Temples and familiars…

So… I have to be honest and say I’m a little worried in the tapestry weaving of tales, past and present, on this blog that it will digress into some sort of ‘sex and the city 20 years on’ blog. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Carrie and the girls… well except for the 2nd movie… what a load of embarrassing crap that was! I’ll try to avoid that route too much but the dating scene in your 40’s is really quite thought provoking… entertaining and horrifying at the same time. And so different from how I remember it. In fact I don’t think I ever did actually ‘date’ when I was in my 20’s. Pretty much just jumped straight in… one or two very long one night stands… So perhaps I will share a few anecdotes, past and present, as we go along…

Mostly, I’d like to know where are all the men my age? Snuggled up with women in their early 30s and starting new families apparently! I’m sure there’s some irony to be plundered there… My source is the requirements on the male profiles on the dating sites. Yes, I tried the online thing for a bit but frankly a few news items recently about women being attacked on dates generated through internet dating sites has really put me off. And after a few dates, I’m fairly convinced my ‘soul mate’ is not lurking on any dating sites or in the local watering hole. I’ll just have to bump into him on a bridge or something… my daughter thinks our cat is my soul mate so that position is possibly already filled anyway. No! I refuse to become that crazy old cat woman with the purple velvet coat… oops think I have a coat like that in my cupboard already. Time to cull the old wardrobe m’thinks!

And time to read Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar… I’ve just discovered it… I’d welcome any suggestions for good books to read!

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Just a mother, a wife, a writer, a professional marketer, amateur photographer, art lover, aspiring beekeeper... dreaming of a citrus grove in Sardinia... 'let the beauty of what you love be what you do' ~ Rumi
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