A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

Dear Toby, It's been a physically and emotionally draining morning, hasn't it? We had such a good run around the park where you had fun being chased by that little Bedlington Cross, before we collapsed into a heap and cried our eyes out into your fur. I told you that you were the best boy [...]

It took me 6 Black Mirror episodes to drive to Belgium — weekend city break

It took me 6 Black Mirror episodes to drive to Belgium — weekend city break

Why Black Mirror? Because we've literally just finished watching it. That show is crazy as f*ck. Real uncomfortable to watch. ANYWAY. I just worked out that I can drive to Belgium in the time it'd take me to watch six episodes of a TV show. When I think of all of the crazy-ass long Netflix [...]

How breaking up with a best friend can be the hardest break up of all

How breaking up with a best friend can be the hardest break up of all

Most 30 year olds have experienced a heart-wrenching break up at least once. Perhaps twice. Perhaps fifty times if you're prone to falling particularly hard, very quickly, in love with someone. At the age of 27 I lost my best friend. I won't go into details but it ripped me to bits, having someone who'd [...]

5 insane off the beaten path stops in the south of France

5 insane off the beaten path stops in the south of France

What does the South of France make us think of? We think nice wines, yachts, glorious sunsets, vineyards, 'A Place in the Sun' type holiday homes with sea views, and, last but not least, miles and miles of sandy beaches littered with irritating British tourists (I'm British and can confirm how annoying we are as [...]

Learning to be in a military family — and why I’m not allowed to have nice things

Learning to be in a military family — and why I’m not allowed to have nice things

We are a military family. Albeit a particularly small one, since we don't have children ourselves, and so it is just myself ("the spouse") and my USAF-owned husband. But we're a military family all the same. My husband has so far completed three moves with his military life -- but this is my very first. [...]

To my fellow Anxious Annies: how to feel comfortable dining out when travelling solo

To my fellow Anxious Annies: how to feel comfortable dining out when travelling solo

It's been a while since I've been on holiday or travelled by myself, but being a military spouse I still regularly find myself eating or cafe-ing alone. For many, going into a restaurant or cafe solo will be absolutely no big deal. It might be something you've always done, or perhaps something you've never done [...]