Misc

So, the seven-year anniversary of my time with my partner has just been and gone  Don't panic, this isn't a tale of woe that details the threat of the fabled seven-year itch - we're happier than we've ever been  in order to make the occasion, we were shooting the breeze the other night and I asked her to describe some of her abiding memories of our time together. "What amazing memories we've made!" I was thinking 

Now, as many of you will know, the fastest way to prick the balloon of a man's…

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Back in the days when my SO and I had a timeshare, we usually tried to get up there at least once a year. The resort was beautiful, but one summer I decided I wanted to do something different, so I found out about a working ranch in the general area that accommodated a few guests.  It seemed like a fun idea, and since I was an animal lover, I was looking forward to hanging out four a couple of days with various critters. So we drove out to this remote ranch. The wife was pretty nice, but the…

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My years in England seemed to pass in a haze of smoky pubs when I was with my then-boyfriend. His family were dedicated pub warriors breaking new records for after-hours drinking,  and thanks to pub owners who were family friends, many a Sunday was spent in the darkened confines of dining rooms recovering from traditional, heavy roast dinners and too many desserts. Unfortunately, I never liked beer and didn't have the stomach for the hard stuff, so I tended to get bored sitting around after so…

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