Tag: challenge

Singledom VS Coupledom

Singledom VS Coupledom

A close friend of mine in a long-term relationship has struggled over the years. The downs have been cataclysmic but then the highs have been soul-defining, she vulnerably expressed to me, openly sharing her emotions. Something I always admired about her and took pleasure in witnessing her bravery. How she naturally exposed herself, never worrying …

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Sail your own boat

Sail your own boat

One of the dearest people in my life spent the weekend with me in London. A different London: feeling the sleepiness of the pandemic, wearing masks on public transport, in and out of shops and only being able to sit outside some restaurants and cafes.   While sipping oat milk cappuccinos at Pret in Leicester …

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An Open and Shut Case; Case Rested

An Open and Shut Case; Case Rested

Percival, sitting with his shoulders slightly hunched opposite me at a café, intermittently sipping a black coffee with brown cane sugar. Never anything else. Always the same, with most things. Most would refer to him as vanilla, but then most don’t know him as well as I do…   “Cressida, what are your thoughts on …

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Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

“I have found both freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” Kahlil Gibran It takes the utmost courage to reveal your true, vulnerable self to another. There are those brave enough to reveal, those that can accept and those that permit fear not to …

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Resistance Is Futile when it comes to Brexit

Resistance Is Futile when it comes to Brexit

21st Post Challenge of 31 I truly couldn’t resist…   After all, it’s on every front page of every newspaper in the UK. Somebody rescue us!   While socialising with Safire, my outspoken friend who I envy as a writer, the other night in a quaint French bar in Soho, she spoke to a group of …

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To Challenge Or Not To Challenge

To Challenge Or Not To Challenge

“I’m sorry to say it but you’re a rogue, Safire,” I couldn’t resist blurting out to my friend. A friend I haven’t known for very long. She’s a writer. I met her at a writing group about six months ago.   “Oh, my dear Cressida! How can you bestow such a false character trait upon …

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Fortune Favours The Brave…

Fortune Favours The Brave…

“Have you seduced him?” he asks the woman sitting opposite him.   “No!” she replies.   “Why not?”   “He’s not my type. Why, should I? Oh and he’s married.”   “How many times do I have to tell you that a piece of paper means nothing these days?”   “It means a lot to …

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