There’s no two ways about it, the first time you see your ex after the break up is bound to be all kinds of awkward. You can plan it out in your head a million times over but it’s never gonna play out like that.
Maybe it would have been different if we’d arranged to meet up instead of unexpectedly bumping into each other in this city that is too damn small at times but seeing her really knocked me for six. Just as an aside, we had originally arranged to see each other shortly after she moved home but at the last minute we both realised, separately, that we weren’t ready to face each other yet so it didn’t happen.
Put me in front of a group of strangers, give me a set topic and I’ll talk the hind legs off a donkey with no problem at all. Place me in front of the same group without something specific to talk about and I’ll probably mutter and mumble for fifteen minutes before being able to make any sense at all. It’ll take another while before I actually relax and feel like myself.
I don’t fare much better with individual people either, I’m the same gibbering wreck for a good half an hour or so. It’s a rare occurrence that I meet someone and instantly feel comfortable around them which, I guess, makes it all the nicer when it does happen.
It’s been a few weeks since I did one of these but here’s a round up of blog posts, articles and stuff that caught my eye over the last week.
Over on me, mine and other bits Speccy writes beautifully about her Mum – herself
Reclaim The Voice shares a poem with us, for the day that’s in it – Mother’s Day
It’s time for another round up of blog posts that have caught my eye, I’ve discovered loads of new blogs this week so this is gonna be a long one.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let me know what your favourite blog post of the week has been in the comments below.
Here’s a round up of blog posts (and things) that have caught my attention this week.
CherrySue banishes the start-of-week blues by picking five good things that have happened the previous week for her Monday’s Moments post. There’s always something here that’ll put a smile on your face.
Over on The 5050 Group, Paul Bowler explains why he supports Gender Quotas. My own instincts tell me that gender quotas are wrong but the more I think about it the more I find myself accepting that they really are the only way to bring about that kind of change.
What blogposts got you talking this week? Let me know in the comments below.
Why do I run? The obvious answer is that I do it for the exercise, it’s the easiest way for me to keep in shape because it doesn’t involve putting pressure on my hands and wrists so it doesn’t aggravate my arthritis.
But the obvious answer isn’t always the honest answer and this week I discovered why I really enjoy running so much. It’s the best way to get away from whatever nonsense is going on in your head.