Category Archives: Getting Out & About

pick up line…

One New Years Eve I was at a pub with a group of friends. I was standing at the bar. Beside me stood a very good looking gentleman..


So I began talking to this man.. My initial line was “do you think you can tell someone is single just by looking at them?”
So for the next 5mins whilst we were both waiting to be served we scanned the pub & had bets on if we thought these people were single or not.

Just as he had been served and was leaving he extended his hand to shake mine and said “my name is Jake and I’m single”

What’s the best pick up line you’ve heard?

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Whilst travelling I meet this guy (who looks identical to Avery from Greys Anatomy) with piercing blue eyes, olive skin & a body like he should be the next Kelvin Klein model.


We caught eyes and we said “hello” to each other.
I said “where are you from?” As I often do when I’m travelling. This guy then said “I’ll give you three guesses. If you get it wrong then you have to kiss me!”

Well I immediately wanted to say the three craziest and furtherest countries from where I thought he might be from.. “China, Zimbabwe and Antarctica”
I refrained and played the game.

I still lost and had to kiss this Angel.

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courage (part two)

….part two (read part one here)

Without the use of Facebook or cell phones we did what people did back in the day before they were invented and made a plan to meet the next day.

And just like he said Sam turned up. We chatted some more and got on like a house on fire.

This man with an unusual accent was from France and he was travelling by himself. We met a few times and a friendship was formed. He was a true gentleman and it was all very unexpected.

Sam was headed to the airport a few days later. He came to see me a few hours before he was due to be at the airport.

It was a chance meeting, nothing more than a friendship. But I’m super glad I decided to walk back and initiate a conversation.

It’s not Hollywood and we didn’t fall in love, get married, have ten babies and live happily ever after!

But I did step out, take a chance, gain a new friend, have some fun and learn that it pays to be courageous.

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making the most of it

Recently I read this quote “people are having babies… And I’m like which country am I going to next?”


I thought this is definitely me.. 90% of my friends are having or have babies. This is my chance to see the world.

I was able to do some travelling this year. I nearly passed up the opportunity as I had always wanted to travel to some of these countries with that special someone.

My new motto is “life is short so make the most of it”. Being single isn’t a reason to stop you from travelling it should encourage us to see the world and meet some interesting people. And add some FB new friends from all over the world!

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