Category Archives: Lovely Things

Social Anxiety

I remember a time when I found it really difficult to engage well with people I didn’t know – especially in contexts when nobody I knew was present. I’d see characters on television shows meet new people and just casually … Continue reading

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2010 – 2019: My First Decade of Adult Life

I can remember where I was on New Year’s Eve 2009. My very dear friend Egan had invited a few people round to see in the New Year in his caravan. A nice enough invitation, but I was a grumpy … Continue reading

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Are You Just Friends?

As I live with a member of the opposite sex, a question I’m often asked is “are you a couple, or are you just friends?” but it’s not something I’m new too. As someone with quite a lot of friends … Continue reading

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Forming Connections

In recent times, a few people have commented about the number of friends I have – indicating that I have an unusually high number. It doesn’t bother me, because every person has different social needs and will be happy with … Continue reading

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Living Together

About three months ago, I moved to Bath (as I had always wanted to) and started living with my friend Sophie). I used to think that living alone would always be the best living arrangement, but I really like living … Continue reading

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Unofficial Chinese Pokémon Cards

A few weeks ago, I was blessed with a rare visit from my world travelling friend, Tulin. Together with my housemate Sophie, we went to get some delicious food and had an all-round lovely evening. Not only was her company … Continue reading

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A Cosy Moment

Yesterday evening, it was pouring with rain, quite heavily. In my living room, we had the lamp on – filling the room with a dull, comfortable light. I’m at the top floor in an apartment building in Bath – outside … Continue reading

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International Friendship Day 2019

The 31st of July is International Friendship Day and this year I spent a long time on a big project which I was pretty proud of. I wanted to share it in today’s blog post. That’s eight rows of eight … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

Loyal readers will have noticed that I’ve not updated my blog in quite some time. In fact, this is the biggest gap between posts since the Trusty Water Blog launched in 2011 – and why? Well, I have had a … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Can Make

I started this week, not feeling low, per say, but without any high expectations. I had a couple of social plans which I was looking forward to, but nothing too special. In fact, I predicted that it might even be … Continue reading

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