Happy Birthday Darling

By Thursday, May 31, 2012 0 Permalink

It was my boyfriend's birthday yesterday. I knew it was coming. I warned some friends. They were subtle and didn't mention it, but casually dropped me an email or text more often than usual. In the end I was fine. Revising for some exams is keeping me more than occupied and I feel that it is his positivity that is keeping me focused and motivated at this stressful time. As I am not one for self discipline,  so I feel sure that this is what it must be. I have mentioned before that grief creeps up on you or jumps out at the most bizarre times. Of course I sat and chewed the end of my pen for a moment and remembered that last year I took him to the Ivy for a charming birthday surprise which we both enjoyed, and I pondered what I might have surprised him with this year. It feels odd that I ...

It’s all politics!

By Saturday, May 26, 2012 0 Permalink

Eurovision is here! After a stressful and sad few weeks for me I am looking forward to tonight's Eurovision Final. Not in an ironic, camp way you understand. I genuinely love Eurovision. I have many happy memories of watching with my parents over the years and dare I admit it, even voting on a couple of occasions. A few months before Mama died we watched it together at home and voted for  Ukraine based solely on the fact the singer looked so breathtakingly beautiful and the rest of the songs were not that great! Alors, it's Eurovision, not a life altering referendum. What is not to like? Eurotrash music, attractive men and women glammed up and a healthy dose of fun. I like listening to the diverse sounds on offer, sometimes there is a particularly native tone to some of the songs which is enjoyable. The ones which are miserable and ballad like I ...