When it comes to dating the fun part is usually when you get to take your clothes off. Turns out though that Jermaine Stewart was right. It’s part 2 of Matty’s Makeover – operation ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’ – and I hadn’t realised I could have so much fun putting clothes on. The setting is … More The Ultimate Style & Dating Fix Part 2: “Bang On Trend” – Operation Fix Up, Look Sharp
Let’s begin with the case for the prosecution: 41 years of age 3 tattoos in the last 2 years Online dating veteran – had more dates than an Egyptian market stall Undergoing an image overhaul with an Image & Styling Consultant Telling the whole world about it I put it to you, ladies and gentleman, … More Midlife Crisis? What Midlife Crisis?!?
After nearly 8 months of blogging it’s about time I got serious and discussed the meaning of life. No more fannying around talking about trifling matters like divorce, death and depression, it’s time to ask the big question: ‘Life, what the hell’s all that about then?’ In the wake of devastation, terror and tragedy, the … More Life: What’s That All About Then? – This is My Truth, Tell Me Yours
Well, I wasn’t expecting that… If you’ve been reading this blog you will know that my life has been pretty eventful this past few years (yeah, that’s one way of putting it). I don’t think I need to summarise, if you’ve visited before you’ll get the picture; if not, well, take a look around here … More The Ultimate Style & Dating Fix Part 1: Take Me Down to the Paradise City – Stepping Up My Dating Game
It’s an album cover. When people see my latest tattoo the inevitable question is, ‘what is it?’ It is not, in fact “an ice cream wafer and a lettuce leaf being chased by a plum” (thanks Martin), it is a representation of the cover of one of my favourite albums, an album that has many … More “Daddy can be the sky…”
July 2016. iPad, phone, Sky box, news channel – yep, all confirm that it is July 2016. Definitely. So can someone please explain to me why I see the following headline on the BBC website: “How controversial is it to kiss your child on the lips?” Excuse me? “How controversial is it to kiss your … More To Kiss or Not to Kiss… Really?
One day I am going to grow wings. One day my life will be richer for the hardships of today, my wounds transformed into wisdom, and those that have hurt me will be revealed as my teachers, guides that directed me onto the path that led to a better destination. One day today’s struggles will … More One Day
We walk. As time passes with the sun’s rise and fall we pace, our stride purposeful. Small talk gives way to laughter and lamentations of broken pasts clear the way for promises of a future destination. At night we rest, our bodies and minds grateful for the chance to recuperate, thanking us with a rising wellspring … More Step by Faltering Step (Part 2 of 2)
“Get up!” My body stirs, a cracked portrait of futility. “I can’t.” “I don’t want to hear no can’ts, get up you sonofabitch!” I push myself up, my hands pressing into the dirt, gravel forcing its way between my scraped fingers. “I’m exhausted. I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m done.” “Whatever brought you … More Step by Faltering Step (Part 1 of 2)