The Las Vegas Holidate

On Paper: What happens in Vegas… In Reality: The Cape Town Holidate – Part Two [Continued] I had the jet lag. “Debbie, please try sleep.” “Just try -” But I couldn’t. “What are you doing now?!” “Stop it and come back to bed.” “You’re not going to sleep are you?” The best thing about Melvin […]

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The Cape Town Holidate, Part Two

The Cape Town Hoildate, Part One Cont. Day Two The romance from the day before was gone and replaced with… “What is going on in there, Melvin?!” “It’s nothing – I’m fine – get away from the door-” “It sounds like a dinosaur is giving birth?!” “That would be my arse …” “Please just go […]

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The Cape Town Holidate, Part One

For my younger readers the information you are about to read is not safe and should not be done unless supervised. For my older readers – we’re not getting any younger… On Paper: Don’t speak to strangers on the internet and don’t go on holiday with them. In Reality: I’d let myself go; I hadn’t […]

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How To Get The Right Swipe

On Paper: It’s time to compete against the twenty-one-year olds who have thousands of social media followers and promising careers as Instagram models. It’s time to Tinder…   In Reality: The super likes had dropped. My fanny was drying up with the cold weather. I needed a solution. And that was when I discovered Saskia, […]

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The “Feelings” Date

On Paper: “New Year, New Me!” Narrator: In Reality: He was one of the 12 dates. I won’t say which one, so let’s call him… The Date(s) Our second date was magical… Our third date was glutenous… And our fourth date was… Friends began asking questions … “Debbie, are you ever going to return my […]

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The Enigma Date

On Paper: Use WW2 Enigma machines, protocols and Sherlock’s deduction principles to create personalised cocktail recipes which will stay a secret between and you and our agents. Forever… In Reality: A week post Christmas… I began imagining the embarrassment of turning up to friends nuptials,, seeing them with their plus ones, pension schemes – dignity as […]

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The Mariah Carey Date

On Paper:  For 1.5 hours you’ll be taken through the DANCE moves OF A 90’s Christmas classic, Grab a mate and get on down to this Christmas Spectacular at Drink, Shop & Do In Reality: “Dear DD, I am just recently out of a 7 year relationship and have never officially been on a “first date”. Fancy […]

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