Sex and Companionship

Once again, I accidentally come across an email I sent myself long ago.  The girls referred to are my two daughters.  It was written at the end of March 2013.  That means, five months after my husband walked out on us, and, if memory serves, at just about the time he made it clear after some dithering that he would not be coming back.   Continue reading Sex and Companionship


Post-Sexual? Or Just Repressed?

Susie Orbach, the celebrity psychotherapist and author of Fat is a Feminist issue, who after thirty years with the father of her children is now married to Jeanette Winterson, says she is post-heterosexual.  Makes me think.   Continue reading Post-Sexual? Or Just Repressed?

Can’t Get A Man

Shortly after my husband absconded I found Wikivorce, an excellent website that offers support to people going through divorce and separation.  A source of factual information, advice and support, with court forms to download, other members (more or less expert) to consult, a chatroom and a place to blog.   Continue reading Can’t Get A Man

Bodily Functions


If you’ve read my letter to my body you’ll know I find this kind of talk deeply uncomfortable.  Yet it has to be said, there is some truth to the phrase apparently written in loo cubicles: There’s nothing so overrated as a bad fuck, nor so underrated as a good shit.
Continue reading Bodily Functions

Mentoring and a Fairy Light

I noticed that one of my colleagues on the course had signed up to be a mentor with a company called Everwise. (Nice name. Bit cocky.) Continue reading Mentoring and a Fairy Light