Jude is very accomplished at it but I treat it like online shopping – looking at nice things instead of getting on with your work – clothes on Asos and Net-a-Porter, coffee machines in John Lewis, firemen, dance-loving doctors. I’m still really close to Magda, who is always kind even though her Smug Married lot are back to asking when they’re going to get me a boyfriend and saying widowed ‘women of a certain age’ can’t get a man, whereas men have women throwing themselves at them. I try to tell myself it’s like the Dalai Lama’s robes.But then the Dalai Lama probably doesn’t have outfits he bought from Topshop and Zara but doesn’t wear stuffed in the wardrobe does he? Shazzer, after all the years of feminist ranting, got MARRIED to a whizzy dot-com American guy and lives in Silicon Valley.That night, at home, I received a phone call I wasn’t expecting — and then I promptly recoiled from my phone, hit “decline,” and waited a few minutes before texting him, “hi sorry been on the subway. ” *** To the best of our understanding, it seems my boyfriend never to text me any less frequently.
’ [grandly]: It is an updating of Hedda Gabler by Anton Chekhov only moved from Norway or Sweden to a terraced house in Queen’s Park. But my friends were all saying I had to get a romantic life… There were over 75 pages of dating self-help books on Amazon to choose from. I can’t do it with my thumbs, which is very ageing, but it’s like you can just keep a running commentary with your friends going on all the time, when you’re supposed to be doing other things and practically have a whole relationship without needing to meet at all.
He’s obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, Goop, and is constantly trying to encourage me to tailor my lifestyle to fit in with it.
Of course, I live very elegantly, and always have a little quinoa salad ready prepared for…
Phone calls, for me, are scheduled events between business associates or people who need to have a Serious Conversation of some sort.
For him, they are what instinctively happens when he has a question, when he has a funny story, when he wants to make plans.