Great Weekend

Last weekend I had my long awaited girly time. My friends (still the Wattpad group) came to mine on Friday. We had a big scare with the huge amount of snow (for UK standards, which is very little for many countries) falling since Wednesday, traffic going mental and trains being cancelled. We spent 24 hours…

My Life as a Comedy

I had this thought on Saturday when a lot went wrong in the morning. It wasn’t anything horrific, reason why I could see the funny side. It was a sequence of crappy stuff that piles up. First, some background: Barely husband sold his car in December ‘because he doesn’t need it.’ He walks to work,…

9 Days

I had a good day again. I slept fine, ate well and didn’t drink. I had one glass too many last night and instigated another wild conversation with my friends. Somehow, one of them ended up suggesting that I have a threesome with a gay couple who lives close to my house.  I’ll spare you…

Tattoo Update – 2017 done

I close 2017 with 22 hours of work done. The last sitting of this year lasted only two hours and it involved a lot of shading, going over areas previously done to bring the pictures together.  I love my artist’s work. He gets me. And as Raven would say, he had his hands on me…

Confidence Boost

I think I have mentioned here that I look younger than I am. Proof is that I turned 40 and got asked for my ID trying to buy beer at the pub a couple of months ago. That wasn’t the first time in the past few years.  My reaction? I absolutely LOVE it! After I…

Necessity

Barely husband is being nice to me because he needs me. Well, not in the sense that he NEEDS ME, more in the sense that he needs me to do a couple of things for him. I’m convinced this necessity is driving his kindness towards me and why he exploded with Raven instead.  He needs…

Out and About 

I was out with Raven last night. We went to our favourite Tapas bar and spent the evening crushing on the three gorgeous waiters. They are too young for me and too old for her. Still, there’s no harm in looking, is there? I have big plans for the next couple of weekends. Next weekend…

Dirty Thoughts

This is a post containing random dirty thoughts. I have found it very hard to control them lately. Don’t expect any real depth in my writing tonight. This is just a bit of fun as I’m a bit of a failure at being sexy as you will see. 😉 1. After having a few too…

KARMA

There are many words that can be used to describe this, depending on personal beliefs. My mom calls it God’s rebalancing, some call it comeuppance, others just deserved fate: I call it Karma. After starting with the lost vouchers, barely husband’s holiday is not up to his standards. Remember I used to book/organise every single…

HINDSIGHT

Hindsight is a powerful thing. You can either use it to understand where you are and how you got there, thus learning from the process, or you can torture yourself with the wrong paths taken. I am choosing the former. Yesterday, three generations of my family – my mom, Raven and I – sat down for…

NEW CAR

Today I got my new car. I am happy and excited. Being a total book nerd, my new license plate makes me smile: it starts with KU, which is Kindle Unlimited! Sorry for the lame post. I just wanted to share.

2017 STARTS…

I wish I could say 2017 started with a bang and the New Year changed my life. We all knew that would never happen but I can wish… Barely husband is still away. He’s actually on his way back and already annoying the hell out of me. It was almost 10pm when he called last…

HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS

Halloween is my daughter’s favourite holiday. She always says that. Not Christmas, not New Year’s Eve, not anything else: it’s Halloween! The whole trick or treating phenomena is relatively new to the UK (to most countries, to be fair), with obvious American culture influences disseminated through the internet and movies. That’s the part I enjoy…

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

This past weekend, as you may recall, I was accused of treating my barely husband like a friend with benefits. I have already admitted my guilt, so why am I writing about this again? As with everything I write, I went back to it, to tear it apart in an analysis that my logic brain…

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

I meant to post something completely different yesterday, but then I received a big shock: I was nominated for the The Blogger Recognition Award!!! My reaction was to stare at my nomination, looking just like Macauley Culkin in ‘Home Alone’. My nomination came through my friend and ‘sister’ RhapsodyBohème and her beautiful blog rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com ….

WRITING MILESTONE

I am celebrating today! My sweet story about love and fight against prejudice has surpassed 1000 reads on Wattpad. I could hardly believe my eyes when the counter reached 999. My heart was racing; I was so excited and I just couldn’t contain it. I kept on refreshing the page hoping someone (anyone!) would open…

PLAYLIST – SEPTEMBER 2016

As well as being a declared bookworm, I love music. It’s been part of my life since I can remember, even if my taste has drastically changed over the years and is nothing like my parents’. Maybe my mom’s but in their difficult marriage that is something else she muted herself on. I came home…

LIFE AS A PASTAFARIAN

This is a little different from what I usually write but I have read so many articles on faith and religion lately that I felt inspired. There are many points of view and I always try to be respectful and sometimes it’s just better to agree to disagree. There will be some swearing and discussion…

COURAGE, THE COWARDLY B*TCH

I AM A COWARD! There. I said it. It is something I have been ruminating this past week. I seem to chew it, swallow it and then it comes back leaving a horrible taste in my mouth but I repeat the cycle. I went through my parents ‘difficult’ marriage with a clear view that they…

WRITING AS A THERAPY

I have always enjoyed creating stories in my head as if I was a serious book writer or a movie scriptwriter. Sometimes they are sequels to books or movies I like, sometimes parallel stories and even a few originals. I would delve into this new dimension, adding as much detail as possible, giving my characters…

QUID PRO QUO

One of the lessons you have to learn very quickly in any relationship is that, to make it work, you need to compromise. People are not the same and will always want different things. If you think about it, it could be very boring if a couple wanted exactly the same thing all the time….

OPPOSITES ATTRACT (?)

It’s been a very tough couple of weeks. Barely husband and I had a massive argument and then all the cards were put on the table. I told him I am trying to find myself because I don’t recognise the person in the mirror anymore. Whatever fake name I use – Anna, Danielle, Erica –…

How I met your Father – re-written

  I decided I didn’t like the original post I wrote, so this has been completely re-written. I apologise to the people who read the first version as I think it was quite bad… Second time lucky?   My daughter once asked me how her dad and I got together. I wish I could have…

THE REALISATION

Hello! My name is Lisa and my marriage has failed. There are a lot of feelings that come with this realisation: sadness, anger, frustration, regret… that’s the toughest one. Especially after 15 years together you can’t just regret everything. There have been lots of good moments , we have a beautiful daughter and the sex…