Dating with social anxiety.

  A while back, I wrote a post about why dating apps don’t work for me. I told you all about my romantic side, how I want to meet people in real life rather than over an app that has…

The best thing I never had.

I’ve been feeling a rollercoaster of emotions lately. The uncertainties and obstacles, the freedom and liberation, the nervousness and excitement – it all got a bit much and my little heart was a bit overwhelmed. But what I couldn’t cope…

A British spring wedding.

Weddings are my favourite life event to celebrate. The day is filled with love, hugs, friends and laughter and everyone is just so happy. I recently went to my first wedding in England and it was absolutely beautiful. Despite the…

#5 All that I am.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning Sunday [postmark, 14 September 1846] My Own Beloved, if ever you should have reason to complain of me in things voluntary and possible, all other women would have a right to tread me underfoot,…

#4 A squeal of pain.

Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf Milan [posted in Trieste], Thursday, 21 January 1927 …I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a…

#3 Drunk.

Richard Steele to Mary Scurlock Saturday night [30 August 1707] Dear, Lovely Mrs Scurlock, I have been in very good company, where your unknown name, under the character of the woman I lov’d best, has been often drunk; so that…

#2 Three-quarters as nice.

‘Lewis Carroll’ to May Mileham [6 September 1885] 7 Lushington Road, Eastbourne Dearest May, Thank you very much indeed for the peaches. They were delicious. Eating one was almost as nice as kissing you: of course not quite: I think,…

#1 You will think I am lying.

Alfred de Musset to George Sand [1833] My dear George, I have something stupid and ridiculous to tell you. I am foolishly writing you instead of telling you this, I do not know why, when returning from that walk. Tonight…