for is my family, better known as Team Bacon. In Addenbrooks hospital when my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, he said, “We’re Team Bacon, Team Bacon can get through anything.”  That pretty much sums up my Dad; a ridiculous sense of optimism in an annoying but charming […]

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christmas if only in my dreams

If only in my dreams…

19th November 2019

‘If only in my dreams’ is a beautiful and poignant lyric. There is nothing worse than empty chairs around the Christmas table; reminders of those you’ve loved and lost. It might be your first Christmas, your fifth, your twenty-fifth, without them. Flashed by in a sparkly tinsel blur. It’s our seventh Christmas this year without […]

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Love Yourself

14th February 2019

The most important thing on Valentine’s Day is to love yourself. Yes, like it or not, it’s Valentine’s Day. I personally love Valentine’s when I’m single or in a relationship, it is a time to treat yourself to some love, and it’s also a strong reminder to appreciate the people you love. Yes, we shouldn’t […]

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Finding the balance in friendships

29th January 2019

One of the hardest things about any type of relationship whether that is with a friend, family member, partners, co-worker, is finding a balance. The balance between the amount of effort, time, the quality of both of the time and effort that each person puts in to avoid a one-sided relationship. Yet, it often happens. We’ve […]

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We’re get it, you’re busy

1st December 2018

It’s no secret that we are all super busy. The phrase “I’m free three weeks on Thursday” is very normal for my friends and I and it’s something I would never want to change. I love that my friends and family are living their own lives and aiming for their own goals, keep hustling along […]

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you are not a damsel in distress

You are not a damsel in distress

29th January 2017

Recently, I have seen so many needy women who play the damsel in distress. Women who rely on men to make them feel better, to drive them around, to give them the status of being in a relationship, to give them the stability and comfort that comes with being in a relationship. I am not […]

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